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Yea, at stock it would freeze during some games and even web browsing and surely while running prime. I figured it couldn've a been hardware issue but couldn't figure out what. First I thought it was my PSU, Then Memory, then Mobo... but Now I think its the CPU..

Does higher CPU/NB voltage help out a faulty IMC? Cause When I bumped it up it stopped giving me issues.
I don't see why not. It may help override deficiencies in the chip. If anything was bad at stock you have some faulty hardware.

You buy your hardware and the companies put their name on it and say it should run at stock. You're entitled to hardware that runs at stock.

Talk to friends to borrow stuff, test out as much as you can. I'd almost say return everything you can (CPU/mobo/RAM). If it was unstable at stock and giving you blue screens, I'd say it would be the RAM most likely followed by the CPU. AMD has great customer service and if you can convince them that the IMC may be faulty I guarantee they'll give you an RMA (and a new stock HSF to go with it). I had a similar problem earlier while I was using an Athlon II X3 and got an RMA based on the IMC, later found out it was actually the RAM that was causing my instability.
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I don't see why not. It may help override deficiencies in the chip. If anything was bad at stock you have some faulty hardware.

You buy your hardware and the companies put their name on it and say it should run at stock. You're entitled to hardware that runs at stock.

Talk to friends to borrow stuff, test out as much as you can. I'd almost say return everything you can (CPU/mobo/RAM). If it was unstable at stock and giving you blue screens, I'd say it would be the RAM most likely followed by the CPU. AMD has great customer service and if you can convince them that the IMC may be faulty I guarantee they'll give you an RMA (and a new stock HSF to go with it). I had a similar problem earlier while I was using an Athlon II X3 and got an RMA based on the IMC, later found out it was actually the RAM that was causing my instability.
I'll call AMD tomorrow and see if I get an RMA going. Maybe I can check if they'll swap it out for a C3? Hah.
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I'll call AMD tomorrow and see if I get an RMA going. Maybe I can check if they'll swap it out for a C3? Hah.
Cool. Like I said, even with the CPU/NB Voltage stuff I'd always suspect the RAM itself first, but if that's the route you want to go then go for it.
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You can't RMA because your chip sucks, just the way it is. With C2 stepping 550 and 720 I could not stabilize 1600mhz no matter what. AMD only guarantees you can run your chip at the stock 3.2ghz, stock NB frequency and HT Link 2000mhz, and RAM up to 1333mhz.

For reference, here is what I could achieve on a C2 stepping quad core (550 unlocked):

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You can't RMA because your chip sucks, just the way it is. With C2 stepping 550 and 720 I could not stabilize 1600mhz no matter what. AMD only guarantees you can run your chip at the stock 3.2ghz, stock NB frequency and HT Link 2000mhz, and RAM up to 1333mhz.

For reference, here is what I could achieve on a C2 stepping quad core (550 unlocked):

He couldn't run it at stock NB frequency. At least, not with reasonable CPU/NB Voltage.
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He couldn't run it at stock NB frequency. At least, not with reasonable CPU/NB Voltage.
Yes, all hardware is different. God knows how much CPU-NB volts I was throwing at that thing just to get it to run. C2 memory controller = garbage. Everyone is going to get different results this is just something similar for a ballpark idea.
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Yes, all hardware is different. God knows how much CPU-NB volts I was throwing at that thing just to get it to run. C2 memory controller = garbage
Yeah, but AMD tech support isn't going to tell you to raise CPU/NB Voltage to get your computer working.
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Yeah, but AMD tech support isn't going to tell you to raise CPU/NB Voltage to get your computer working.
And they are going to help achieve 4ghz and run 1333mhz (with tight timings)????? I don't think so. He is trying 1333mhz CAS 6, I don't know exactly but AMD probably only guarantees something like 1333mhz CAS 8 or 9 if I had to guess.
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And they are going to help achieve 4ghz and run 1333mhz (with tight timings)????? I don't think so. He is trying 1333mhz CAS 6, I don't know exactly but AMD probably only guarantees something like 1333mhz CAS 8 or 9 if I had to guess.
No, but they will RMA if it doesn't work at 3.2 GHz and 1333 MHz. It doesn't cost them that much to make a chip.
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Cool. Like I said, even with the CPU/NB Voltage stuff I'd always suspect the RAM itself first, but if that's the route you want to go then go for it.
Im 99% sure its not my RAM I ran Memtest for 12 hours and 0 errors
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