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Every attempt in Intel Burn Test (stress level: max) always crashes, on an OC that I previously thought to be stable.

I tried 3.8ghz @ 1.472v, then after that crashed I ran it at 1.488v and still crashed. Is this ok, or should I consider it unstable? I know ITB really stresses cpu's at max setting but I would like it to be as close to 100% stable as possible. Should I just give up on 3.8ghz?

Other question, my board has heat protection that kicks in at 70c (reboots). When I installed my H50 I plugged the fans in on the radiator but forgot to plug in the pump (I know, I'm an idiot.) The computer would not give any video signal or display on the monitor. I later found out this was caused by the RAM, which I re seated one at a time and got my video output.

Now what I am concerned about is the pump not running when I was troubleshooting my video out problem. Would the board's heat protection still kick in, even when it was experiencing that display problem caused by the ram being switched around? If not would that have "fried" something, causing my stability problem I mentioned above?

Any advice/help would be really appreciated. I know my way around in OCing but I don't have much experience.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Every attempt in Intel Burn Test (stress level: max) always crashes, on an OC that I previously thought to be stable.

I tried 3.8ghz @ 1.472v, then after that crashed I ran it at 1.488v and still crashed. Is this ok, or should I consider it unstable? I know ITB really stresses cpu's at max setting but I would like it to be as close to 100% stable as possible. Should I just give up on 3.8ghz?

Other question, my board has heat protection that kicks in at 70c (reboots). When I installed my H50 I plugged the fans in on the radiator but forgot to plug in the pump (I know, I'm an idiot.) The computer would not give any video signal or display on the monitor. I later found out this was caused by the RAM, which I re seated one at a time and got my video output.

Now what I am concerned about is the pump not running when I was troubleshooting my video out problem. Would the board's heat protection still kick in, even when it was experiencing that display problem caused by the ram being switched around? If not would that have "fried" something, causing my stability problem I mentioned above?

Any advice/help would be really appreciated. I know my way around in OCing but I don't have much experience.
Hi railfan844, have you tried connecting power to the pump? CPU temps are critical factors for overclocking success.

can FSB and DRAM ratio be 1:1? have you tried giving more voltage to the RAMs?

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I think that as long as the heatsink was on and water in the loop it should be okay if you were just at or around idle temps,

Could be chip degradation leading to unstable OC ,rare but does happen how long have you had the chip and overclock?
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I think that as long as the heatsink was on and water in the loop it should be okay if you were just at or around idle temps,

Could be chip degradation leading to unstable OC ,rare but does happen how long have you had the chip and overclock?
I had it at 1.6 v for about 5 minutes max, testing for a review. The rest of the time it was no higher than 1.5, which is a +.15 increase. Had the chip since xmas.
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Hi railfan844, have you tried connecting power to the pump? CPU temps are critical factors for overclocking success.

can FSB and DRAM ratio be 1:1? have you tried giving more voltage to the RAMs?

Hope these help.
Oh yes the pump I plugged back in as soon as I noticed.
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