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thanks
I think if I get stable at 4.0 with a 1.55 vcore then I thinks something is wrong,looking at other peoples overclocks they haven't used more than 1.51 to get 4.0 and even 4.1 stable...
If I could just find what's holding me back...
Even if your hardware, cooling and ambient temps were the same you really can't compare to others cause no two chips are going to be exactly alike, it depends where on the wafer the chip was cut from, how pure the silicon was and many many other things. So for us it comes down to luck of the draw, which is why I don't put much faith into online reviews even if they buy the chip instead of getting them directly from Intel or AMD, plus most reviews don't even run the setup inside of a PC case but on a table/stand in a cool room, which is totally unrealistic.

Find your sweet spot and just be happy.
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4.0 is my sweet spot just haven't fount it yet lol
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My question to you and think3r and any one else is if I get 1066 ram will I be able to run it at 800mhz and increase my fsb to make it bout 900mhz and raise my CPU to 4.0?
Ocfanboy, if you purchase ddr2-1066 memory then you will be able to run it passed the frequency that is it currently at right now. The 1066 speed will give you some more wiggle room to work with. In regards to your memory voltage question, as long as the memory has heatspreaders and you have proper airflow in your case then it shouldn't be a problem. I'd do some research on the IC's that are on the memory themselves to see what they are capable of.

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Whats a normal/good idle temp for oced unlocked cpu??? mine is 38-40 c..is that a bit too hot for idle temps??
Jinny1, what is the airflow like in your case? How is the cable management set up? Poor cable management can decrease airflow and also lead to "dead spots" in your case. Have you checked the surface of the cooler? Is it concave/convex? If it's scratched or dinged then that could also prohibit cooling. Perhaps you applied too much or too little TIM. You may want to consider lapping both the cooler and IHS.

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Ok, but you can run as high a vcore you want as long as you temps are cool? Without any damage?
Ocfanboy, cooling does certainly help but eventually high voltages(excessively high) will lead to "electromigration".

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you really can't compare to others cause no two chips are going to be exactly alike,
Edgemeal, point well made

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thinker: i believe i have quite a good airflow ^^

also can i turn back on CnQ afterr i finish oc testing and know which settings are stable for me???

or do oced cpu don't suppor CnQ
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thinker: i believe i have quite a good airflow ^^

also can i turn back on CnQ afterr i finish oc testing and know which settings are stable for me???

or do oced cpu don't suppor CnQ
Jinny1, older processors that ran CnQ with an overclock would typically run into stability issues but from what I heard Phenom II processors handle the CnQ feature a bit differently. Apparently overclocks do not cause the same stability issues with CnQ on as they did back in the day.

Have you tried reseating the processor yet? How much TIM did you apply?

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So I pushed my vcore up to 1.52 last night ran prime 95 for an hour and a half and I got this error message... Error also comes up when using 1.50, 1.5125 and 1.5250...
The error was:
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
No freez or bsod just the error...
The error was on worker1 which is core #0
worker 2 which is core#1 ran the rest of the night without any errors...
So basically my first core keeps failing...
Any one here knows what it means?
I also run occt for hours with the same settings with no errors...
I read that some guy fixed thos problem by downloading the 32bit version of prime95 and had no errors running it on 64bit?
Would this be a wise thing to do if I'm running 64bit vista?
Thanks
Edited by ocfanboy - 9/3/09 at 11:04pm
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So I pushed my vcore up to 1.52 last night ran prime 95 for an hour and a half and I got this error message... Error also comes up when using 1.50, 1.5125 and 1.5250...
The error was:
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.
No freez or bsod just the error...
The error was on worker1 which is core #0
worker 2 which is core#1 ran the rest of the night without any errors...
So basically my first core keeps failing...
Any one here knows what it means?
Thanks
You are running the blend test, correct?

I see you have 4 banks of memory populated, which stresses the system a lot more. Please increase both your CPU-NB voltage and NB voltage slightly until it makes it stable.

edit: and I forgot to mention, run memtest86+ in the first place to ensure your memory is functioning properly.
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i think it was the ambient temp that caused my high idle temp as it was kinda hottish...now my temp is 32celsius at idle even though my fans are running slower than when the idle temp was 40c!!! ^^

Quad,1.392v, 18x202
Edited by Jinny1 - 9/3/09 at 11:45pm
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so just to clarify/// i can turn on CnQ without having any issues right?
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update CnQ doesnt work on oced cpu
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