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Just figured out how to OC on this board and managed to take it up to 3.0, ran prime95's small FFT for 2 hours without any hiccups, managed 20runs of IBT, but when I run prime95's blend test, I get a blue screen after 30minutes currently on the stock cooler, only hits 69C on 100% load, and running on 1.29V how do I get this stable??
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Just figured out how to OC on this board and managed to take it up to 3.0, ran prime95's small FFT for 2 hours without any hiccups, managed 20runs of IBT, but when I run prime95's blend test, I get a blue screen after 30minutes currently on the stock cooler, only hits 69C on 100% load, and running on 1.29V how do I get this stable??
You definitely need a new cooler, especially at that voltage. The max safe temp on those CPUs is 72c IIRC, so things can get a little wacky at 69c. And what's your FSB at? A little bump to the NB voltage might help if you're at something high, and your chipset is known to struggle at high FSB.
     
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I'm going to get this :http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...ev-2-Fan-Intel soon..
currently running at 401 X 7.5
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I'm going to get this :http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Pr...ev-2-Fan-Intel soon..
currently running at 401 X 7.5
Oh, please, please don't get that cooler! Spend the extra 3 bucks and get this instead. The Hyper 212+ is known to rival some of the best coolers on the market at an unbeatable price.
     
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P43 are crappy overclockers, and can't push the FSB for a Q8300. What FSB are you at? 1.29V is still low.
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Oh, please, please don't get that cooler! Spend the extra 3 bucks and get this instead. The Hyper 212+ is known to rival some of the best coolers on the market at an unbeatable price.
it's out of stock, really wanted to get this ASAP.
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Oh, please, please don't get that cooler! Spend the extra 3 bucks and get this instead. The Hyper 212+ is known to rival some of the best coolers on the market at an unbeatable price.
Get his cooler or a mugen 2 or something in that category. care about that more mass means more heat seduction and that copper takes heat at fastest after gold.. so copper heatsink and many heatsinks as possible.. max voltage should be 1.3625 ( cpu-z) but the lower the better. i guess 3.3 should be the max with this board but this is pure guessing. lower the multi and try to hit your fsb wall.. also raise NBvoltage to about 1.4xx max if possible but i guess for that board you will need to put a fan in front the NB to get it cooled.. maybe you could add a pic of the board/ inner life of ya rig?!
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so far I'm running it at 2.77ghz on 1.2V. Tried my hardest to take it to 3ghz+ but doesn't feel like this CPU is capable. Had it running at 3.1 for a day but as soon as I ran prime95's blend test, it crashed. so until I get a new cooler, I think 2.7 may be where I settle.
Can't take a picture of my rig as I've got wires running everywhere thanks to my 650 TX. found a google pic instead.
EDIT: will the mugen 2 fit in my board? :\\

Edited by trojan92 - 3/30/11 at 8:15am
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So I've just been playing around in the BIOS (carefully of course) and managed to get it to 3.0 ghz, I've ran 50 threads/passes of IBT, 2 hours of Prime95's small FFT's and 4 hours and counting of Primes blend test. I don't know if any one else has experienced this but if I was to have a unstable OC, running WEI would freeze which would indicate an unstable OC, but this time I've managed to pass it and have a CPU score of 7.3, so the big question is, is my OC stable now?
1.19V
MAX Temps : 59C
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P43 are crappy overclockers, and can't push the FSB for a Q8300. What FSB are you at? 1.29V is still low.
Easy now! My mobo reaches 441MHz FSB. Thats not too crappy. (Ok thats not world record, but not that bad to be insulted)

OT: Did you make shure not to overclock the RAM aswell (a.k.a unlinking it)?
Of course you know, but that could make some trouble...
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