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right on dude. mine does that garbage all the time it will need like .03 of a volt to be stable but it throws a fit and black screens restarts and then proceeded to beep and scream at me. so alot of times i use phenommsrtweaker and watch a movie while i stress test when the movie starts to jitter frequently or lag for more than a split second i up the nb voltage. when it throws and error i up the cpu voltage. its an odd way to do it but it works and its less boring when you dont own a tv
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I don't have a CPU VDDA setting is that bad?
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I'm not afraid of 1.61-1.62V 24/7 with watercooling, but my chip can't even get 4.1 stable at that voltage so i gave up
Seriously maybe in 5 years the same overclock will be unstable because of the voltage, oh yeah that's terrible ! By that nobody will still be using these chips anyway.

It's not like some random day it will fry or explode ...
Edited by nicksasa - 5/10/11 at 4:13am
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Originally Posted by nicksasa View Post
I'm not afraid of 1.61-1.62V 24/7 with watercooling, but my chip can't even get 4.1 stable at that voltage so i gave up
Seriously maybe in 5 years the same overclock will be unstable because of the voltage, oh yeah that's terrible ! By that nobody will still be using these chips anyway.

It's not like some random day it will fry or explode ...
i know the feeling mine just wont hit 4.1. closest ive come to 4.1 is 3988mhz. and that was pushing 1.57v. its not that im afraid of the voltage its the heat that it causes if i had a better w/c and could afford to buy a better one that i wouldnt be so worried but my poor modified h50 looks more like frankenstein than a w/c kit. my issue is i just cant dissipate the heat fast enough at this point. maybe in a month or so ill have the w/c set up i want
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All of this is considering your CPU can reach that speed with your current cooling, am I right?

Most X6 top at 4.2GHz, so 4.4GHz is a kind of overkill speed for your CPU to be stable at those temps.
   
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Yeh well i've got the XSPC RASA RX360 KIT with the 750 pump just for the CPU and HR-05 NB heatsink with 6 case fans so cooling should be fine.

But here is a question I have... why does it need to be prime stable? I stopped trying to get it prime stable the other day as I had to do real life stuff but I haven't had any noticeable problems... Is it just the risk of the OS becoming corrupted because really if all i'm risking is a reformat i'm happy for it not to be prime stable as I can run a game while grid computing is maxing out the CPU, RAM and GPU's without crashing or even lagging and a reformat only takes me 7 minutes so... yeah anyone see my point?
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Yeh well i've got the XSPC RASA RX360 KIT with the 750 pump just for the CPU and HR-05 NB heatsink with 6 case fans so cooling should be fine.

But here is a question I have... why does it need to be prime stable? I stopped trying to get it prime stable the other day as I had to do real life stuff but I haven't had any noticeable problems... Is it just the risk of the OS becoming corrupted because really if all i'm risking is a reformat i'm happy for it not to be prime stable as I can run a game while grid computing is maxing out the CPU, RAM and GPU's without crashing or even lagging and a reformat only takes me 7 minutes so... yeah anyone see my point?
It has to be Prime stable because well, some programs and games are very CPU intensive and after a good few hours of playing a game, you would crash here and there, I can guarantee you that. I've my 955x4 clock to 4.2ghz with 1.45volts in bios and its completely prime stable, and it can run at 4.2ghz with 1.42volts, booting into windows, doing my usual everyday tasks and also can play a few games without ever crashing, but once I start playing, forsay need for speed unleash 2, It'll run fine for a few hours than it'll crash and I have to end up restarting the computer, so I end up finding my max stable voltage at 1.45 and set it there which I have never crashed again =]

If your CPU isn't prime stable then your overclock means nothing and besides you always want a stable CPU =]
Edited by httuner - 5/15/11 at 12:53am
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Ok fair enough. Back to the BIOS i'm having a weird problem atm where I have to reset my PSU switch for the system to get past the Motherboard logo screen. Anyone know what this is? Overclock damage?!
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