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my core 2 qaud Q9450 broke on me in 2 days, it took me a day of trying to get it to even work, then it quit in 2 days later. i did overclock it to 3.6 ghz, had a 1.55 v core and the temp was like 40C load...theres NO WAY that that wsnt stable at all. also i was checking to make sure if it wasnt stable, i turned off my pc and popped out the cmos battery because the jumper is underneath my giant 8800 gtx, wat a pain, and my elbo hit pwr button of the computer, the cmos popped out RIGHT THEN, then the battery fell on my tv tuner card and made a spark. im pretty sure that didnt kill the cpu because its acting like the same as it did before i made that error, however, it did kill one of my 1gb stix of ram Q_Q.

if i return my cpu to micro center and say it was defective, which im 98% sure it was, tell them i didnt OC it, it has a 90 day return warrenty if defective, there is no way they can tell i OCd it right?
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...about-ram.html

Look in your last thread.
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You probably fried your chip, 1.4v is the max for these chips!
    
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post #4 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by hogans View Post
You probably fried your chip, 1.4v is the max for these chips!

It's Actually less then 1.4v But he's pretty much right

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post #5 of 35
Yeah..you fried it mate. You went way over its limits when it comes to V-core.
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ouch... I'm sorry man. I hope for the best for you, that'd be a frustrating thing to have to deal with.
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post #7 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avacado View Post
It's Actually less then 1.4v But he's pretty much right

look at the spec sheets not the VID the true MAX is 1.45. not saying it is recomended but you are wrong.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
look at the spec sheets not the VID the true MAX is 1.45. not saying it is recomended but you are wrong.

I stand corrected, thank you.

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post #9 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avacado View Post
I stand corrected, thank you.

it's cool but in all honesty I would say you are much safer with what you said. trying to use just under max is like saying if your skull can only handle 50psi max so if I hit you with something that only puts 45psi of pressure you will b efine right

and what the heck is up with this new emoticon nd: ? it's called helping hand but it reminds me of something else with the big ol smile the guy gets
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post #10 of 35
Ouch! you fried your chip....

Its 45nm man.... not 65nm.
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