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Well, I got my CPU up to 2900, 290*10 with a divider (5/6). 30min OCCT Torture test and SuperPi 2M pass without error, I left it on today to fold, and when I got back it had restarted. I was able to re-create the error, it seems that everything slows down to a crawl before the screen goes blank, then restarts. What could be causing this error? It checked my disks for integrity, I have a RAID0 array. I am hearing a louder whining out of one disk than the other, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it though. Is it my hard drive or overclock that's causing the lockup/restart?
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post #2 of 10
Get another hard drive and see.
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post #3 of 10
run more stability programs than just those, let it prime overnight. Drop the clocks 50mhz to see if it still does it, or increase the vcore with your current clocks.......easy to troubleshoot that.
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Yeah, I just let it fold for an hour, without a restart. Still stable. FAH didn't see the core it was working as corrupt any time that it crashed, either. Usually when my system's unstable FAH will download a new core.
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Did you run a Segate diagnostic on the drive(s)?
    
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Naw, not yet. Will do though, can you hook me up with a link?

Failed SuperPi 1M just now...Running SeaTools in a while, should be another 15 mins before I shut down & run the test.
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If you failed 1M that's either your cpu or memory. Probably your cpu, test higher vcore.
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Well, I got my CPU up to 2900, 290*10 with a divider (5/6). 30min OCCT Torture test and SuperPi 2M pass without error, I left it on today to fold, and when I got back it had restarted. I was able to re-create the error, it seems that everything slows down to a crawl before the screen goes blank, then restarts. What could be causing this error? It checked my disks for integrity, I have a RAID0 array. I am hearing a louder whining out of one disk than the other, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it though. Is it my hard drive or overclock that's causing the lockup/restart?
SuperPi 1M and 2M don't have much to do with stability If it survives 32M, then you can call it stable in my book
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post #9 of 10
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Yeah, but it passed OCCT's stability test..

Anyway, I just ran SeaTools and it quick tested both drives, both passed. I tested the NTFS file system on the drive, came up failing.
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I dont clearly undestand OCCT. I can run this system all day long prime stable, but OCCT fails after an hour. It passes the 30min OCCT, but fails longer.
I'm starting to lose faith in OCCT. Sure if I want to increase the vcore more I can get OCCT stable, but why if every single other stability program runs with 0 errors..
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