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Haha, I do agree with lost gaming time. But I do more with my computer than just that, I do video editing and such which can take a lot of cpu / memory over a long period of time.

But imho, running IBT 50 runs is stable enough for the above. smile.gif I've tried setting my BCKL and multiplier to something else and raised the vcore a bit, let's see if this holds up.

I'd hate to go back to stock.

Ha! You won't have to go back to stock. There are enough people here that have similar setups that will help you out. I just recently went from 3.8Ghz to 4.2 and I had quite a few questions and people were pretty helpful:thumb:
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Just do 50 runs of Linx and call it a day

Some of these "you should run Prime95 for 3 years and then ITB at maximum for 1000 runs" comments from people when talking about stability crack me up.
LinX isn't designed to test stability, its designed to generate heat. Its similar to doing a dyno run before a race, and then thinking that since the car was fast on the dyno that it will be good for the race. You're missing crucial components like braking and handling.


I could easily conjure up an OC that will handle 50 runs of LinX, yet fail Prime in 5 minutes, since its happened to me on numerous occasions.
    
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LinX isn't designed to test stability, its designed to generate heat. Its similar to doing a dyno run before a race, and then thinking that since the car was fast on the dyno that it will be good for the race. You're missing crucial components like braking and handling.


I could easily conjure up an OC that will handle 50 runs of LinX, yet fail Prime in 5 minutes, since its happened to me on numerous occasions.
I would say Linx is for a lot more than generating heat. Like I said in my earlier post, I am not going to argue this point. People can run prime95 for weeks for all I care. I did 24 hours of Prime/100 Linx runs when I first overclocked my computer because I had not researched this on my own and believed a lot of the "Do prime for a year and ITB for 500 passes" group. All that did was cause stress on my computer that it WILL never see again.

I do not do that anymore, thats all. No big deal.
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Ha! You won't have to go back to stock. There are enough people here that have similar setups that will help you out. I just recently went from 3.8Ghz to 4.2 and I had quite a few questions and people were pretty helpful
I've gotten plenty of help, but still it seems like I am back on square one.
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I've gotten plenty of help, but still it seems like I am back on square one.
I am assuming you have looked at many of the good guides on OCN about overclocking your chip right?

It may help to start a seperate thread and list the settings you have tried and see what people with similar board/chip combos have to say. This is what I would do. Good luck and be patient
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frw, all you likely have to do is bump up vcore 1 more notch, and you would likely do 12 hrs prime, if crashed at 8 (if that is your goal). Each cpu has its own vcore needs, yours may be higher than average, but it is what it is. Its not like 1 more notch is going to cause any problems. Some i950 can do 4.4 prime stable at 1.34, some can only do 4.0 at 1.34.
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