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Prime95: Just one worker hanging

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May 14, 2009 3:00:46 PM

Hey guys, my first post in this forum.

After overclocking my cpu, I'm running prime95 over night to test for stability.

When I checked this morning (7am), I didn't find any errors on all 4 threads but for the one of the thread, last test it completed was at 3 am.. is that thread hanging per se?

It didn't show any error message for the "hanging one".

Anyone had similar problem?

Thanks,
Q9550 @3400 (need to find the optimum vcore..)
visiontek 4870 512mb
2x 2gb corsair dominator 1066 running at 1066..
antec 850 quattro psu
antec 1200 case
asus rampage formula mobo

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May 14, 2009 4:31:39 PM

I see. I was just curious because I didn't get any error message from Prime95. Thanks!

By 1.36V do you mean BIOS vcore or CPU-Z vcore?

My CPU-Z vcore is much lower than what I set on my BIOS.
May 14, 2009 5:07:21 PM

Have you got Round Off Checking enabled in advanced options? If not than it wont report errors
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May 14, 2009 5:11:27 PM

Yes. I have "Round Off Checking" checked.
May 14, 2009 7:24:05 PM

Well then I guess you should go with strangerstranger`s suggestion, up the vcore by a notch or two and test again to see if the problem persists. How big is the difference between bios and cpu-z? Have you got the powersaving options disabled? What about Vdroop? Im sure bios has an option to improve it too.
May 15, 2009 12:40:12 AM

ok. I will keep on increasing the vcore until there's no problem.
As for BIOS vs CPUZ vcore, when I set my bios to 1.275 then cpuz read about 1.232 on idle. One i put stress on the cpu then it will go down 1.208.. is this normal? maybe i should start a new thread. lol. thanks though.
May 15, 2009 4:32:22 PM

Have you tired just overclocking your RAM instead oc CPU? You can get wicked fast performace with your RAM...and CPU @ 3.2GHz with stock Vcore
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May 16, 2009 4:07:13 AM

Kill@dor said:
Have you tired just overclocking your RAM instead oc CPU? You can get wicked fast performace with your RAM...and CPU @ 3.2GHz with stock Vcore

Nope.

In almost all cases, you'll see far more gain from overclocking your CPU than overclocking your RAM, especially in the older, FSB limited architecture.
May 16, 2009 3:07:33 PM

anonymous2038 said:
Hey guys, my first post in this forum.

After overclocking my cpu, I'm running prime95 over night to test for stability.

When I checked this morning (7am), I didn't find any errors on all 4 threads but for the one of the thread, last test it completed was at 3 am.. is that thread hanging per se?

It didn't show any error message for the "hanging one".

Anyone had similar problem?

Thanks,
Q9550 @3400 (need to find the optimum vcore..)
visiontek 4870 512mb
2x 2gb corsair dominator 1066 running at 1066..
antec 850 quattro psu
antec 1200 case
asus rampage formula mobo

Can you tell us what your temps are running at?
May 20, 2009 7:41:08 PM

they are running at around 60's max. low 40.
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