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I was on a modest oc of 3ghz, but I noticed that every now and then if I was extreme multi-tasking (8 or more windows open) that my computer would lock up and I couldn't do anything. Is this due to an unstable oc? I backed down temporarily to 2.8 to see if this helps. My settings at 3ghz were
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I think it might be an unstable OC yes. Did you run a long enough stress test at those clocks?

Is everything better now at 2.8 ?
post #3 of 21
Sounds like CPU is failing. if it was RAm you usually get a BSOD

check your CPU volts and temps - needs fixing
    
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I'd try upping the vcore. I've also heard mixed reviews of you're coolit eliminator, so be sure it's cooling properly.
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Get coretemp. Its pretty accurate. Anything over 70c=bad
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I'm idling around 30 and load goes up to 50 (@ 3.0ghz), so I don't think that temp is an issue... Should I try pushing the vcore up a little bit more to 1.425?
    
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I'm idling around 30 and load goes up to 50 (@ 3.0ghz), so I don't think that temp is an issue... Should I try pushing the vcore up a little bit more to 1.425?
.... as long as your temps stay good, it shouldn't be a problem.
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post #8 of 21
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I upped my memory's voltage, because I just realized that it may not have been running at the required one... I'm going to stress test it, but how long should I leave it running in order to figure out I'm stable.
P.S. I'm still at 2.8, too scared to go back to 3 for now
    
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post #9 of 21
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I think it might be an unstable OC yes. Did you run a long enough stress test at those clocks?

Is everything better now at 2.8 ?
Actually, it almost got worse, until I upped my memory voltage. I logged in and started up itunes and mozilla and then it locked up again Usually it lasts a while... Now, I'm running itunes, mozilla, everest, and cpuz and it hasn't locked up yet.
    
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post #10 of 21
You could stress test it for several hours.... and if it passes, start moving your OC up again. Keep us posted.... and good luck!
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