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So... I pass 8 hours of prime95 blend, 10 hours of memtest+, and 1 hour of OCCT 2.0.0 mix, all error free. OCCT 2.0.0 2 hour custom, however, fails in the first ten - fifteen seconds.

What make you of this, o ye gods of stable overclocks?
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Easy, Your running "Blend" testing, which is the weaker of the CPU stressing tests. You need to get Small FFT's stable..

Also, Something I found out is I know I can get 3.6 stable, But when I stress test, My NB cooling is not sufficient and the computer reboots as yours does, and it's scalding to the touch. I need WC or a better NB setup
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Something to that I think, though my north bridge does not get scalding hot; I aggressively cool NB and RAM with spot coolers and extra fans. Nonetheless, my ambients are high, 30C, and I just did OCCT 2h custom on stock and it was fine....

My faith in OCCT over Prime95 just went up a notch...
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Ahhh now I see why you brought up OCCT 2hrs. Good to hear its picking up instability early. I too will start doing a extra OCCT scan for now on.
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Yeah, OCCT finds errors in the first 10 seconds that Prime didn't find in three hours.. My new acid test.
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I used to think Orthos was my one and only CPU test, but yes, OCCT when set for CPU, highest priority will seem to fail before Orthos on mine.
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About to replace my Mobo with 1 of 3 evga 780is around me. Eenie meenie.... Wish me luck!
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