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How to stabilize?

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July 22, 2011 7:26:50 PM

My computer runs just fine but once I open Prime 95, it BSODs. I guess this means my computer isn't stable, right? Can I get a little bit of help?

I think voltages would be dangerous if I increased it a little more, but it seems like I have safe temps.

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition @ 4.0ghz
Corsair 850w PSU
Corsair 2gbx4=8gb XMS3 DDR3 1333 @ 1600mhz
40gb SSD
1tb HD
Corsair H50 cpu cooler
Antec 600 computer case

Some info for overclocking:
Processor revision: c3
CPU Multiplier x20
Bus Speed 200mhz
HT Link 2600mhz
Core Voltage 1.55v
CPU Voltage 1.55v
DRAM @ 1.7v
RAM Timings 9-9-9-24 2T
NB Frequency 2600mhz

Idle CPU temp: 35-40c
In game/under load: 45-55c

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July 22, 2011 11:18:26 PM

what does the stress log show?
July 23, 2011 6:26:44 AM

Where do I find that?
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July 24, 2011 2:37:21 PM

BSOD probably indicates a problem with your memory settings or a problem with the memory itself.

Clear the BIOS, restoring factory default values.

Run memtest86+.

Then with stock settings, run Prime95 large fft's or blend test to make sure the stock machine is stable.
July 26, 2011 2:46:22 AM

Ran memtest86+ for 12 hours. No problems at all in the four sticks. I'll do one stick individually throughout the week.
I haven't ran prime95 yet on stock settings.

Since you say that the problem seems to be memory related, do you think I should lower the cpu and cpu/nb voltages or leave it as it is? I'm not sure how much this voltage will take a toll on my cpu and I'd have to say that I thought the only thing I had to worry about is heat, but I read that even if heat isn't an issue, having too high of voltage can take a toll on the cpu just as bad as heat can.

If I do find problems, what should I do about it?
August 1, 2011 6:53:24 AM

I tried everything. I tried lowering the RAM speed to 1066 from 1333. I tried increasing all sorts of voltages like the VDDA. No matter what, I always bluescreen on Prime95 with the Stop error of something like


I tried googling what this meant but I got all sorts of answers and I tried them all. I'm really going to give up getting this AMD 965 to 4.0ghz. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong.
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August 1, 2011 7:20:45 AM

drop voltage vdim to 1.6 -1.65 , 1.7 tooo high
August 1, 2011 11:33:10 AM

henydiah said:
drop voltage vdim to 1.6 -1.65 , 1.7 tooo high

I've already tried all different sorts of voltages.
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August 1, 2011 12:27:50 PM

Ok go deafault with clear cmos , oc again step by step try all under auto, except vcore sellect by manual 0.050=1.36v, fsb 200x X 17 this is step #1 test it use ibt (just 30minutes) stable ?
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August 1, 2011 5:05:41 PM

When Prime95 fails, reboot at default settings. Then check the directory/path that Prime95 is installed; you should find the "stress.txt" file. Open this file to find out what Prime95 suggests is the reason for the crash.
August 3, 2011 12:39:51 AM

I set my Processor voltage to 1.53 but for some reason, the CPUZ shows a constant of 1.472v. Is this normal? Occasionally, it will fluctuate to as low as 1.45 and to as high as 1.504.

VDDA is maxed out at 2.8v

Also, I am confused about which temp is which.

I thought Temp 1 was my cpu and Core was my MB but some people are telling me its the other way around and some are not.