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In my experience, Windows reboots itself during power problems, driver problems, or temperatures. How are you cooling it?
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yea im doing unlocked core. Now I can only get 3.44ghz stable (only 4 hours of testing but shutdown is usually before then, and been having problems in first 20 minutes recently). I'm going to try a system reset to about, a week or two ago, see if that changes anything. If not, I'm going to start playing with voltages but I'm already close to 1.5v (may see if I can drop it at 3.44).

ps its always a blue screen, usually a reset. I think my PC tends to bsod when my overclock is way too high, and reset when its just a little too high - something I figured when initially testing it. Now, suddenly, 3.51ghz is too high and it bsod's on it and then just resets around 3.47 to 3.50.
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In my experience, Windows reboots itself during power problems, driver problems, or temperatures. How are you cooling it?
Currently I am using the stock cooler, but I am looking to get an aftermarket cooler...preferably one that wouldn't require me removing my Motherboard from the case. The case is an Antec 300 with front, rear, side and top fans for cooling.I have checked the temps and they seem fine. Just upgraded to the Antec Eco 80 plus certified power supply so I can't imagine that's the issue.

I also unlocked an Athlon II x3 processor I loaded into windows just fine, but blue screened after a bit. I am hoping I just need to tweek some BIOS settings.
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yea im doing unlocked core. Now I can only get 3.44ghz stable (only 4 hours of testing but shutdown is usually before then, and been having problems in first 20 minutes recently). I'm going to try a system reset to about, a week or two ago, see if that changes anything. If not, I'm going to start playing with voltages but I'm already close to 1.5v (may see if I can drop it at 3.44).

ps its always a blue screen, usually a reset. I think my PC tends to bsod when my overclock is way too high, and reset when its just a little too high - something I figured when initially testing it. Now, suddenly, 3.51ghz is too high and it bsod's on it and then just resets around 3.47 to 3.50.
Maybe it's not CPU but RAM giving out? Tried memtest just for giggles?

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Currently I am using the stock cooler, but I am looking to get an aftermarket cooler...preferably one that wouldn't require me removing my Motherboard from the case. The case is an Antec 300 with front, rear, side and top fans for cooling.I have checked the temps and they seem fine. Just upgraded to the Antec Eco 80 plus certified power supply so I can't imagine that's the issue.

I also unlocked an Athlon II x3 processor I loaded into windows just fine, but blue screened after a bit. I am hoping I just need to tweek some BIOS settings.
Then maybe settle for stock or low OC for a bit till you get that aftermarket cooler. Remember unlocking will cause temps to jump a bit and no monitoring program is accurate when a core is unlocked unfortunately.
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Maybe it's not CPU but RAM giving out? Tried memtest just for giggles?



Then maybe settle for stock or low OC for a bit till you get that aftermarket cooler. Remember unlocking will cause temps to jump a bit and no monitoring program is accurate when a core is unlocked unfortunately.
Thanks for the info. OK I will give it shot this evening if I get a chance and let you know how it worked out. Recommend a cooler? I know the Hyper 212+ requires me taking out the MB which is what I want to avoid.
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Maybe it's not CPU but RAM giving out? Tried memtest just for giggles?
I overclocked the CPU to 260x13.5 (multis on everything lowered a bit so everything around stock). That was fine. Then went to overclocking RAM (or tightening it to be specific) and around then I started to have stability issues, having to raise it all the way back to stock. I think that's when I started to realize 3.51 may be an issue, as when back to stock timings/speed I was still having crashes, although before 3.51 was never a problem.

Now I'm barely getting 3.45. I tried a system restore, and although it didnt restore correctly, I'm still getting the issue. I'll play around more, not sure what the issue is.
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Thanks for the info. OK I will give it shot this evening if I get a chance and let you know how it worked out. Recommend a cooler? I know the Hyper 212+ requires me taking out the MB which is what I want to avoid.
One that doesn't require it's own back brace? No idea. Most CPU coolers are trying to be universal now adays. I'd suggest a new thread in Air Cooling section and ask. Might get some help there.

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I overclocked the CPU to 260x13.5 (multis on everything lowered a bit so everything around stock). That was fine. Then went to overclocking RAM (or tightening it to be specific) and around then I started to have stability issues, having to raise it all the way back to stock. I think that's when I started to realize 3.51 may be an issue, as when back to stock timings/speed I was still having crashes, although before 3.51 was never a problem.

Now I'm barely getting 3.45. I tried a system restore, and although it didnt restore correctly, I'm still getting the issue. I'll play around more, not sure what the issue is.
I don't recall you saying anything about your temperatures? What if you need to do new TIM or a reseat?
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^ my temperatures are fine, rarely ever goes past 40*C. I have thermal probes on them (which usually say around 35*C max, so even putting 10*C on them would still give below 50*C).

I have a Cooler Master 212+ and 7 fans as well.
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The temps on these guys are really nice, I'm coming from intel so I'm not used to the sub 40C temps while running linpack lol
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yea I never have issues with temps. Unfortunately I invested in cooling before I found this out (this was because there was an issue where I believed I was incorrectly reading temps as they were below ambient - yes I know unlocking screws things but they were the same both at stock and at unlocked - but now I think my low temp is just very very impossibly below ambient low but 'normalizes' at load to the true temp or close to it).

It would be awesome if I could just overvolt to like 1.7 since temps aren't an issue, and still would probably be okay at 1.7, 1.8, but then I hear that's where voltage itself becomes a concern.

I've done a lot of testing at 1.52v or so, just as a test. I think maybe I hurt my CPU in the month i've had it with all the testing? I haven't done any 24 hour tests yet but probably average 2 hour of testing a day. Temps never go above 45*C, ever though.

I really have no idea *** happened. Before I was pushing 4ghz (although it wasnt stable I could boot and it was stable enough for normal usage) and was dissapointed to have to settle at 3.51ghz for prime95 stable. Now, suddenly, i can't even hold 3.45ghz with even higher voltages than the 3.51ghz, and that isn't even under hours of testing, we're talking like 30 minutes of testing, hell even just watching videos on hulu or youtube.

I think i may have to settle for about 3.44ghz with 1.49v or so. This is just insane! It may be a RAM issue? I have no idea *** happened, i reset everything to stock, simply raise my FSB to 215 or so and it's borderline stable. 215FSB on high voltage doesn't work. Such a dramatic shift in the last 2 weeks! It's so aggravating because I figured I finally had the perfect CPU voltage for p95 stability, where literally 10mhz higher was instable, and was finished overclocking my RAM to ~700mhz (meant leaving it at 1066 w/8 timings, maybe 7) and was beginning to test overclocks on my CPUNB, and suddenly its like I have to redo everything again.
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