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post #11 of 30
What voltage are you using? Have you isolated the max BLCK by setting CPU and RAM multiplier to the lowest setting. Here are few simple steps (taken from a review i saw before)

1. Set your CPU multiplier and RAM multiplier 15 and 6 respective
2. Set your IMC/VTT voltage to 1.3 and BLCK to 165
3. Use IBT and see if it pass maximum stress for 3 pass
4. if it pass then bump up BLCK by 5, if it does not pass either up your IMC/VTT voltage or lower your BLCK
5. repeat step 4 until you find the BLCK you need/like
6. Now you can set your ram to whatever it is rated at
7. set your multiplier so it gets to your desired frequency, then adjust the VCORE only as your BLCK is already stable.
8 (tweak ram later if you need, but I just run mine at factory setting)
    
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When you say that it's not stable, can you be more specific? What errors are you getting and when doing what?
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To reach 4.2 is not a difficult task with i7 970. Used 25x multiplier with 168blck. I'm running 24x168 stable at 1.240. I can easily bump to 25x multiplier without changing my VTT voltage, and just up my vcore a little, but i don't feel the need to do that.
    
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Originally Posted by kremtok;12105208 
When you say that it's not stable, can you be more specific? What errors are you getting and when doing what?

I pretty much only get problems when folding. Its strange cause the computer will just randomly turn off and come back on. No blue screens. But it runs great at 3.8.
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In that case, it's almost assuredly a stability problem. You aren't seeing a blue screen of death, but it is a hardware error related to an unstable overclock.

Here's what I think you should do. Download LinX here, then run it with the problem size of 5 000. If you can complete one full pass, then stop the test and increase to 10 000. Do that until you get a crash or you reach 25 000, then wait for it to complete 20 runs at 25 000. If you can do that, you're absolutely stable.

If at any point it crashes or hangs, then you probably need to adjust some voltages. The error that you get will help us determine where to go from there. Report back findings.

EDIT: Also post a screenshot of your CPU-z CPU and Memory tabs, the Voltages tab from EVGA E-Leet, and your temperature monitoring program during the intial run of your LinX test.
Edited by kremtok - 1/22/11 at 6:15pm
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Another thing to note is, unlike Nehalem CPUs (920, 930, 950) which require the uncore to be 2x the DRAM frequency, your Gulftown CPU only needs uncore to be 1.5x the DRAM frequency. So, backing down on your uncore frequency may allow for easier overclocking.
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I got greedy and went for 4.3. It didn't work go figure. I didnt even have time to take a screen shot before it froze lol.

These are the settings I am about to try.

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Should I have vdroop on or off?
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It failed intel burn test after two runs. I haven't been able to get linx to even start and p95 failed. Strangely though, the computer hasn't crashed this time.
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My advice would be to stabilize a lower speed before shooting for 4.3 GHz. 4 GHz is a good standard, and you can probably just leave your voltages where they are and see how it goes. I don't see anything overly out of line there, so have at it and report back!
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Originally Posted by kremtok;12107925 
My advice would be to stabilize a lower speed before shooting for 4.3 GHz. 4 GHz is a good standard, and you can probably just leave your voltages where they are and see how it goes. I don't see anything overly out of line there, so have at it and report back!

I left everything the same and lowered it to 4.2. How do I know is Linx is running? The time bar just flashes at me but there is never any indication of progress.
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