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I got a bluescreen at stock speeds. What I did was I reverted back from 4.0GHz @ 1.25v vcore, and reset all my BIOS settings to stock AUTO with my clock at 34x.

I left to go have a shower (running prime95), I come back, and my computer had shut down due to a bluescreen. I am running my RAM at 1.5v and 1600MHz (as it is factor rated).

I guess I'll have to manually calibrate my voltages? I was considering running stock AUTO and not overclock... but I got a bluescreen doing so o.O;
    
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I got a bluescreen at stock speeds. What I did was I reverted back from 4.0GHz @ 1.25v vcore, and reset all my BIOS settings to stock AUTO with my clock at 34x.

I left to go have a shower (running prime95), I come back, and my computer had shut down due to a bluescreen. I am running my RAM at 1.5v and 1600MHz (as it is factor rated).

I guess I'll have to manually calibrate my voltages? I was considering running stock AUTO and not overclock... but I got a bluescreen doing so o.O;
Clear your CMOS and then manually set the voltages. If that doesn't work I would start worrying.
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If you can run prime again on blend, tell us what the error code is.

That can tell you if it's a memory issue, heat, or unstable OC.
    
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1.5v? Is that right? I thought 1.8v was the common rating for most chips. Anyways, look up each part's tech specs, especially voltages, and set them in the BIOS. Even if it already says the correct voltage, manually set it.

Also, what error comes up on the BSOD?
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First step is to disable automatic reboot in the system recovery in Systems under Control Panel

Here is a simple guide to follow on how to do this

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...omatic-reboot/

So once this has been done the Blue Screen will remain on your screen so that you can write down the error code.Once you have that you can than google the error code or come back to OCN and I am sure someone will help you
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First step is to disable automatic reboot in the system recovery under Control Panel

Here is a simple guide to follow on how to do this

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...omatic-reboot/

So once this has been done the Blue Screen will remain on your screen so that you can write down the error code.Once you have that you can than google the error code or come back to OCN and I am sure someone will help you
This. Do this.
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