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This is the first time I've had a system with "enthusiast" parts, so this is the first time I've had this many options available in order to overclock my CPU. My system specs are in my siggy, and as you can see in this screenshot I've already done some overclocking, albeit haphazardly. These numbers are much higher than I've dealt with before (last system had a Biostar TForce 550SE and an Athlon X2 Brisbane). Any advice, tweaks, suggestions?

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What kind of temps are you getting at full load?
Thats a really good overclock you got going there!
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Well I don't think I've seen it reach even 40C yet, but I'm not sure how hard I've pushed it...forgot how to run SuperPi torture test.
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Damn! Prime95. Got them confused.
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Whoa! Shot straight to 52C and then BSOD. >.<
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What are your memory settings at? That could be the cause of instability. Nice 4.2ghz!
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What are your memory settings at? That could be the cause of instability. Nice 4.2ghz!
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Lower your memory then run prime95 again. Your memory is to high to know if it's your CPU or memory causing the instability. What I do is lower my memory to stock and my NB then play with th CPU. If it crashes you know it's the CPU doing it. Once you get a stable over clock try adjusting your memory...and so on. It take days even weeks to get a stable 4ghz+ overclock.
Edited by huhh - 3/30/11 at 2:16pm
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