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post #21 of 46
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That's not quite proof of stable.

Folding will honestly push your system to the limits, and it honestly is probably the best "benching" tool.

I've had an OC look quite stable. 150 passes of Intel Burn Test with max memory, and my computer crashed after 1.5 days of folding.

I've been reading up on voltages a lot lately, as my processor requires extreme numbers to reach a stable 4.2ghz, but from what I've found, 24/7 use with high voltages (1.4+) is doable, without damage to the chip. This is of course, as long as temperatures are kept in check. From the sounds of it, yours are, so there is no need to worry.
Yeah I realize that it may have been stable for my purposes but not enough for folding, but what I'm saying now is that it isn't stable for 5 minutes anymore with the same settings.... and that is just under Prime and IBT not even folding.

But I am going to redo my whole OC tonight I think, group up no saved setting and see what I can get.
post #22 of 46
Take pictures of your stable settings or write it down.
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post #23 of 46
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Yeah I have them written down, I even made a little nerd spreadsheet of the vcores and vtt's that didn't work.

I think I may just start off with a 191x21 1.3vcore and 1.2vtt and see where that takes me, besides the inevitable 124 bsod
post #24 of 46
Have you messed with the IOH voltage at all?

Taking that to 1.2 or 1.22 may help stabilize.
 
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Hmm double check your ram and see if its healthy, seems odd for it not to work all of a sudden.
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post #26 of 46
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To be honest I don't think I did - I know at one point i had it at 1.2 but I think that was a few OC's ago. Does that manifest itself in a speciic error code or can it be a 101 or 124 in disguise?

@lilchris - like with memtest?
post #27 of 46
I have no idea on the BSOD errors, I never looked at them.
NB at 1.2 or higher is needed when you have more than 1 card, especially a Fermi card.

Memtest is a start, though I have used it several times when repairing other PCs at work and sometimes it doesn't find an error.
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What about folding over night? SMP? or GPU's? At this pont I don't envision myself doing gpu and smp 24/7
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Well it's entirely up to you what route you want to go. There will be significantly less waste heat if you do SMP versus GPU folding. When I've got two of my 470's running its rather warm. With all three of them my downstairs is nice and toasty. If I want a lot of points and little heat I go with SMP or bigadv.

If you want a decent amount of points I would suggest doing a bigadv once a week or something. You would need to leave the computer on for two days straight but then you could do whatever you want.
A little late and slightly off the current topic, but the SMP folding will draw less power too, if that's a factor- the pair of GPUs will put out nice points and you can do all three at once, but if you're looking to minimize your heat output and power consumption, i7 SMP is the way to go.
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post #29 of 46
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now I can't wait to get home and mess with my settings and start getting some points!

I'm almost tempted to turn my old cpu into a little folder... maybe buy some of those single slot 460's ...
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now I can't wait to get home and mess with my settings and start getting some points!

I'm almost tempted to turn my old cpu into a little folder... maybe buy some of those single slot 460's ...
Don't let Zodac or Chris hear you talking like that, they'll trap you in the folding dungeon section forever!
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