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Ultimate stress testing program... 8 minutes of this is equal to over 40 hours of Prime95.
Run at least 5 passes.

http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip

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Yep, I grabbed it already. Gonna run that tonight with fingers crossed.

If it passes 5 times, I should consider the system "stable enough," right?

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Ultimate stress testing program... 8 minutes of this is equal to over 40 hours of Prime95.
Run at least 5 passes.

http://www.ultimate-filez.com/files/IntelBurnTest.zip

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Even if you don't leave it on 24/7, you should make sure that the CPU doesn't error for at least 12 hours under Linpack, because as temperature changes, that time will shorten. And being the most stressful test, a 12hr pass through Linpack can just about guarantee at least a 24hr stability in anything else.

Edit:
No, 5 passes will not guarantee stability, download OCCT and run Linpack for 12hrs+, Linpack is the library that IBT uses, so it is as effective, except u can leave OCCT Linpack on infinite mode and cancel it whenever.

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First of all, I want to thank everyone for the INCREDIBLE wealth of info in this thread. I've been out of the overclocking scene for a while as life just caught up and gaming and "pushing the fps" just didn't seem all that important anymore.

Well, the gf recently got me a brand new shiny graphics card, and I realized my old AMD Athlon 64 just wasn't cutting it. So, I jumped on the E5200 + MSI G31M3-L V2 deal from Fry's for $79.99 a week ago.

I certainly must say, there are a lot more to tweak now, and after spending a good amount of the long weekend going over this forum and many other sources, I have done the following:

1) BSEL mod -> 1.35V
2) Upgraded to Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
3) Did the unthinkable... went to 4.0GHz rock solid stable with 1.35V!

Now, all other things aside, my greatest question right now is:

How am I able to do this with a CPU whose original VID was 1.250V, which is rather high? I know from what I've read, the "sought after" e5200's are the ones with the 1.1xxV VID's as they would ensure higher FSB at acceptable voltages. But, here is my story...

When I first fired up my e5200/VID 1.250V, I tried 3.0GHz just for fun as the crappy MSI G31M3-L V2 had no CPU voltage adjustment options. The thing booted, and I played Fallout3 for almost 4 hours. Next day, I thought, what the hell... I booted up to 3.5GHz and played a few more hours of Fallout3. At that point, I realized something was amiss because given the high VID of 1.250, I wasn't expecting much out of my e5200.

Just to make sure I wasn't going out of my mind, I tried 4.0 GHz (320x12.5) at stock VID of 1.250. Damn system didn't boot then. Good, not dreaming.

So, after reading about the BSEL voltage mod, I of course had to try just one more time with 1.350V. Unbelievably, not only did it boot up at 4.0GHz, but it went right into WinXP and I ran 3DMark2006 3 times. Then, I played Fallout3 for about 5 hours.

Needless to say, I'm shocked... stumped really. I wasn't even expecting my little e5200 with 1.250V VID to hit 3.5GHz, much less 4.0GHz... and only at 1.350V! Is this a fluke, or did I just simply get lucky??

As always, many thanks in advance and look forward to your feedback.
my vid is 1.225 and im running at 4.0ghz at 1.24 volts. seems to me the higher the vid the higher the overclock on these so far. I havent seen very many 1.1xx vid chips doing 4ghz or more.
    
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Even if you don't leave it on 24/7, you should make sure that the CPU doesn't error for at least 12 hours under Linpack, because as temperature changes, that time will shorten. And being the most stressful test, a 12hr pass through Linpack can just about guarantee at least a 24hr stability in anything else.

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OCCT's Linpack drops in stress and temps when it loops. IBT doesn't.
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Even if you don't leave it on 24/7, you should make sure that the CPU doesn't error for at least 12 hours under Linpack, because as temperature changes, that time will shorten. And being the most stressful test, a 12hr pass through Linpack can just about guarantee at least a 24hr stability in anything else.

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No, 5 passes will not guarantee stability, download OCCT and run Linpack for 12hrs+, Linpack is the library that IBT uses, so it is as effective, except u can leave OCCT Linpack on infinite mode and cancel it whenever.

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If it passes 5 then it's stable... But you never know... Generally if it passes 5 it passes 20.

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That's AWESOME madmike. And, it certainly is counter to everything I've read. There are people in other forums are even returning 1.225+ VID e5200's...

Can't wait to run the Intel stress test when I get home! Should I try going down from 1.35V if I get a completely stable pass? Or, is 1.35V pretty safe?

I really would rather not go through the hassle of removing and remounting the heatsink/fan again to re-BSEL the damn thing. Hate those plastic push pins on the heatsink, I always feel like I'm gonna either snap the pins or crack the motherboard...

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my vid is 1.225 and im running at 4.0ghz at 1.24 volts. seems to me the higher the vid the higher the overclock on these so far. I havent seen very many 1.1xx vid chips doing 4ghz or more.
    
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True, OCCT drops in stress, but honestly, it is the changing levels of stress that causes half the instability from my experiences. I've had OCs that would pass for 24hrs fine on the first try, stop it, restart it, and it BSODs within an hour.

1.35V is pretty safe, I'd try upping the OC to compensate for the extra voltage, if it is stable right now. And I got used to the pushpins, as my motherboard puts up with it pretty well, I swear, after using a Gigabyte board, I would never buy another brand.
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LOL, yea, I had to do the reset jumper after the 4.0GHz @ 1.250V attempt and many other times for timing the memory just a tad too low, heh. This cheap-o MSI board is holding up really well too... I can't complain.

Higher than 4.0GHz you say?... you're a bad influence, kirayamato.

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True, OCCT drops in stress, but honestly, it is the changing levels of stress that causes half the instability from my experiences. I've had OCs that would pass for 24hrs fine on the first try, stop it, restart it, and it BSODs within an hour.

1.35V is pretty safe, I'd try upping the OC to compensate for the extra voltage, if it is stable right now. And I got used to the pushpins, as my motherboard puts up with it pretty well, I swear, after using a Gigabyte board, I would never buy another brand.

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You guys will most likely be limited by volts and not temps... I never budge over 60 with S1283 when I was running 1.4 to my chip.

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