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It might be easier if you just adjusted the multiplier or reference clock instead of both at the same time. Adjusting the reference clock will effect your RAM, HT link, and NB.

As far as the voltage, someone else can explain it better, but I know that voltage will "droop" when your CPU is under load. There might be something called Load Line Calibration in your BIOS that sort of compensates for this by increasing the voltage to your CPU when it is under load. I know on my board I had to keep my eye on it, because sometimes it would be a pretty drastic jump.
    
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load line calibration was set to auto. I went ahead and enabled both the cpu and cpu-nb LLC and the droop was fixed. However, now, I have my voltage set to 1.3225 and hwmonitor reads 1.34-1.36v. I will go ahead and leave the cpu multiplier at 16(stock) and play with the reference clock first to see where I can get the nb, ht, and ram to.
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So I left the cpu multiplier at 16 and I have the reference clock at 220mhz. I run prime 95 and right now after about a minute i get errors on random cores and the test on those cores stops. what do I do in this scenario? Raise the cpu voltage? Or do I raise something else like the ram or nb or cpu-nb?
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As you up the reference clock, it increases your HT link, NB, RAM, and CPU. It's always easier to work on one thing at a time. For example, you could increase your reference clock, but lower the multiplier on your HT link, RAM, and NB to single out your CPU. That way, if you get an error, you know exactly what is to blame. In this case, I'm assuming you left all the multipliers where they were, so you would have been overclocking everything, so it's tough to say which element is causing the problem.

It's probably the CPU (assuming you left the voltage at 1.32), since 220*16 would put you around 3.5GHz, which is where you ran into trouble before. But it's always better to work on one piece of the equation at a time, so you can be 100% sure before you take action.
    
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- Don't let your CPU run above 62c, thats the Phenoms maximum safe temperature

- Try setting your voltage to 1.36v and then try for 3.5ghz. and see what happens
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As you up the reference clock, it increases your HT link, NB, RAM, and CPU. It's always easier to work on one thing at a time. For example, you could increase your reference clock, but lower the multiplier on your HT link, RAM, and NB to single out your CPU. That way, if you get an error, you know exactly what is to blame. In this case, I'm assuming you left all the multipliers where they were, so you would have been overclocking everything, so it's tough to say which element is causing the problem.

It's probably the CPU (assuming you left the voltage at 1.32), since 220*16 would put you around 3.5GHz, which is where you ran into trouble before. But it's always better to work on one piece of the equation at a time, so you can be 100% sure before you take action.
I dont have or see any multipliers for anything other than the cpu. So I can't really single anything out one by one with the reference clock. However, is that what that error with prime 95 is?

Reason I ask is because with the errors I lost track of what to do. So I reset the CMOS via the little jumper and just for $hits and giggles I ran prime95 on all stock settings and for some reason I still get errors like before. Random cores will show errors and the tests for those cores will stop while the remaining will continue. I am baffled here. Did I kill my computer? :'(

I get the stock setting errors in under a minute the firs time I run prime95. But if I stop the remaining tests, and restart the program all together It will run perfectly fine. Could it be a glitch or problem with the program itself?

EDIT: Also, with the overclocked settings from earlier, even though prime95 showed errors OCCT ran like a dream. No errors what so ever.
Edited by mwl5apv - 3/20/11 at 7:54pm
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post #28 of 43
Try and get some intake air to the CPU, i.e. ziptie a fan to the front bays. Also, simple (less fans) could actually be better. The bottom fan would be useless in most cases. I suggest you take that and move it to the 5.25" bays, ziptie it, and give your CPU some intake.
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alright ill put a fan in the drive bay and have it blow at the cpu cooler. Now xd_1771 would you happen to have any idea why im getting errors in prime 95 on stock settings? and occt i get nothing even overclocked like before?
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Regarding the multipliers for your HT link, NB, etc., I have an ASUS board (not the same one as you) and in the BIOS I can scroll to HT link for example, and if my reference clock is at 200, I can choose from 1000MHz, 1200MHz, etc. That's what I was referring to before. I'm assuming it's probably the same or similar for you.

Wish I could offer some advice as to why you're getting errors on stock settings, but I'm still pretty new to this myself.

Edit: Were you running the CPU: OCCT tab or the CPU: Linpack tab? I know that the Linpack option stresses your memory, which might have something to do with your troubles. Might be worth checking.
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