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I've noticed there are a variety of ways to fail in OCing. I'm asking the vets here to share the type of knowledge that only comes with experience.

I'll list the failures I've experienced and hopefully, some of them indicated a particular problem to be solved.

-No Post
-Post but freeze before windows dual boot selection
-Dual boot selection, but error in kernel file when windows first loads before the please wait screen.
-Reboot when in Please Wait screen.
-Open windows, but freeze opening CPUZ or HWMonitor
-Freeze when starting Prime95
-Thread error in prime95
-Run Prime95 for 10 minutes but freeze after a while.
-BSOD - **Bal3Wolf
-NTLDR is missing - Memory Clocks Unstable? **thlnk3r


I think to have this list would be valuable for anyone OCing. I'll keep it updated as folks add failures and hopefull tell us what they indicate.
Edited by OpticWaves - 6/12/08 at 11:57am
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I think you left out a huge one: blue screens.
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Indeed, I don't get alot of those luckily.
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Indeed, I don't get alot of those luckily.
I don't normally get bsod's, just regular blue screens. And my dad has that shirt
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Right now I'm sitting at 2.999Ghz, and I get a rounding was .5 instead of .4 error from prime 95 after about 1 minute.


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total system power down priming i had that happen few times.
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Opticwave, you could also add in there, "NTLDR is missing". I've received that quite a few times. I'm leaning towards memory overclocks not being stable
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Bump

Anyone have some answers for these?
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Bump

Anyone have some answers for these?
OpticWaves, majority of the issues you posted above are mainly due to unstable overclocks. I would assume by simply lowering the reference clock and running stability tests with Orthos/OCCT would rule out instability. A "No Post" issue most of the time can be solved by clearing the CMOS. In more serious situations (rare but could happen) the BIOS could become corrupt too.

I hope I'm talking about the same thing your talking Optic
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Well, the idea of the thread is to determine which value should be adjusted in the OC, according to what type of failure occurs.

For instance, when I OC to 2.938 using 13x226, which is what I'm at now, If I set the CPU voltage at default, It freezes the instant I start Prime95. But if I raise the voltage +.75, I can run it for a half hour.

I'm just too new to this to be putting these results up as if they were solid info. I'd rather have those of you that have been doing this for years give this info, as you know much more about t
OCing than I.

This thread is an attempt to gain the kind of wisdom that comes with time, quickly.
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