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hi peeps i am trying overclock my pc could any1 give me tips to get stable. i have run memtest for 3 hours and got a pass on all test but when i use prime95 it will crash 45 mins in. my core temps are 45c at max load and i have up the vcore to 1.47 volts and ram to 1.6 volts thanks

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post #2 of 7
Memtest doesn't stress the CPU.

You should use Intel Burn Test for at least 2 hours OR prime95 for 24hrs, and use memtest as well if your memory is OC'd.
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post #3 of 7
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I have used prime95 it will crash 45 mins in to the test need tips to get it stable?
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post #4 of 7
Memtest tests your RAM.

Prime 95 depending on setting will test how stable your CPU, RAM and how well they work together depending on the test you pick in Prime 95.

At least you know your RAM are good.

If Prime 95 is crashing test higher volts (within hardware specs), downgrade CPU speeds or fine tune your RAM timings. You have to experiment with all those things.
 
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post #5 of 7
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I have played with voltages and have been running prime95 for over 2 hours now fingers crossed it stays stable.

this is what i have done could you tell me your thoughts

vcore 1.48 volts @3.8ghz
ram 1.65 volts @1800mhz

idle temps
cpu socket 27c
mb 30c
cpu cores 19c

max load temps
cpu socket 48c
mb 32c
cpu cores 37c


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post #6 of 7
Temps look good!

I would test and once stable see if I could reduce the volts to further reduce temps.

In other words get the best/most stable overclock with the lowest volts/temps possible.
 
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