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In the BIOS i have it set to 1.4875v
CPU-Z is reading up to 1.500v
I would like to set it closer to 1.4250 ish volts, but its not the big of a deal I gess. I might remove hafe my ram to see if I can get away with lower VCORE.

Question, Dose using all 4 DIMMS req more voltage?? as in could I pick up a 2x4 (8gig total) set and get away with less VCORE? or would I have to keep it to 4GB's and under? Thanks for your help!! +rep!
try drop it one notch at a time
I tought you were talking about high CPU/NB voltage
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ok, well I was going to run prime for a few hours while working on a car, and after 10min Worker 4 failed
Fatal Error:Rounding was 0.5, expeced less than 0.4
So, I dont know what that means, I'm still new to prime. I'm going to remove half the ram and attempt it.
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no go, only using 2 DIMMS of ram failed.
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ok, well I was going to run prime for a few hours while working on a car, and after 10min Worker 4 failed
Fatal Error:Rounding was 0.5, expeced less than 0.4
So, I dont know what that means, I'm still new to prime. I'm going to remove half the ram and attempt it.
Thats a RAM and/or CPU/NB error
Bump up your CPU/NB voltage one notch.
Sometimes, CPU volt helps too
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Like I suggested, use IntelBurnTest, it would be a matter of minutes to find out if it is stable or not. Not hours like it takes on Prime95. But yes you may need your NB-CPU @ 1.34 or 1.380 for it to become stable.
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I would love to try Intel Burn Test, Where is a safe place to Download it? I dont like just picking a place at random

I bumped up the CPU/NB freq one setting, passed just under an hour of prime95. If I find a safe DL of IBT i'll try that but if not i'll let prime95 fester for as long as I can and repot back tomorrow morning. Thanks!
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Ran burn test with the following settings
Mode:64 bit
Times to Run:5
Stress Level: Standerd (1024mb)
Threads:Auto
Times where 17.744 lowest to 18.240 fastest, speeds where 49.00 to 50.37

I noticed that under available RAM it only shows 6073MB, and drops to 5XXXMB durring testing. is this normal? Can I finaly claim a stable OC after that burn test or should I retest?
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i seen a guy overclock this cpu to 6.25 ghz using dry ice cooling.. it is a great overclocking cpu
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i seen a guy overclock this cpu to 6.25 ghz using dry ice cooling.. it is a great overclocking cpu
lul, I can understand using a water loop, but anything beyond that is just silly...what are you going to do with a dry ice cooled computer?? run a bench program and take a screenshot for e-peen?? not knocking it, but that's hardly usefull for gaming computer..I think some of the water cooling systems are taking it a little far. I can understand using some of the smaller set up's, but not my thing. befor 24hours ago, I had no real intentions of overclocking at all, just had fun pushing my vid card lol. but that's just my opinion. Who know's. I might scrap my potential i5 build for an insane water cooled i7, lol. Sorry not trying to be rude

any how I have ran linpack on all the setting's it has to offer, passed everytime! so i'm going to play with droping my VCORE volt's some, and try to put the ram back at 8-8-8-21@1333(stock), some one suggested a good starting point with my ram was 7-7-7-24@1333(OC), but thats a whole nother thread
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Ran burn test with the following settings
Mode:64 bit
Times to Run:5
Stress Level: Standerd (1024mb)
Threads:Auto
Times where 17.744 lowest to 18.240 fastest, speeds where 49.00 to 50.37

I noticed that under available RAM it only shows 6073MB, and drops to 5XXXMB durring testing. is this normal? Can I finaly claim a stable OC after that burn test or should I retest?
Yes that is normal for the available RAM to drop, it only shows 6073MB's because the remainder is dedicated to your OS. I would suggest setting the Stress Level to High or Very High (it utilizes more of the system resources).
Edited by ajmidd12 - 4/25/11 at 2:02pm
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