Prime95: Just one worker hanging

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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  1. 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.
  2. Have you got Round Off Checking enabled in advanced options? If not than it wont report errors
  3. Yes. I have "Round Off Checking" checked.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. they are running at around 60's max. low 40.
  10. low 60's that is..
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