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Holy poop, my chip appears to have decided to become stable at 4.4 ghz! What gives?

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So, I was pushing for 4.4 ghz a few days ago, and didn't manage to do it. Temps got to high, or VCore wasn't enough.

So today I was chatting with someone, trying to get advice, and I opened up CPU-Z to get the specs...

At which point, I discovered I had lowered my voltages down to my 4.3 ghz overclock, but had left my base clock and multi UP. It had been operating like this for the past two days.

I immediatly opened up a run of prime, and its been at it for two hours so far...

My chip appears to be (knock on wood) STABLE at 1.36 volts for 4.4 ghz!

What would make it UNSTABLE with MORE VCORE?
    
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Originally Posted by roflolol View Post
So, I was pushing for 4.4 ghz a few days ago, and didn't manage to do it. Temps got to high, or VCore wasn't enough.

So today I was chatting with someone, trying to get advice, and I opened up CPU-Z to get the specs...

At which point, I discovered I had lowered my voltages down to my 4.3 ghz overclock, but had left my base clock and multi UP. It had been operating like this for the past two days.

I immediatly opened up a run of prime, and its been at it for two hours so far...

My chip appears to be (knock on wood) STABLE at 1.36 volts for 4.4 ghz!

What would make it UNSTABLE with MORE VCORE?
Is every single other setting the same? If not, it's because of the one you changed, of course.
 
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hmm 2 hours is nothing. moar moar!
    
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How high is the voltage?
Also, are you sure that is the only change? What are you running for stability test? Could have been a minor brown out.
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I said "so far." its still priming away. I plan to run it until it drops. If that takes longer than twelve hours, I consider it stable.
    
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What would make it UNSTABLE with MORE VCORE?
Temp??? Maybe you have a finicky chip
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I wouldn't mind having a finicky chip if this happened.
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I wouldn't mind having a finicky chip if this happened.
I second that.

By the way...your avatar wins the Just Plain Wrong award.
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I wouldn't mind having a finicky chip if this happened.
WHOA! your avatar caught me off guard, LMAO!

OP, so what are you going to do if it stays at 4.4? Will you go back to default, retry same settings to see if you achieve 4.4 again?
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Annnnnd we have a bluescreen! Double bumped the Vcore, trying again.
    
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