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thanks for the help, i think the problem is my ram with not enough voltage maybe i should loosen the timmings?

I would reset the ram to stock settings till you get maximum stability with the chip itself.
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okay I have ran the overclock at 4.0 at 1.33 vcore on prime 95 for 8 hours and no errors, but while playing bf4 i get a hard freeze and no blue screen and ive tried raising vcore all the way up to 1.36 and it still happens, any ideas?
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well, that's a good sign. have you run memtest yet? if not, might as well give it a go.
 
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So although my memmory is running at its recomended speeds you think its my memmory giving me a hard freeze? While playing the game random the hard freeze will happen, could it be a graphics driver?
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So although my memmory is running at its recomended speeds you think its my memmory giving me a hard freeze? While playing the game random the hard freeze will happen, could it be a graphics driver?

It's good to see that some people are still kicking it old school like me. I haven't been around OCN for a while, but I'm now popping back in to research some upgrades for my system.

As for your hard freeze in BF4, it could be GPU related. My i7 920 overclock is rock stable. The only time I get a hard freeze, or any crash for that matter, is in BF4. Even though I don't get a BSOD, Windows still writes a crash dump file. I use BlueScreenView to view it. In my case, all of my crash dumps indicate a bug check code of 0x00000117 which is a GPU related TDR. I am able to combat the crashes by downclocking my GPU. I'm now at the point that I'm just going to buy a new graphics card. You could try BlueScreenView or a similar program to see if your system is wrting any crash dump files that may help you diagnose your freezes.

FYI - In regards to using BlueScreenView, I have Windows' Startup and Recovery settings set to "Write an event to the system log", but not to "Automatically restart". I have it write a "Kernel memory dump" and have it set to not "Overwrite any existing file". The "Dump file" is set to "%SystemRoot%\MEMORY.DMP", but the dump files seem to be written to "C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG\". In BlueScreenView, I have to go to "Options", then "Advanced Options", and change the location of the default MiniDump folder to view my crash dump files.
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So although my memmory is running at its recomended speeds you think its my memmory giving me a hard freeze? While playing the game random the hard freeze will happen, could it be a graphics driver?

it could be either. x58 can be cranky at times with memory, especially if all the slots are filled. I'd run memtest to rule it out.
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It's good to see that some people are still kicking it old school like me. I haven't been around OCN for a while, but I'm now popping back in to research some upgrades for my system.

When a 4GHz 1366 hex isn't fast enough, I'll probably OC it more. i've got 7 16x pcie slots, so there's plenty of bandwidth to go around for now...
 
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it could be either. x58 can be cranky at times with memory, especially if all the slots are filled. I'd run memtest to rule it out.
When a 4GHz 1366 hex isn't fast enough, I'll probably OC it more. i've got 7 16x pcie slots, so there's plenty of bandwidth to go around for now...

You only have 40 pcie lanes
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hey guys, im lookin for a little feedback, i'm tempted to oc my cpu but i'm wondering if my heatsink/fan is enough? my rig is listed below in my sig.

ty in advance.
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I just get my i7 920 to 20% overclock. (No Voltage Changes)

I only touch the Host Frequency Clock (BCLK) from 133 to 160. I didn’t modify the voltages, Vcore is in auto and the max Vcore I get is 1.219v (CPU-Z). I did change QPI Data Rate (QPI Frequency) from auto (4.8GT/s) to manual 4.8GT/s.

I also let Turbo Boost ON, because the voltages are default and I don’t see any problems on let it ON (People says that it changes the manual set voltages and is better to disable it).

Full details:
BCLK (HFC, Bus Speed) = 160Mhz (20% From Default)
Core Voltage: Auto (Default) (Max ≈ 1.219v)
Core Speed ≈ 3364 MHz
Multiplier: Auto (x21.0)
QPI Data Rate = 4.8GT/s
Turbo Boost: Enabled
C1E: Enabled
HyperThreading: Enabled
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Room Temp ≈ 27ºC
Cooler System: Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - Corsair

So far the pc is stable, temps are only 5 to 10ºC more than system Defaults. But I don’t know if these changes can harm my computer in long term.




Edited by AngeLG3E - 1/7/14 at 10:50pm
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Auto voltage will increase it for you. just because you didn't set it higher manually doesn't mean it's not bumping voltage by itself, especially if it's running 10C hotter.
 
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