Originally Posted by Gryphyn
So guys, I've been playing with this for the past week, and with an unlocked 4th core, my wall seems to be at 3.6 Ghz. I can get there with 1.5vcore, but prime95 is unstable, plus my temps are getting up near 55c at full load.
So, I'm thinking 3.5 Ghz is my sweet spot. I'm testing to see what the best voltage is, 1.45 blue screened at about 9 hrs of prime. The interesting thing is, Intel Burn test passes easily (at high level), and I thought that was supposed to mean my cpu was extremely stable. So is there somewhere else I should be looking?
I have my memory set to 1333 7-7-7-30 2T to try to keep it out of the way. I haven't played with the CPU NB VID voltage, would that have any effect?
I haven't messed with the NB yet. It seems to be very finicky with this board, so I've mostly been using the multiplier only at this point.
Thanks for the input.
have you cecked the p95 results.txt? there you might see at what test the BSOD appeared and find out if its a cpu or NB/ram problem. if i remember right tests under 256k would point to a cpu problem, bigger than 256k would point to a NB/RAM problem.
also if you know at what test it fails you wont need to stress it for 9hours again but test the critical area, and once you stabilized it you can do a full test again.
NB settings can effect stability, since you unlocked the 4th core there is more stress on the NB and might need more volt/speed.
you could also try to loosen your ram setting to see if that helps with stability.