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I just did some BIOS tweaking and I'm sitting here in Windows hitting 4.0GHz with 1.256v on an i5 750. My cooler sucks, so I ran around 2 minutes of Prime95, then quit when temps got up to around 79c.

I'm going to use this overclock until it crashes. So far I've played a few games of Crysis and Black Ops, with the temps at around 65c on the highest core, no crashes so far.

Let's see how long this lasts.
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post #2 of 29
These topics never turn out well.

First off theres silent errors that don't always lead to a BSOD, and another possibility, although unlikely, is you corrupt your game save or a critical windows file and can't boot.
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You just jinxed yourself.
    
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Originally Posted by 1keith1 View Post
These topics never turn out well.

First off theres silent errors that don't always lead to a BSOD, and another possibility, although unlikely, is you corrupt your game save or a critical windows file and can't boot.
this is absolutely true, I was running a 4.2GHz OC on my old i7-920 and only ran 2 hours of Prime95. Then when I went to play crysis it kept messing up with triggers and objectives. Go and do some more prime95 and linx.
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post #5 of 29
4.0ghz is easy to come by don't get too excited. I did minimal tweaking and was stable at 4.0, it took alot more tweaking to get a stable 4.2 however. I would stress test for at least a couple hours.

I however did over 4 hours of prime, and 12+ hours of BIONIC on my machine.
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Retarded post titles to get people to look at a not so troll thread fail like your OC when folding for 2 weeks
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OP's next post title: "Computer crashed during game and I lost my save. help"
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op's next post title: "computer crashed during game and i lost my save. Help"
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Can anyone help me? My computer has more and more random crashes lately, and now I'm getting error messages about file system being corrupt. I don't know what's wrong, it was fine before and never had a problem.
Just copy that to your next new thread in a couple weeks.
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Your OS will be corrupted within a week.
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