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A lot of people have an e8400 at 3.6ghz. I was runnign mine at that for about a week and it was stable as far as I knew.

Then I ran a test in ORHOS for around an hour and it said system hardware failure. ie it wasnt stable.

Well am i doing my processor any damage if im running at 3.6ghz and ORTHOS says its unstable. It worksm fine and doesnt even hit 50C when gaming or when doing something else heavy on the cpu like unzipping.

And is 13 secs in SuperPi 1M good for an e8400 3.6ghz
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What voltage are you putting in it?
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stock voltage

1.184 i think it is.
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You might have been undervolting it a bit, but its doubtful you did any real harm.
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Every 8400 is different. For 3.6ghz I need:
1.262 in MIT
1.236 read in bios
1.216 in cpuz
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run OCCT
post #7 of 18
1.184 after vdroop is kinda low.

Try upping the voltage.
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Being "stable" is a judgement call. Orthos is working your processor much harder than normal desktop use ever would. Running it at settings that crash Orthos isn't going to harm it. Crashing your computer can damage your operating system files though, so keep that in mind. In my opinion, if my computer can game endlessly for me, I consider it "stable." I could careless if Orthos can crash it as long as nothing that I actually use it for can crash it.
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Being "stable" is a judgement call. Orthos is working your processor much harder than normal desktop use ever would. Running it at settings that crash Orthos isn't going to harm it. Crashing your computer can damage your operating system files though, so keep that in mind. In my opinion, if my computer can game endlessly for me, I consider it "stable." I could careless if Orthos can crash it as long as nothing that I actually use it for can crash it.
However, that doesn't mean that you ignore it crashing after an hour. Otherwise, you're right. Normal, even strenuous usage, won't compare to Orthos.
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A lot of people have an e8400 at 3.6ghz. I was runnign mine at that for about a week and it was stable as far as I knew.

Then I ran a test in ORHOS for around an hour and it said system hardware failure. ie it wasnt stable.

Well am i doing my processor any damage if im running at 3.6ghz and ORTHOS says its unstable. It worksm fine and doesnt even hit 50C when gaming or when doing something else heavy on the cpu like unzipping.

And is 13 secs in SuperPi 1M good for an e8400 3.6ghz
It can crash if you done some heavy load application so you be better of with 1,225 - 1,25 in BIOS and it should not doing any harm to you CPU in the long run.
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