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Umm, I think I pretty much "half fried" (baked?) my 8120!

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January 20, 2013 1:58:53 AM

So I recently bought a new ASUS motherboard and it does not want to overclock very well. I had to get the overclocking software to do it for me because whenever I put my CPU at a speed it sticks there no matter what the load is. So anyway I've been trying quite a bit to get it to work because the automatic overclock did not get the speeds I wanted to and it was overclocked by changing the bus speed. So about 10 minutes ago I was attempting again because I download Planetside 2, which is a MMO game and I turned the settings all the way up and it was lagging anyway because I have a 7970 I was thinking it's the CPU bottlenecking it (I still think it is). But right when I went to turn up the settings on my CPU it popped up a message saying the CPU is like at 1.6V! I though this was an error but I thought I turned off the software's overclock (I had similar issues before). I immediately shut it off but whenever I attempt to overclock it says it's failing to boot like I damaged the CPU. At the moment (at stock speeds) I'm running prime95 just to make sure it's stable at the moment. What do you think happened. Maybe it's time for Intel :) .

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January 20, 2013 2:23:00 AM

"But right when I went to turn up the settings on my CPU it popped up a message saying the CPU is like at 1.6V! I though this was an error but I thought I turned off the software's overclock."

Did you "turn up the settings" on your CPU or "turn off the overclock"?

This doesn't make sense.

I don't know of any settings you can "turn up" for a CPU that don't involve overclocking and more voltage. It's possible to overclock and undervolt at the same time, but that's often a tedious trial and error affair, not anything like just "turning up the settings".

The reason your other overclock was "stuck" probably was a matter of the power saving features being disabled when you overclocked.
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January 20, 2013 2:32:55 AM

I overclocked a bit but apparently the overclock from the software was still on and it added voltage and speed no matter what they were when the system was turning on. Also the motherboard just has settings I'm not used to :) .
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January 20, 2013 4:19:02 PM

Lets just nail down where things are now.

Is your system stable at stock settings now?
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January 20, 2013 8:00:35 PM

Yes, but it's only stable at stock speeds.
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January 20, 2013 8:48:35 PM

melikepie said:
Yes, but it's only stable at stock speeds.


So any deviation past stock clock results in BSOD?

Even just one bump to the multiplier? (100 Mhz)

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January 20, 2013 8:54:07 PM

Maybe it's just a faulty processor if it's in pain with multiplier +1 ... But don't they test cpus on overclock?
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January 20, 2013 9:05:15 PM

It seems it does not want to go very high. When I overclock 4GHz+ it wont boot but 3.3GHz+ it will crash on prime95.
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January 20, 2013 9:13:16 PM

Watch your vcore when you run a stress test.

If the voltage is relatively steady and it crashes with just +1 on the multiplier, RMA the CPU.

(No voltage will be 100% steady, but it should settle into a very small "range" on each test.)

Oh, and let us know what vcore you are seeing under load.
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January 20, 2013 9:17:13 PM

turn off load line calibration
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January 20, 2013 9:31:55 PM

Have you tried a lower the multi and higher fsb? In bios disable all power mang. lower the multi 2 steps and up the fsb 5% based on my cpu that would be 15x & 210 fsb see if this is stable. If it is keep upping the fsb, make sure to lower your nb & ht fqz as you go cause these are raised by the ++ the fsb. My goal would be stable 3.6 for now, use it for a month then revisit if you really need the hassle that comes with a twitchy oc..
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January 20, 2013 9:32:33 PM

Z1NONLY said:
Watch your vcore when you run a stress test.

If the voltage is relatively steady and it crashes with just +1 on the multiplier, RMA the CPU.

(No voltage will be 100% steady, but it should settle into a very small "range" on each test.)

Oh, and let us know what vcore you are seeing under load.

It keeps like 1.3V there, but the thing is that I had the CPU for about a year now.
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January 21, 2013 12:07:51 AM

It has a 3-year warranty.

I'm pretty sure overclocking is not covered, but I have no idea how they determine if it's been overclocked. (or if they even can)


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January 30, 2013 10:54:56 PM

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