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It seems ram related because it only happens when the ram is stressed but happens regardless of where the ram is set. SmallFFT shouldn't run very long on an unstable core, usually it will crash in minutes if not, seconds.
I stress one thing at a time, ram 1333, cache x40 then I go for core, that's the absolute basics.
SmallFFT will run at x48 with 1.32v if the ram is set to 1333 or 2400.
Blend will crash at seemingly random times no matter where the ram is set. The only thing I can do to change it is to apply more vcore. I shouldn't need to do that to get only 4.7Ghz because this CPU ran 4.7 for years with only 1.22 with no delid...with a custom loop but still, that's a huge difference. I'm using the exact same ram too.
SmallFFT simply shouldn't be able to run for 2 hours if a core isn't stable and if SmallFFT won't crash the core then Blend definitely won't do it because it's easier on the core.
And if Blend is failing because of unstable ram then the speed of the ram should make some difference but it doesn't.
That's why this is all really confusing, when I started this I set cache and ram to stock speeds with manual voltage.
Then I plugged in 48x on the core and set 1.3 iirc and stressed the core using SmallFFT for a couple hours, no issues, no errors.
Then I enabled XMP and ran Blend to make sure it would work at 4.8ghz...crash.
Set ram back to 1333 and ran blend...crash. It just doesn't make sense.
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