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Quick bit of info:
I OC'd my 970 to 4.1GHz and kept it there stable for a week, I then took it down to 4Ghz and lowered the vcore to 1.4 because I wasn't happy with the temps.

I ran it for 3 months with no BSOD at 1.4 volts and 4GHz with no issues (running 24/7 and folding when I wasn't gaming). I leave for the weekend and come back and now I get the BSOD after doing a few hours of activity.

Temps at 4GHz were consistently between 44-48c at 100% usage.

My question(s):
Does a BSOD like this mean CPU degradation? Or is this a RAM issue?

EDIT: I have since taken it down to 3.8 GHz and lowered the vcore with no issues.
    
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Not that I'm aware of. But it can however corrupt your OS.
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Take a picture of the BSOD, that will help with a diagnosis.
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post #4 of 11
Wait a minute, what Vcore did you use at 4.1 where you lowered the vcore "down" to 1.4? Even my old C0 920 could do 4.0 at 1.3ish.

Edit: I am stupid...(thought it was an intel 970)
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Wait a minute, what Vcore did you use at 4.1 where you lowered the vcore "down" to 1.4? Even my old C0 920 could do 4.0 at 1.3ish.

Edit: I am stupid...(thought it was an intel 970)
I will forgive you since you have Sheldon as your avatar.
    
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Not at all. Phenom II chips are fine upto 1.55V, my 1055T was going through a massive beast in at 4.2GHz @ 1.55V and no issue's so you shouldent either.
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My 640 was stable at 1.46v for a little while then a few game crashes and prime95 fails later I upped it to 1.47v, sorted.

Not degradation as such, more relaxation?
    
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post #8 of 11
No. Your CPU is fine.
It's the volts that kill the chip, not BSODs or other software related errors.
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Get the volt's up ^^^ As above said
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Thanks everyone! I'll post the BSOD soon as I get a chance! +Rep to everyone who helped answer the question
    
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