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Edit. So as of this morning, I walked to my pc and was surprised there was no bsod. 10:48 run time almost 11 hours, think my oc is stable? It is at 4.8ghz





So my noctua finally came in!

I'm currently ocing at 4.8ghz at 1.4* vcore

Has not happened again, but it might >.< but I get a error code of 124 as the last 3 digits. Does anyone know what it means?

Tips appreciated as well, currently at 65-72c during load.
Edited by Zcypot - 4/24/11 at 7:17am
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Blue screens during stress testing more often than not have to do with incorrect memory/NB settings/voltage.
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124 is a voltage code. It either wants more or less, you'll have to figure out which one.

I'd start by adding voltage.
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post #4 of 23
124 more often than not means you're not giving enough voltage to the proc. Increasing VCore is step 1 in diagnosing a x124 error.

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Originally Posted by mastical View Post
124 is a voltage code. It either wants more or less, you'll have to figure out which one.

I'd start by adding voltage.
This. ^




With general plebian Sandy Bridge stock CPUs, 1.4v is just barely enough for 4.8Ghz. Mine hits 1.45v at that speed.
Edited by AblueXKRS - 4/23/11 at 7:25pm
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I put drop option to low instead of high, now it has lasted longer so far with no errors. I think vcore was too high.
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post #6 of 23
Either vcore or qpi/vtt usually (On Gigabyte boards. Different manufacturers vary the names of settings)

This general guide has been posted around a few places.

BSOD codes for overclocking
0x101 = increase vcore
0x124 = increase/decrease vcore or QPI/VTT...have to test to see which one it is
0x0A = unstable RAM/IMC, increase QPI first, if that doesn't work increase vcore
0x1E = increase vcore
0x3B = increase vcore
0x3D = increase vcore
0xD1 = QPI/VTT, increase/decrease as necessary
0x9C = QPI/VTT most likely, but increasing vcore has helped in some instances
0x50 = RAM timings/Frequency or uncore multi unstable, increase RAM voltage or adjust QPI/VTT, or lower uncore if you're higher than 2x
0x109 = Not enough or too Much memory voltage
0x116 = Low IOH (NB) voltage, GPU issue (most common when running multi-GPU/overclocking GPU)
0x7E = Corrupted OS file, possibly from overclocking. Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r
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post #7 of 23
I was getting 124 errors when I was experencing high Vdroop under load.

If I understand correctly from your post above you set your Vdroop to low which is a good thing because you will not see drops in voltage underload, but on the other hand you may see voltage spikes that may harm your CPU so I would keep an eye on it and see if you are dealing with high voltage spikes since your Vdroop is on low.
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Thanks for the codes!

Also, I'll definitely keep an eye on my vcore.
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post #9 of 23
Heres a little explanation of what Vdroop is if you don't understand to help you out a bit.

Low Vdroop setting = increased voltage under load.
High Vdroop setting = reduced voltage under load.

High Vdroop setting (52%) - with my Vdroop settings set to 52% my voltage under load went from 1.35 to 1.28 and thus I received a BSOD.

Low Vdroop setting (19%) - with my Vdroop set to 19% my voltage under load goes from 1.35 to around 1.32-1.36.

So mainly with a lower Vdroop you can preform more stable OCs, but always do a quick test run before you just ignore it just in case you huge spikes in voltage i.e. 1.425-1.45 because that can harm your CPU.

FYI if your wondering about the percentages with my motherboard I can adjust my settings by 3% increases or decreases and 0% = off for me while %100 = fully on.

Also setting to adjust Vdroop is usally called LLC or Load Line Calabration.
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post #10 of 23
I have used Load Line Calibration on all my overclocks and have never had a chip die on me.

LLC has detractors and adherents. You could probably count me in the "adherent" sect.
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