Originally Posted by munaim1
ummm... I wouldn't do stress testing on an ssd, knowing they are limited writing cycles, it would make sense not to run prime on it, as it is supose to be your main OS on it. Can't remember fully but I think a 20GB partition on a HDD is more than enough for a windows 7 install, run prime 95 on that without any problems, OS gets corrupted?? just reinstall it again
I wasn't aware of that, bottom line is that LLC is required against the voltage dropping to low. Read my other thread regarding radnom idle bsods etc here:
Solving / Fixing BSOD 124 on sandybridge. READ OP FIRST!!
I have shown a clear example of how LLC contributes to idle voltage and thus creating instability in some situations.
have a little read and let me know what you think.
Sorry bud, I havn't been following, whats seems to be the issue?
Okay, so I read through that, and whilst it was useful, I decided that I needed to try some things out for myself as well.
So I flashed to F6c after a CMOS reset and set the RAM back to 1600MHz with XMP, set Vcore to "normal" and offset to +0.05V, QPI/VTT to 1.1V, PLL to 1.7V, and set the rest of my preferences back to how I need them (disable unused controllers etc.)
Anyway, +0.05V put the voltage too high, so I adjusted it to -0.08V and...
0.96V at idle, 1.3V under load without an insta-crash in Prime95! So far, this is a definite result!
Now, because F6c still doesn't let you use LLC with offset voltage, the idle voltage is perhaps a little low. I guess the only way to tell that is to see if my PC crashes randomly when not in use or when I'm doing basic desktop tasks.