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Hey OCN community,
I'm worried about my CPU..
Yesterday with the exact same clocks, voltages etc everything was working great. I remember doing stability tests with no problems
But today, for a chance to lower my voltages, I lowered my vCore at a lower voltage, it booted up fine but everything was a mess, so I set the exact same voltage back to normal ( same voltage as yesterday ) It boots up fine again but now, My OCCT tests are failing ( Error detected on core #0 ) and my games are crashing... What's wrong? I set it up to the original Voltage but now i'm getting errors

I'm running a e7200@3.24GHz and vCore at 1.150V
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Well the first time you had it stable, what tests did you perform and for how long?
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Well the first time you had it stable, what tests did you perform and for how long?
Stress tests, I observed for 1 minute and closed the program.
Now, I get an error as soon as it starts
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Maybe something else changed?
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Stress tests, I observed for 1 minute and closed the program.
Now, I get an error as soon as it starts
You're making the same mistake I made when I started out. Overclocks aren't proven stable in minutes, they're proven stable in HOURS, DAYS even. And usually, you'll be 23 hours, 59 minutes into a 24 hour go at Prime95 when the entire thing will bluescreen and you need to start the whole process over again XD
    
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Yeah most people recommend a minimum of 6 hours of Prime 95, and/or 20-50 runs of IBT at max.

1 minute won't tell you much :/
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Yeah most people recommend a minimum of 6 hours of Prime 95, and/or 20-50 runs of IBT at max.

1 minute won't tell you much :/
1 minute, not enough, 24 hours, I mean Honnestly? your computers never ganna run @ 100% for 24 hours anyways who care if its stable for that long. run P95 for a good hour and if she doesnt crash shes stable enough for almost anything.( Besides burn tests lol)
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1 minute, not enough, 24 hours, I mean Honnestly? your computers never ganna run @ 100% for 24 hours anyways who care if its stable for that long. run P95 for a good hour and if she doesnt crash shes stable enough for almost anything.( Besides burn tests lol)
The CPU doesn't crash because of how long it has been maxed out. It crashes due to an error with transferring data between the CPU and the RAM. These long stress tests put many different strains on the CPU in order to choke it up at some point.

A stable overclock should NOT get choked up, which is why we consider it stable.

At least, this is as far as my understanding of what overclocking is and does, and why stress testing is so important.
 
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