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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
Now the fun begins... lets confuse the guy lol. Different viewpoints. Here are the facts:
-We don't know how good/bad your PSU is
-We don't know if its your PSU or board thats the culprit
-Your board probably does have vdroop--how bad? we don't know

I only tell you to get a somewhat decent PSU for the sake of your hardware. You get a crappy one, and you get a power surge, it could fry your electronics. You want something that will have stable power that doesn't fluctuate. This is my opinion obviously... I think you should rule out the PSU first before looking to your mobo.
You're wrong. His board is notorious for vdrop/vdroop, one of the worst for it. Mine is as well, so that's how I know. The reason he is having such a difference is not from a bad PSU, but from the design of the motherboard.

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Your vcore should range higher than what it idles at, thats so weird...
Not if the board vdroops. Some boards will increase voltage under load, but most intel 775 boards will drop voltage under load. Intel technically requires that to happen, to decrease temperatures and increase life of the chip, but not all motherboard manufacturers follow the specifications in the same manner (or at all), hence the differences.
post #42 of 47
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Thanks for the great advice.
I now finally understand what's going on.
I'll just keep my PSU and keep increasing VCore until my PC is stable.
That can't do any harm unless I OC really far, right?

A lot of thanks and rep+ to all who helped me!
post #43 of 47
I would stay far away from OCZ modstream power supplys. My personal experiance with them his been bad. I build at friend a computer and the power supply lasted about a year. I decided to replace it with the same one and it poped on the first boot. After getting my rma from OCZ it lasted about 3 months. Could of been a bad batch but I would stick with corsair, seasonic, xfx, silverstone.
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Thanks for the great advice.
I now finally understand what's going on.
I'll just keep my PSU and keep increasing VCore until my PC is stable.
That can't do any harm unless I OC really far, right?

A lot of thanks and rep+ to all who helped me!
I wouldn't go above 1.5v and 65c max load on a Q6600.

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I would stay far away from OCZ modstream power supplys. My personal experiance with them his been bad. I build at friend a computer and the power supply lasted about a year. I decided to replace it with the same one and it poped on the first boot. After getting my rma from OCZ it lasted about 3 months. Could of been a bad batch but I would stick with corsair, seasonic, xfx, silverstone.
While I agree that the Modxstreams aren't that good, limiting yourself to four brands is silly.
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post #45 of 47
Its not the 'OC' that will fry something, its the volts.. careful.. you may want to look up some other users with your board and similar chip to see where they're at.

How are your temps?

Also try Intel Burn Test.. works your chip more then Prime.. temps will be higher too.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of your advice.
I've been able to get it stable at 1.41v. (8h 50min Prime95, after that I stopped the test.) I'll try the Intel BurnTest.
I think i'll just stick with my current PSU for now. Believe it or not, but it's been working for over two years now .
Edited by xIntenso - 3/1/11 at 7:53am
post #47 of 47
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Burntest succeeded as well.
It was just my mobo's giant vdroop that was causing this.
Thanks again for all of your advice!
Temps didn't exceed 50'C, which is pretty good for 3.2GHz if you ask me.
Edited by xIntenso - 3/1/11 at 8:08am
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