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Ok Ive been working on my E8300 and it has began to frustrate me. I overclocked it to 3.6ghz and temperatures at idle are 38 and load they reach up to 46. Even with these temperatures, and long successful Prime95 tests, I get random white screens. So I backed it down to 3.4ghz and I get the same problem, with lower temperatures. ***?


I use RealTemp, no graphics card was not overclocked, and only BIOS options changed were FSB and VCore (I played with it and no luck).
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do the bios settings like EIST and VB have any effect on overclocking?
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you want C1E and Speedstep off

Also make sure you are stable at stock

Does your northbridge need more volts?
    
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yeah it runs perfect at stock, perfect at 3ghz too. I would change the NB voltage but I dont know what it is set at in the first place.
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Originally Posted by ccarey13 View Post
yeah it runs perfect at stock, perfect at 3ghz too. I would change the NB voltage but I dont know what it is set at in the first place.
raise nb at the first with 0.1 also don't forget watch nb load temps
also check your gfx card if it have passive cooling with no fan white dots sometimes related to the temp of the gfx card add fan to it
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1600-1800 FSB requiers 1.35-1.4 volts most of the time

keep a good fan to keep it cool
    
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post #7 of 17
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Yeah my XFX has a fan. And the low voltage would explain it. It was running with around 1.25 volts


oh and whats a good program to watch temps? I know realtemp is the only one that works on wolfdales, but I need one for Motherboard and RAM temps
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by ccarey13 View Post
Yeah my XFX has a fan. And the low voltage would explain it. It was running with around 1.25 volts


oh and whats a good program to watch temps? I know realtemp is the only one that works on wolfdales, but I need one for Motherboard and RAM temps
try bumb all voltages
nb 0.1 more
cpu 0.0250
also if you oc xfx leave it stock
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Originally Posted by a7m1 View Post
try bumb all voltages
nb 0.1 more
cpu 0.0250
also if you oc xfx leave it stock
good luck
Worst idea ever. I hope you don't suggest this to everyone

He needs to learn the right way to OC or you just gonna start upping volts for nothing

Try Everest Ultimate, HWMonitor, Motherboard monitor for temps - I love EVEREST, works the best
    
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post #10 of 17
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Thanks free roller. Right now Im running 3.4ghz with a FSB of 1600 with 1.3 volts. I did it before with 1.25. Im idling at 43 degrees
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