Originally Posted by cdoublejj
well really all i'm worried about is throttling but, i'm sure i'll know when it throttles. My boss has been running his pc shop for 30 yrs so i usually can't take his word for it. He told something the other day. So here is the jest of it.
Surely you know hard drives make errors all the time but, they have correction devices built in. Thats why a failing drive takes so long to do anything kinda like CRC on scratched cd rom.
We CPUS do something similar more like ram they to can make error and can be corrected and that I like many other overclocks suffer from the same thing, striving for GHZ not performance.
Ya see if you clock it up and casue the more errors and more error correction your gonna burn up CPU cycles correcting the data and getting a poor performance yield on higher ghz when if you just back it down you can get more performance hitting the sweet spot.
THAT, is the only other thing i ponder about my WEI score didn't even budges with 1ghz overclock. Of course it isn't the best gauge. I did think about saving my OC profile going to stock and running 3dmark06 then loading up the Oc profile and testing again.
At this point I'm just glad i have it clocked and running and it seems like a lot of work right now.
Wrong. If your ram is making errors, you better hope you have ECC ram.
Most systems don't have ECC ram and will simply corrupt the contents of the ram until they crash or worse (like mess up the filesystem.)
CPUs don't have any error correction, if your cpu is making errors, Nothing will catch it and correct it, hence why I consider the only valid OC one that is rock solid stable.
Knock the chip back to stock VID and see how hot it runs.