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oh my 3.1ghz with 1.456v...dude look @ my volts and its a 1.325vid chip
BTW whats ur stepping...B3? if its B3 then there's nothing to do abt it
the best way is set everything to AUTO...DRAM set to 1.5v..and do some RAM tweakings and don't mess with the timings...and after each boot enter into BIOS and then PC health status and see how much volts auto settings is giving to ur vcore......
He linked a CPU-Z screenshot which lists it to be a G0.

RAM at 1.5v? This isn't DDR3. It's DDR2, you need a lot more voltage.
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3.1 at those volts, either something is wrong or you just got the worst chip ever. G0 should do 3.0 on stock everything.
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3.1 at those volts, either something is wrong or you just got the worst chip ever. G0 should do 3.0 on stock everything.
My Q6600 needed 1.3v to do 3.0. The motherboard was a garbage 750i though. Intel chipsets fair a lot better.
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post #14 of 20
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oh my 3.1ghz with 1.456v...dude look @ my volts and its a 1.325vid chip
BTW whats ur stepping...B3? if its B3 then there's nothing to do abt it
the best way is set everything to AUTO...DRAM set to 1.5v..and do some RAM tweakings and don't mess with the timings...and after each boot enter into BIOS and then PC health status and see how much volts auto settings is giving to ur vcore......
agreed^
hi run, i have a similar sig.
that is a lot of vcore for 3.1GHz, what are your temps like in intel burn test?
i have a B3 version and all i need is 1.39v to get to 3.3ghz, if its the ram causing instability, then try lowering the vcore.
also is your ram the black dragons? if so they are usually good overclockers.

as others have said, it is probably ram related. test them with memtest and if they pass, reset the timings to auto or stock
also to get my ram to 990mhz all i had to do is raise the ram voltage from 1.8v to 1.9v
and on my cpu and mobo, i couldn't get past 3.0ghz with a x9 multi, but with a x8 i can easily get 3.3
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post #15 of 20
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Well, I'm back.
Currently my sys is stable, but I can't lower CPU VTT or CPU VCORE. Anything under 1.45V gives me a bluescreen, freeze or crash to desktop. The funny thing is, CPU-Z shows me 1.376V which would be quiet good. I think my mobo is just crap... don't know.
Temps stay under 80°C with IBT. In games below 68°C.
And yes, my RAM is a black dragons. I set stock setting, means 4-4-4-12 and a little bit more voltage: 2.125V instead of 2.1V.
Do you think I can run these settings say for one more year or should I perhaps get me a new cooler(e.g. noctua) which I can later also use for a new rig?

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Your doing good to get the Asus P5N32-E SLI stable with a Q6600 @ at anything over 3.0 + 1 to you.
    
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Thanks buddy, I really appreciate it.
post #18 of 20
I had all kinds of problems trying to make Black Dragons run stable on intel motherboards. They worked fine on NVidia boards, but completely a mess on X48 and P45. I ended up selling them and using G Skill.

*edit* I see you're on 680i. BD's should be fine but they dont like quads to begin with.
Edited by 2thAche - 4/5/11 at 8:40pm
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Actually it's not a 680i but a mix of 650i and 570. Kinda strange thing I bought there
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Actually it's not a 680i but a mix of 650i and 570. Kinda strange thing I bought there
It's a 680i. The southbridge isn't a factor in overclocking.
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