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Hello all. I had a question concerning overclocking conditions and whatnot. Is temperature one of the only things that can get your overclock higher than what it's supposed to? How much does stability play a part in this? How can I get my stability better?

The reason I ask some of these questions is because I JUST got finish doing my watercooling project. I also purchased a new mobo. Being that I purchased the new mobo, I had to do reset the parameters for my previous overclock. I set it like it was before and it didn't go over so well after 15 minutes. Last time it did go well at 3.69. Now I had to go down to 3.65. The thing is when I had it at 3.69 after my watercooling project, it barely got into the 50c numbers before it blue screened. Before it would blue screen at about 58. The highest it got this time was 52.

I also had 4GB of ram added. Not that this played a part in my OC. I didn't OC the RAM any either.

So...any suggestion?
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Temperatures won't affect the overclock at all directly, unless you're exceeding the thermal threshold for the chip..

And you do want to be 100% stable. If your overclock is unstable due to high clocks/low voltage then you may get occasional miscalculations, which can slowly corrupt files that you manipulate. You really don't want that, do you?
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Wait, you are on OCN telling me that I should do trial and error to OC my machine? Or are you telling me that I need to get it right the first time? Or maybe the 2nd or 3rd time? Or are you telling me that I don't want to use a computer that has been proven unstable at high loads for a prolonged period of time? Please explain. lol. Sorry.
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Ah, no more comments from anyone? Geez
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