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Okay so last night I pushed my Q9550 to 3.5 GHz using the CPU level up feature of my motherboard. I had done this before with no problems. But I tried playing Crysis this morning, and it was going good for about the 30 minutes I was playing. And then I started experiencing random crashes without explanation.

I thought, okay, no big deal. Crysis just hates me right now. So I started up GTA 4 and before I could even get to the menu, BAM! Windows has shut down to prevent data damaging blah blah.

I had left my computer on all night without any problems. Do I just need to bump up the voltage a notch? I thought my motherboard was supposed to handle the voltages on it's own.

Also, how can I tell what voltage I have currently set? I've looked around in the BIOS and I can't find anything. The CPU voltage is just set to Auto.
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post #2 of 20
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Bump! I need help peoples!
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bomp!
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post #4 of 20
OK first off only bump every 24 hours.

Disable Intel SpeedStep in the BIOS.
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post #5 of 20
What's with all the bumping?

Anyway, now you need to tweak. Clearly the CPU isn't getting enough juice, so give it some.
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post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by error10 View Post
What's with all the bumping?

Anyway, now you need to tweak. Clearly the CPU isn't getting enough juice, so give it some.
Sorry.. but i really needed some help. Blue screen freaked me out. I need to know what exactly to set the voltage to.. because I don't know what my current voltage is.
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post #7 of 20
You need CPU-Z... tells you your current voltage.. seen as its blue screening.. go to bios.. and go up one notch.. start from lets say.. around 1v.. start the pc.. if it wont load windows.. you know you need to go back into bios and go up another notch.. continue this process til you get into windows then run something really strenuous like prime95.. if system crashes.. go back into bios up another notch.. and run prime95 til it doesnt crash anymore.. then you know you've got enough voltage
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Crazy geezer View Post
You need CPU-Z... tells you your current voltage.. seen as its blue screening.. go to bios.. and go up one notch.. start from lets say.. around 1v.. start the pc.. if it wont load windows.. you know you need to go back into bios and go up another notch.. continue this process til you get into windows then run something really strenuous like prime95.. if system crashes.. go back into bios up another notch.. and run prime95 til it doesnt crash anymore.. then you know you've got enough voltage
CPU-Z shows the voltage switching from 1.240 to 1.256. Not sure which is right.
Edited by Prox - 12/23/08 at 10:03am
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post #9 of 20
Do you have the voltage set to auto? You really need to manually set it
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post #10 of 20
A core voltage of 2.4volts shouldn't be right, thats way to high.

when you open CPU-Z the voltage your looking for should be at the top right of the window called core voltage... Is this where you got 2.4 from?

If this is, you need to double check this in the bios could be an error in cpu-z.

At stock, it should be at approx 1.2 or 1.25 or maybe a little higher.
Edited by waynex - 12/23/08 at 10:02am
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