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I've held this overclock for two days, no issues, even passed a 16 hour stress test, all cores running maxed out for 16 hours straight, not a problem, but just today, I crashed and upon restart am suffering extreme instability. I'm already running nearly 1.39v to this thing, and my temps don't go above 45C either, if running the CPU for 16 hours max load doesn't prove its stable I don't know what to do to make sure they are stable rather than waiting a few days to see what happens.

Ideas?
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post #2 of 24
What program are you using to stress it? Most people run orthos for 8-12 hours and then call it good.

But if you used prime95, occt, linpack, intel burn test or even orthos for 16 hours than your system is quite stable.
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O like to throw OCCT at it first and if its been good to go for 30min, it will usually do fine in Prime.
    
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post #4 of 24
Like already stated if you ran basically any cpu stress program for 16 straight freaking hours then you can be sure that you are pretty close to rock solid stable. Personally i just run the 1 hour OCCT, i have yet to get a blue screen or any problems after my overclock passes this test, plus you get a nice pile of graphs displaying temps and voltage behavior at the end. Other peopled are more anal about their definition of "stable". If you are doing any kind of extremely important work on your PC and are afraid of losing it then i suggest you run stock.
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What is the max v-core on that chip?
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post #6 of 24
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I'm using the stress tester I found in AMD Overdrive, no I'm not using that program to overclock my CPU, just for stress testing.

I seem pretty stable right now and I'm running at the same settings... this is really weird. I was even stable at 3.3GHz till I restarted then it wouldn't even load the OS without crashing. I'm at 3.1GHz at the moment with 1.398v on the CPU. Also I do not know the max voltage for the CPU, but its stock at 1.25v.

I'm stress testing again, this time 24 hours (oh boy...) everything seems fine so far except some odd system hangs that I don't normally get when running this.
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The best OCing is done in the BIOS.
And, if you are OCing whether it be in the BIOS or w/software, disable Cool N Quiet in the BIOS.
    
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Quote:
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The best OCing is done in the BIOS.
Which is what I've been doing...

And cool n quiet is off as well.
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post #9 of 24
Run Orthos for an hour if you're in a hurry. 8 hours should be enough to know if you're stable, but if you really wanna be sure go for 16 hours.
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post #10 of 24
A true overclocker just "knows" when an overclock is stable. He feels it.



But really, have you made sure it's not something else in your system that's causing the instability?
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