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I overclocked my CPU is it Stable? Q9400

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Last response: in Overclocking
May 26, 2014 1:11:15 AM

Hi there thank you for taking the time to read this thread.

My system:
Intel core 2 quad Q9400 @ 3.2GHz
P5KC mobo
4GB Corsair XMS2 800Mhz
Corsair CX500M PSU
MSI R9 270
WD blue HDD 500GB
Cooling: Arctic freezer 7 pro rev.2

This is the overclock settings i used form a guide:
FSB freq = 400MHz
DRAM TIMINGS=by memory spec
STRAP=AUTO
DRAM freq= 801mhz
DRAM STATIC READ CONTROL = DISABLED
DRAM READ TRAINING = DISABLED
AI Transaction booster=AUTO
8x CPU multiplier

Vcore=1.275
CPU GTL = 0.63x
PLL=1.54
FSB voltage=1.30V
DRAM voltage=1.9
NBv=1.40V
SBv=AUTO
PCIE/SATA voltage=AUTO
CPU & PCIE Spread spectrum=Disable
CPU & NB skew=AUTO
NB GTL=AUTO
Load Line Calibration=ENABLED

My question
I have done 20 runs of IBT and I ran Prime 95 for 8 hours on blend. My temperatures never exceeded 52. One of my cores failed after 6 hours on prime 95 is that a fail? if so what do I do now?

Thanks Harry.

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May 26, 2014 1:16:06 AM

Sounds pretty stable to me. Prime95 maxes your system out by 100% all the time. You wont possibly experience ANY game EVER that runs your system to the max. I've overclocked mine from 4.0 to 4.5ghz. 30 minutes into the prime95, one of my cores crashes, and it NEVER crashes in games. So basically, if your PC doesn't shut down, or no other 'critical errors' occur, your system is pretty much OK stable. :) 
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May 26, 2014 1:19:44 AM

fjaesbog said:
Sounds pretty stable to me. Prime95 maxes your system out by 100% all the time. You wont possibly experience ANY game EVER that runs your system to the max. I've overclocked mine from 4.0 to 4.5ghz. 30 minutes into the prime95, one of my cores crashes, and it NEVER crashes in games. So basically, if your PC doesn't shut down, or no other 'critical errors' occur, your system is pretty much OK stable. :) 


Ok thank you!! I have 800mhz ram so i don't think i can overclock any higher without overclocking that too?

Also is that a good temperature?
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May 26, 2014 2:42:36 AM

I cannot say that tbh, i would leave at where it is now, and not overclocking further.
Yes, the temperature is normal. It wont be exceeding 50c as i mentioned above, no games will require 100% from your CPU. So the temperature wont even be 52 when playing games, it may even be much lower.
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