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December 26, 2012 11:55:40 PM

this is my 1st overclock, ive got my 960t to 3.9 or 4.0 Ghz and as soon as i get there i bluescreen
im sitting at a comfortable 3.5 but would like to go more
the chip isnt overheating as the temps on idle are 15~18 C (havent tried under load)
so as my understanding goes it is just too unstable at that point


my setup is as follows
960t @ 3.5Ghz
evo 212 plus (1 fan)
MSI 870sG46
bla bla bla chack my signature


basicly i was wondering if anyone has experiance with this chip and can tell me how to make it a bit more stable.
also im only using multiplier, i know im supposed to play with the NB and or the voltage or something but as this is my 1st time im not sure exactly how

thanks in advance :D 
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December 27, 2012 1:55:50 PM

What voltage are you using for the 3.5GHz?
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December 27, 2012 3:34:35 PM

saint19 said:
What voltage are you using for the 3.5GHz?

im using the standard 1.3

for the 3.9~4.0
i have tried 1.35V and 1.25V
same results
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December 27, 2012 4:05:24 PM

Make you sure that you don't have the unlock option active, remember that this CPU is Zosma based on Thuban core, so, it's a quad core that can unlock to six core.
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December 27, 2012 4:49:52 PM

saint19 said:
Make you sure that you don't have the unlock option active, remember that this CPU is Zosma based on Thuban core, so, it's a quad core that can unlock to six core.

im not exactly sure what you mean by the unlock option active
i have tried unlocking my other 2 cores but every time i do i crash and cannot boot, also i get no post beep
so my assumption is that my other 2 cores are faulty
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December 27, 2012 5:05:35 PM

Disable all the options like cool'n'quite and turbo, that also can affect the stability above that 3.5GHz.
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December 27, 2012 5:32:27 PM

If you are crashing at 3.9-4.0Ghz with 1.35 volts, the most obvious solution would be to raise the voltage. AMD chips are fine up to 1.55v max for air cooling. Just be sure you closely monitor temps at higher voltages.

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December 27, 2012 8:55:20 PM

mlcaouette said:
If you are crashing at 3.9-4.0Ghz with 1.35 volts, the most obvious solution would be to raise the voltage. AMD chips are fine up to 1.55v max for air cooling. Just be sure you closely monitor temps at higher voltages.



:D  :D  yay finally got it stable :D  :D 
i ran a load test and a stability test and both came out great
currently @ 4.2Ghz with 1.45V 21X multiplier

on the load test, im not sure if it just wasn't a good test or if my cooling is somehow amazing but i was constantly @ 18 C
the test was heavy load, is there a better one?
my idle temp is 14.5 C
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December 27, 2012 9:30:07 PM

What are you using to monitor temps and what are you using to apply the load? HWmonitor is great for temp monitoring and prime95, intel burn test, or OCCT are good for stress testing. 2 hour stess testing is a minimum for a stable overclock, even if you pass 2 hours it might not be 100% stable only time and different usage scenarios can tell you that.

4.2Ghz is pretty impressive for only 1.45volts, you should consider posting in the amd overclocking thread in my sig and saint19's sig as well.
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December 27, 2012 10:22:27 PM

mlcaouette said:
What are you using to monitor temps and what are you using to apply the load? HWmonitor is great for temp monitoring and prime95, intel burn test, or OCCT are good for stress testing. 2 hour stess testing is a minimum for a stable overclock, even if you pass 2 hours it might not be 100% stable only time and different usage scenarios can tell you that.

4.2Ghz is pretty impressive for only 1.45volts, you should consider posting in the amd overclocking thread in my sig and saint19's sig as well.



i am using HWMonitor, for the load i was using heavy load but i will try OCCT.
I did do a 2 hour stress test but i will do a longer one tonight, and i will deffenitly post in the forum as soon as i have confirmed that its stable, so after work tomorrow when my stress test is done.
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December 28, 2012 1:47:25 AM

I'd suggest trying both prime95 and OCCT, I've passed OCCT and failed on prime before. Prime95 seems to generate the most heat.
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December 29, 2012 2:26:17 AM

Best answer selected by swords24.
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