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January 27, 2011 5:58:42 AM

I ran OCCT and got a error on core #-1 message. Then I ran IBT 20 times with the same settings and it said it was stable. After that, I played Age of Empires. As I was playing (about to win :fou: ) it all froze up, the music played 'till the end of the song. I could not open task manager or go back to windows. Everything was frozen. I had to restart my computer. Was OCCT right and did IBT lie to me? Did my computer crash due to CPU instability?
Can CPU instability hurt your CPU? I am running an AMD Athlon II X3 440 @ 3.45GHz. Before the OC, this didn't happen. That is the only crash I have had. I am not exactly sure what a crash is though, except the BSOD. I thought it was when your computer locked up. Age of Empires still had a picture going though. I am also running Win. 7 Pro. The AoE I was playing was the old, old one. The first expansion.

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January 27, 2011 6:03:01 AM

It was on maximum and 3 threads. I only have 3 cores.
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January 27, 2011 6:27:32 AM

I do not get it. I have 800Mhz memory clock at 766Mhz right now, if that is what you mean. Do you think my CPU is okay and that it was just kinda random? I set the stress to max and it tested 3012MB RAM. I have 4gb, but the other 1gb was being used, so I couldn't test it.
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January 27, 2011 6:33:27 AM

I am going to bed now. It is rather late were I live. 12:32 AM. Haha :lol:  I ran OCCT @ standard stress test. I ran IBT @ maximum. If my CPU unstable, will it do damage? Do you think it is unstable?
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January 27, 2011 9:09:20 AM

Test your memory with MemTest86+
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January 27, 2011 11:30:24 AM

amnotanoobie said:
Test your memory with MemTest86+

I agree...most problems like this can be traced back to memory rather than CPU.
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January 27, 2011 4:15:40 PM

A while back I tested my memory with memtest86 when it was running @ 880Mhz, now it is running @ 766Mhz. Shouldn't it be stable?
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January 27, 2011 4:45:38 PM

HostileDonut said:
A while back I tested my memory with memtest86 when it was running @ 880Mhz, now it is running @ 766Mhz. Shouldn't it be stable?

Just because you are running it underclocked, doesn't mean that it can't be bad... :heink: 
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January 27, 2011 5:15:43 PM

Okay, I will try it. Just when I OCed it, it was okay.
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January 27, 2011 8:51:26 PM

I ran memtest86+ for about 4 1/2 hours and did 5 passes. Do you guys think that it is okay? I ran my RAM @ 880Mhz all night once and it was stable, it should be really stable now, because I am running @ 766Mhz.
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January 27, 2011 8:53:21 PM

Quote:
It's 3:38am on the east coast :)  I'm still wound up from the girlfriend so i'm trolling the forums. Goto bed. We'll fix it tomorrow

BTW, what do you mean wound up by the gf?
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January 27, 2011 9:32:09 PM

HostileDonut said:
BTW, what do you mean wound up by the gf?

without pics this is useless :D 
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January 27, 2011 10:04:41 PM

WHat is that supposed to mean? Is my OC okay?
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January 28, 2011 11:35:49 AM

Pics of the Girlfriend...
Hey, Psycho brought it up... :D 

After 41/2 hours of memtest, I'd say that your memory is OK.. :sol: 
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January 28, 2011 3:43:48 PM

So, I ran OCCT last night to ensure that my OC was good. I ran it four hours.I woke up, checked it, "error on core-#1". Now, this is kinda confusing, IBT said I was fine. I set IBT to maximum stress and OCCT to standard. I do not get a blue screen or anything. Do you guys think that it is really not stable, or did OCCT just give me the wrong message or something? If it really is unstable, can it do damage to my CPU?
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January 28, 2011 10:33:30 PM

You probably wouldn't do damage to your cpu. Though in certain software loads, your application or computer has the possibility of crashing. Unless you're on a mission/project critical computer, you'd likely be mostly ok with using your machine.

* The most you'd probably lose is data if your computer ever crashes. As long as you maintain the temps in their proper range.
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January 29, 2011 4:09:15 AM

My CPU can hit 73C, but the max it ever hit was 49C with 1.45V on VCore. If I bumped up the VCore to 1.5v do you think anything bad would happen as long as I kept a good eye on temps? If 1.5v is safe, I might try 3.51Ghz. :D 
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January 29, 2011 7:41:18 PM

If I ran my CPU @ 3.5Ghz and 1.5V on VCore, would I still have like 3 years of CPU life?
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January 30, 2011 5:51:51 AM

DARN! I got it stable with 1.5V @ 3529Mhz! How long do you think it would last with 1.5V? If you think it would last 3 years I am happy, by then it would be old for gaming.
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January 30, 2011 5:57:43 AM

Oh, okay I guess I asked that question above. Discard it.
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January 30, 2011 6:01:18 AM

Oh BTW, just to say, @ 1.5v 3529Mhz the max temp was 51.5C! that is crazy low for an OC like that with those volts on a stock cooler and my REALLY REALLY crappy case with a hot GPU.
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January 30, 2011 4:24:08 PM

CPU-Z said my HT link was 230. I ended up getting it stable @ 3529Mhz.
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January 30, 2011 10:06:28 PM

I ran OCCT, but I only did stuff to the NB, FSB, RAM, RAM voltage, and Vcore.I do not know how to check my HT link besides CPU-Z. CPU-Z says that the HT link is what my FSB is. Max temps = 51.5C
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