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i7 overclock instability (online only)

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I'm new to overclocking, im hoping someone can explain to me why I can overclock my i7 950, run prime for hours, run linx, play any game offline, perfectly stable. But when i go online the connection seems to get all messed up with other players glitching everywhere (bad company 2) or zombies glitching and teleporting all over the place (l4d2). Only when the cpu is overclocked, at stock speeds everything is perfect online. I can't understand this.
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post #2 of 8
Just because your OC is stable in Prime etc doesn't mean your OC will be fine during gaming. Might want to lessen the OC and see what happens.
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Just because your OC is stable in Prime etc doesn't mean your OC will be fine during gaming. Might want to lessen the OC and see what happens.
Its not a big overclock, even if I only overclock by 5 or 10 mhz it has this problem. i know its not the cpu because i previously owned a 930 and it did the same thing.
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Originally Posted by Handwipe View Post
Its not a big overclock, even if I only overclock by 5 or 10 mhz it has this problem. i know its not the cpu because i previously owned a 930 and it did the same thing.
Interesting. Mind putting in your system information?
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
post #5 of 8
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Thanks for the reply, i updated my specs. I read that core i7s like odd # multipliers so i changed mine from 24 to 23. still had the same problem even if i only upped the bclk from 133 to 137 mhz. i know im a noob at this but that sounds wrong to me.

Edit: I tried upping the cpu voltage and the qpi/dram voltage and it changed nothing. I should mention I am using the asus TurboV app that comes with my motherboard to overclock, i am not doing it through the bios.
Edited by Handwipe - 2/7/11 at 12:53pm
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Handwipe View Post
Thanks for the reply, i updated my specs. I read that core i7s like odd # multipliers so i changed mine from 24 to 23. still had the same problem even if i only upped the bclk from 133 to 137 mhz. i know im a noob at this but that sounds wrong to me.

Edit: I tried upping the cpu voltage and the qpi/dram voltage and it changed nothing. I should mention I am using the asus TurboV app that comes with my motherboard to overclock, i am not doing it through the bios.
As it's been said many times in this forum. Learn how to OC in the BIOS versus using the software that comes with your motherboard. You will achieve a much more stable OC using the BIOS not to mention, learn a thing or two a long the way.

Do give this a read and try starting off with BIOS OC'ing.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ed-guides.html

It will be more worth it in the end.
post #7 of 8
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dude those posts are from 4-7 years ago. i think using a program that was designed to be used with my motherboard for overclocking wouldn't cause problems unless you were trying for something extreme, which i am not. My motherboard was designed with overclockers in mind.
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Western Digital SE Caviar 500GB Windows 7 64-bit Asus PA246 24" 1920x1200 Corsair TX950w 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Western Digital SE Caviar 500GB Windows 7 64-bit Asus PA246 24" 1920x1200 Corsair TX950w 
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post #8 of 8
Alright bro, whatever you say.
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