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I7-2600k OC issue

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October 6, 2011 6:07:36 PM

I attempted an overclock last night after about 30min of running Prime95 at temps right around 78*C my computer shut down and gave me the blue screen. When I attempted to re-boot it would not locate my SSD. I unplugged and re-plugged the SSD and it booted up like nothing.

When I checked the results.txt of Prime95 it gave me this:

[Thu Oct 06 01:41:10 2011]
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!
Self-test 1024K passed!

My specs:
i7-2600k
ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe
120gb OCZ SSD
Thermaltake 850w
Antec 920 Cooler
8gb Mushkin 1.5v RAM

Overclock specs:

4.5Ghz
1.38v
Turned up the fans a little bit and that was about I think. Also diabled PLL due to a hibernation issue I was having.

If anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated!

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October 6, 2011 6:36:50 PM

If you run Prime95 and it goes to blue screen it usually means your overclock is not stable. Did you add any voltage to the v-core? Sometimes going up one notch on the v-core can help or if you are not comfortable with that then bring the 4.5ghz down to 4.4ghz or leave it and add one notch to the cpu voltage. As with all overcloks you do have to take the smallest steps so as to not damage anything. The process can be very tedious to get the right combiation of multiplier ,bclk and voltage to get a stable overclock. That is why people use Prime95 to not only burn in thier overclock but also to test the stability of it. Not sure about the disabling of the PLL.
October 6, 2011 7:57:15 PM

I appreciate the reply, I did adjust the voltage. I think the terminology you and I are talking is the same. In the new EUFI BIOS for ASUS it is just called Voltage now. I have mine set at 1.38v.

I adjusted my BCLK to 100.5 and turned my Antec 920 Cooler to Extreme cooling(very loud, wish there were better settings for this cooler). Now running Prime95 again.
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