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The core temp should be higher than the cpu it's as simple as that.
The point of this discussion is about how the cpu temp reading is more important than the core temp reading. What documentation are we suppose to refer to that properly describes and indicates which readings to follow? That is the question I have. I'd just assume "core" temperature be the most important seeming it's...well the core

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Although my 550 used to show the cpu temp as higher than core temp, but if any cpu does that it's a dodgy sensor, or dodgy software.
If that is the case then there is a lot of "dodgy" sensors. Don't forget also the motherboard might be at fault too and not necessarily the processor. We can't always assume a abnormal high temperature is a sensor fault...
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How should you use to OC, BIOS.. or I can use Turbo V.. I have an ASUS mobo.
Im still confused on when I should run a stability test. Do I run a 5min test after every step on the multiplier or what?
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Im still confused on when I should run a stability test. Do I run a 5min test after every step on the multiplier or what?
Tlxxxsracer, it's up to you on how long you want to test. During my testing I usually run OCCT for about 1hr. If it passes then I continue to overclock. For any changes you make to your overclock I would recommend testing regardless. Some users like to ramp the clocks up until they run into stability issues. That will give you somewhat of a baseline on when you can start stress testing.

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Should I do it through the BIOS or can I use a program I got with ASUS or something? Say if Its not stable after I OC it, and I use a program.. will I run into a problem changing the settings seeing it overrides the BIOS basically?
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Should I do it through the BIOS or can I use a program I got with ASUS or something? Say if Its not stable after I OC it, and I use a program.. will I run into a problem changing the settings seeing it overrides the BIOS basically?
Always use the bios. My opinion and what I have always been advised.
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Okay, can you explain why that is? Just seems more of a hassle
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Okay, can you explain why that is? Just seems more of a hassle
Tlxxxsracer, the variety of options available in the bios are very useful. Some of the options in the bios are not available via Software. Also you might risk getting data corruption while overclocking in Windows. Far too many times have I seen this with (for example) clockgen.

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post #108 of 253
I found this which has A1 test data:
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=56715

Low latency is king, memory speed is fine at 1333. Not bandwidth limited.
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post #109 of 253
Bios overclocking is by far the only truly stable way to overclock...

If you asked any of the hardcore clockers here they'd all say the same thing
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Hey folks.

Ive oced my cpu to 3.85Ghz now. Stable with prime small 10 hours and blend for 12 hours. Memtest84+ for 12 hours. But while playing css im getting a bsod after a while. Been testing with cod6 and havent gotten into trouble yet. Ive tried different things but cant get any further since css is the game a play the most.

Anybody had the same problem?

Howcome im getting through prime but when playing css im bsod?

Are there any spsific place in this forum where i can get help with bsod codes?

I can give more details if needed.


In advance, Thnx...

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