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1.6!? That's way too much. Not unless you got water or better and plan on replacing the CPU sooner.
     
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Get better programs. Show us CPUz (with CPU and memory tabs open), and maybe try out HWMonitor for temperature monitoring.

It could be your NB or RAM that's holding you back right now.
Okay

I keep getting failure on 2 but I see my memory was at 1600. I will try again at 1333.

I am excited. I have had this system for months and have been frustrated with this glass ceiling. In one night I have gone further than I even thought possible. + rep for every helpful post.

I will check on that NB voltage, but I am sure it is at stock but my Mobo has wacky stock values. The ram was too low, the Vcore was too high, who knows what I might find next.
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1.4 on the NB v
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1.4 on the NB v
No. Don't adjust NB voltage at all, leave it at stock. Use the CPU-NB voltage, not regular NB voltage.

And yeah, bump your RAM speeds down, loosen timings, and bring the reference clock and NB speeds up. Keep your HT Link as close to 2000 as possible (between 1800-2100 is fine).
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Is that NB or VDDNB? Also, does your board have loadline calibration and if so what is it set at?
     
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Also it would help a lot if we could actually read your screenshots.
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I can take my 630 from 2.8 to 3.45 without changing any voltages.
The furthest I've pushed it was 3.65 (stable on prime95 w/ 1.38v core), but my H70 will be arriving in 4 days!

Perhaps your motherboard is not a good overclocker?
    
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temp 0 is normally the on board thermal diode that gets the temp of the cpu from underneath, the core #0-#4 is the individual internal core temps.
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temp 0 is normally the on board thermal diode that gets the temp of the cpu from underneath, the core #0-#4 is the individual internal core temps.
AND WHICH ONE IS THE IMPORTANT ONE?! I'm sorry but nobody seems to answer that question.

Also, I just ran p95 at BIOS set 1.5 (my board fluctuates up to 1.57 with this setting) and 2 of the cores fell a full 2 tests behind the other 2. Does lowering the NB frequency help ease up what voltages are needed for the CPU?

Finally, the VDDNB vs NB along with the Loadline Calibration questions still stand.

@Cook: I hope it's OK with you since my threads are not getting any love. I hope this info may help you too. Sorry.
     
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AND WHICH ONE IS THE IMPORTANT ONE?! I'm sorry but nobody seems to answer that question.
The individual cores of course.
    
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