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post #11 of 39
If you are overclocking you need to make sure you have a temp monitor, ie real temp or everest (can monitor other system temps)

If you are too scared to make changes dont overclock. If you read the overclocking guides it is pretty safe to OC, but you have to have the proper tools in place and also stress test to ensure stability. If you are still scared and do not want to go through the proper steps, either live with instability or pay someone else to overclock your system for you.
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If you are overclocking you need to make sure you have a temp monitor, ie real temp or everest (can monitor other system temps)

If you are too scared to make changes dont overclock. If you read the overclocking guides it is pretty safe to OC, but you have to have the proper tools in place and also stress test to ensure stability. If you are still scared and do not want to go through the proper steps, either live with instability or pay someone else to overclock your system for you.
Ummmm....if you look, he's already using Real Temp, there's a screenshot of it. (Best monitoring software for this CPU btw)

He's just asking for tips and input on his overclocking. And about safe temperatures.
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Ummmm....if you look, he's already using Real Temp, there's a screenshot of it. (Best monitoring software for this CPU btw)

He's just asking for tips and input on his overclocking. And about safe temperatures.
He also said he doesn't want to run Prime95 for stability. How can you give tips when he's not willing to test for stability.

Basically he's looking for plug-in numbers for his setup.
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Ummmm....if you look, he's already using Real Temp, there's a screenshot of it. (Best monitoring software for this CPU btw)

He's just asking for tips and input on his overclocking. And about safe temperatures.
Indeed, thanks mate!

+REP!
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He also said he doesn't want to run Prime95 for stability. How can you give tips when he's not willing to test for stability.

Basically he's looking for plug-in numbers for his setup.
He said he doesn't want to have to run it for a super long time to check for stability. I told him he only has to run it until it crashes


And yeah, Biatch, I hope you know there's no such thing as plug-in numbers. Every CPU and motherboard is unique, and so we can only give you a few concrete numbers like the 1.3625 voltage. In fact, even that, some people run up to 1.4 volts 24/7 with no problem. Everything else requires testing and tweaking on your part.


Something you may want to try sometime, just to see which takes less voltage, is 500 x 8 instead of 445 x 9.
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I would raise the CPU voltage to at least 1.3V, maybe a little more. Your HSF may need to be reseated, because those temps seem a little high, but I'm not positive. Also, what is your RAM Voltage, and can you unlink it, to run it slower? If you are running close toe DDR2 900 on DDR2 800 RAM, you probably need at least 2V, maybe 2.1V, to get it stable. I'm not positive how different NB voltages are for the P5Q, but my NB is set to 1.41V, and it's stable.
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If you are running close toe DDR2 900 on DDR2 800 RAM, you probably need at least 2V, maybe 2.1V, to get it stable.
Ah, good point, he's likely running it at 890 MHz (445 x 2).

Yeah man, set the DRAM voltage to 2 volts, and try memtest or Orthos, with the multiplier at 6 for the time being. See if your memory is stable.
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tjmax should be set to 100C in realtemp..... also what is the VID of your chip?
    
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I'm pretty sure that anti-virus freezed the game when it started to update when I was playing, just noticed.

I was running the Orthos for a while and no errors.

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My temperatures are very low in full load, as you can see, but it's possible that my RAM is unstable, because of the too high clocks.

CPU voltage at 1.20V, others on auto.
post #20 of 39
your cpu voltage is too low. 1.2v while pushing 4.05ghz will most likely lead to unstability of your OC. However if you are able to get it to load and 15min stress test with that, you have a good cpu. But my bet is if you run stress test for more than an hour it will end up failing because the low cpu voltage.
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