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All of a sudden is my E8400 chip is unstable?

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About a week ago i had to reboot my e8400 (on a p5ke), upon rebooting my data on my drives were corrupted, and since then, even when using default settings in my bios, from time to time I can't even POST.

Initially, I had thought running mye 8400 at 3.6 was conservative (relatively low voltage, like low-mid 1.4s, but now I'm thinking maybe i screwed up my chip?

what other indications can i look at to see if my chip is fried, or perhaps my board?

Perhaps somone out there can tell me the best BIOS to use with this board (p5kE).

Thanks!

mike
post #2 of 19
Conservative and low voltage on e8400 isnt near 1.4.
Anything over 1.36 smokes them from what Ive read here.
If you have been running it at 1.4 and more then Id say it is probably fried.
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post #3 of 19
Low-mid 1.4s on voltage will rapidly damage or destroy Intel's 45nm chips. You really should not go over 1.35-1.375v or so for 24/7 use, unless you can keep temperatures well below ambient (chilled water TEC, or phase change).

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post #4 of 19
Actually 1.4V for a 45NM chip is to much for 24/7.
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yikes, nothing more even if on water?

looks like it's a good thing i kept my e6600 and 6750.

Any ideas on the deliveries of the e8500s?
post #6 of 19
The voltage on the 45nm chips is a lot lower than the 65nm chips. I would think that 1.4+ is a bit high for this chip.

In terms of drive corruption, is your PCI-E frequency set to 100Mhz (give or take a few Mhz)? If its gone too high, which it can do if linked to the increase in FSB, then its been reported to cause file corruption.
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post #7 of 19
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my pci-e i set to 105
so, when I get my 8500 in a few weeks, what vcore should i start the o/c at?
post #8 of 19
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so, when I get my 8500 in a few weeks, what vcore should i start the o/c at?
Max 1.36V for 24/7.
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post #9 of 19
Yea like stated, people don't tend to go over 1.37Vcore for 45nm

Seems a lot of people are mis informed about the 45nm chips. Really sorry to hear this dude, at least you will know for next time.
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post #10 of 19
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my pci-e i set to 105
so, when I get my 8500 in a few weeks, what vcore should i start the o/c at?
Max 1.35 But from what it sounds to me, it sounds like you're doing it wrong. You should only up the vcore when needed.
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