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All signs showed that my CPU was degrading, but that wasn't the case. I'm glad that it's over with
I'm very glad that this was resolved and your chip didn't degrade. All the people who for some strange reason think over clocking is the devil came out of the woodwork because of your thread. I read the other thread and I got to say Papa Smurf nailed it, it just shows that some people on this site have some knowledge, most of the time formal schooling and training is what will carry you past the regulars.
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UPDATE!

This actually worked and my system's stable again! Thanks for posting this. And thanks to Papasmurf for his advice!

Right now have the exact settings as before and my system's stable. I've been running linx for 8+ hours with no errors at all. Smurf's advice worked like a charm.


And thanks to everyone who offered help and advice in this thread! You guys are the best.
WoW!!
You must be feeling like you just hit the lottery?
Well I am truly glad that your CPU is not broke
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UPDATE!

This actually worked and my system's stable again! Thanks for posting this. And thanks to Papasmurf for his advice!

Right now have the exact settings as before and my system's stable. I've been running linx for 8+ hours with no errors at all. Smurf's advice worked like a charm.


And thanks to everyone who offered help and advice in this thread! You guys are the best.

Good to see your chip is fine. People tend to assume hardware quite often here. Kind of a hardware-focused user base in these parts I suppose. It's good to see basic OS and system maintenance saves the day!


-TG
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Nice to see that something I posted in another thread is making the rounds to other threads continuing to help those in need.
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To H969 and i7Monkey. I would like to know what BSOD codes you were getting prior to using PapaSmurf's fix? I would like to add this to the i7 BSOD list that I have gathered here.

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To H969 and i7Monkey. I would like to know what BSOD codes you were getting prior to using PapaSmurf's fix? I would like to add this to the i7 BSOD list that I have gathered here.

Thanks

Sorry for the double post...would an admin please delete this double post thanks.
Edited by HaMMeR=GoM= - 2/4/11 at 9:24am
    
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well this is an overclking forum, OC leads to degradation lol, use your brain and quit complaining. Why do you think everyone always says OC at your own risk.
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post #168 of 178
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well this is an overclking forum, OC leads to degradation lol, use your brain and quit complaining. Why do you think everyone always says OC at your own risk.
Eh? The OP already fixed the problem and degradation wasn't it.
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Yea, what Derp said... JedixJarf. We all know the risks, but PapaSmurf helped to prove that the CPU was not the problem. People should read posts first and try and be helpful second, not try and preach...just saying. I posted because, I want to learn from other people, and use this knowledge to help others. That's why I asked for the BSOD code, so I could add it to my list and post it here. That way, in the future other people can use it too.
    
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I always knew that CPU's have a certain lifespan, but I never knew they were that short. I've had my 920 D0 for a year and a half, and it's already showing signs of degradation, so I'm temporarily running it at stock speeds now. I never ran it high voltages (1.27V) and now it's degrading. But I did stress test it a lot, and I think that's why.

How come no one here really talks about this? Seems like everyone goes on their marry ways and overclocks their machine to hell and back without even thinking about the consequences. Many people even have their vcores set much much higher than mine's, but what are you gonna do, every chip's different I guess.

This @$%@$% sucks. I spent a lot of money on a loop and a new case, and I now I'm afraid to overclock it cause it's gonna help speed up my CPU's already imminent death.

Intel has a 3 year warranty on their chips. That means that it's guaranteed to have error-free work for the next 3 years, assuming that it hasn't been overclocked. What's overclocking do? Kill that time in half? What's the point of overclocking if our chip's are gonna degrade or die off in a year and a half or two? What's the damn point? I thought I was gonna be able to run my chip at 4Ghz 24/7 for at least the next 5 years, but that's not happening anymore.

I always knew about CPU degradation and longevity in the back of my mind, but I never knew the consequences of even moderate overclocking were that bad. This is warning to the other relative noobs like me around here, don't expect your CPU to last a while if you overclock, even if it's a moderate voltage and you have watercooling.

This sucks!
Ahhh... I don't think many hold on to a chip for that long .....

get it in, bench it and send it on it's way ............
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