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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post
I'm not asking for sympathy, and I don't need it.

And I understood that overclocking comes with risk, but this soon???? With such a mild voltage???? Ridiculous.

*Waits for "I don't care your'e a clueless noob!" comments*
Are you 100% sure it's your CPU that is degrading?

Try testing your RAM with memtest.
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Its like a sports car....You cant have performance of twin turbos and NOS along with relability at the same time...Gotta pay to play...
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Maybe you just need to reinstall....
     
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The Q6600 I have has been running at 3.4Ghz @ 1.5v for the past 3 years. It's still perfect.

You just got unlucky.
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post #15 of 178
ive had my 920 D0 running at 4.2ghz 24/7(maybe shut off for a total of 2 days since ive owned it) @ 1.38v for about 2 years. its been watercooled its whole life. and never seen temps above 50*c stress testing(except when applying indigo extreme... it saww 99*c) i think that its blown out of proportion. i dont know if watercooling the board and processor has helped its life by very much. but i really dont see it dying anytime soon. i feel like the board is more likely to degrade then your processor. i still have socket a processor that could still run overclocked today.
    
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Its like a sports car....You cant have performance of twin turbos and NOS along with relability at the same time...Gotta pay to play...
false you just need to start with an unlimited budget and get everything spec'ed out right!
    
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I'm not asking for sympathy, and I don't need it.

And I understood that overclocking comes with risk, but this soon???? With such a mild voltage???? Ridiculous.

*Waits for "I don't care your'e a clueless noob!" comments*
Send it back to Intel and play stupid...Works like a charm...
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false you just need to start with an unlimited budget and get everything spec'ed out right!
Damn Technicallities...lol
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I originally ran a battery of stress tests, from Linx, to P95, to memtest86+ for many hours and they all turned out fine with a vcore of 1.2625, but over the past month or two I started getting errors in Linx after an hour, so I bumped it to 1.27 and it ran fine. Then it got errors with 1.27 so I had to bump it to 1.28, and now it won't run with 1.28 without getting errors.

I ran memtest86+ yesterday for 17 hours and 11 passes and it came out with ZERO errors.

I've had the same bios settings and no hardware has been added since (unless you count switching monitors).

I'm not blaming anyone here, and you guys are really helpful group of guys (and girls), but I'm really stunned how soon this could happen. More people should know about this, and not just "oh...if you overclock your CPU might last only 10 years instead of 20", it should be known that a year and half or two years down the line your cpu might not work as good anymore.
Edited by i7monkey - 1/26/11 at 9:56am
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post #20 of 178
For those that are interested, the original thread started here. Now dont blame me for putting those "cpu degradation" ideas in his head.

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Also, OP has tried memtest. Here is the post he made recently.

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Here's the test I did yesterday, ran for 17 hours with no errors. Vcore: 1.2625, QPI/DRAM: 1.2625, DRAM Bus: 1.64.

I actually lowered the the voltages to the way they were before I got these errors and memtest came up error free, so I guess this rules out the ran and I should concentrate on CPU stability with Linx.

edit: And why is Memtest reporting the wrong RAM? I physically checked the ram chips and they're the ones listed in my sig.

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