Originally Posted by aph
A Prime95 fail is an indication of too high a voltage? I thought the main cause was too high of a BCLK with not enough voltage, and that too much voltage would just produce extra heat/shorten lifespan.
Too low voltages normally gives BSODs, "Machine Check Exceptions", 0x124 error in Vista, or POSTing failures.
Too hi voltages can be as much of a problem as too low voltages besides just heat.
If it's stable and you haven't raised BCLK or changed ratios there is really no need to raise voltages - that's contrary to overclocking. In fact you want to see if you can get away with lower voltages.
If stable then lower voltage else
if not stable raise voltage (at the risk of oversimplifying things).
Repeat the above till it's finally stable and you pretty much finetuned your oc.Edited by sanjuroM - 8/28/09 at 11:59am