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Prime 95 crashes but my computer doesn't?

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ok, i am stress testing a new oc and every time Prime crashes at test 2 on an in place FFT run. this is a first for me so i am confused as h**l, what is with this?
post #2 of 13
If it crashes then it isn't stable, back to the drawing board.

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post #3 of 13
If Prime95 crashes, it is unstable. I've had prime95 crashes when testing OC stability, but my computer would stay on just fine. Any sort of anomally = unstable. For example, USB devices suddenly failing.. orrr.. coretemp freezing.
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If it crashes then it isn't stable, back to the drawing board.
^This. You're getting close, but you're not there yet.
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ok, cause usually the entire computer explodes and bluescreens
post #6 of 13
Try to pump up vcore a little bit and you should be fine
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cause usually the entire computer explodes and bluescreens --> this is what usally happens

if u r temperature are with in limits , increase ur voltage a bit and checkout if u dont want to backout ..
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Overclocking is a LOT of tweaking/restarting. Try upping the voltage until it's stable, then you can try increasing speed till an instability, up Vcore, rinse and repeat. Obviously there are other factors such as NB speeds (which can give HUGE boosts on AMD rigs), RAM speed, etc. Moar voltage!
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post #9 of 13
Prime95 crashes because P95 = 100% load
Any crashing even at 100% load is unstable and may affect all operations with the comp
post #10 of 13
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ok, so apparently a BIOS update = crappy oc?

was running at 3.75ghz but now i can only hit 3.375ghz, ***?

Edit: forgot about the censored W.T.F.
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