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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
I just did some BIOS tweaking and I'm sitting here in Windows hitting 4.0GHz with 1.256v on an i5 750.

Let's see how long this lasts.
Let's do that...

Perhaps you have found an alternative to years of conventional wisdom.
post #22 of 29
I'm watching... Wait ***, blue screen, user profile error, steam won't load, blue screen again, internet explorer keeps crashing. *organ music*
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Not to mention he *could* be unstable or crash in games or crash windows but also he could be stable but using to much vcore raising your temps. Stress testing is more then about being stable its getting the right vcore so you have better temps and extend the life of your cpu.
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post #24 of 29
You want to be Linpack stable before locking in an OC to save yourself a whole bunch of headaches.
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You want to be Linpack stable before locking in an OC to save yourself a whole bunch of headaches.
Nah... he has discovered the Golden Path to Navana. Behold the enlightenment.

<turning down the eye rolling now>
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OP's next post title: "Computer crashed during game and I lost my save. help"
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I run a reasonable amount of stress testing but at the same time I never run 24/7 clocks at anything extreme. Lets say I've hit 4.2Ghz on a chip, 24/7 I'll run something like 3.6Ghz. That way I don't really have to worry.

EDIT: I want to make another point too. I have seen personally on my own system performance go DOWN when an overclock is unstable. So you might not have a single BSOD but your performance may actually be lower than if you had made sure your clock was stable.
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post #28 of 29
well my true test is at least a week folding stable.... its a help to the community and it tests the system pretty well. for temps tho i do 20 or so linpak tests honestly even if you just do some linx for like 2 hours or when you go to bed turn it on and see what happens when you wake up
post #29 of 29
In any case 79c with a CM Hyper 212 with only 1.256v is very bad. I suggest reseating.
    
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