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Windows 7: BSOD on sc2

02 May 2011   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webb26 View Post
^ i thought my cpu was properly cooled but after the stress testing I'm beginning to think otherwise. Would a .5 ghz overclock make that much of a difference?
Remember, CPUs in the same "family" are sometimes produced in huge batches, and then tested for stability at different speeds to see where the part is stable, and then binned for sale at that speed. Overclocking a CPU that was potentially only stable at 3.2GHz means that 3.7GHz would be death to it. You have no way of knowing if you have a CPU that was running at 3.2GHz because it wouldn't pass faster speeds or was simply designed to run at 3.2GHz, but in general overclocking is something you must consider anytime that system becomes unstable afterwards. Also note that overclocking can cause permanent damage to the part, so you do take a real risk when you overclock something and create more heat.


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02 May 2011   #12
Webb26

Win7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webb26 View Post
^ i thought my cpu was properly cooled but after the stress testing I'm beginning to think otherwise. Would a .5 ghz overclock make that much of a difference?
Remember, CPUs in the same "family" are sometimes produced in huge batches, and then tested for stability at different speeds to see where the part is stable, and then binned for sale at that speed. Overclocking a CPU that was potentially only stable at 3.2GHz means that 3.7GHz would be death to it. You have no way of knowing if you have a CPU that was running at 3.2GHz because it wouldn't pass faster speeds or was simply designed to run at 3.2GHz, but in general overclocking is something you must consider anytime that system becomes unstable afterwards. Also note that overclocking can cause permanent damage to the part, so you do take a real risk when you overclock something and create more heat.

Ahh i see, thanks for clearing this up guys. In all honesty I don't even remember every trying to overclock but i'll be more careful from here on out. I haven't been able to stress test since this afternoon, but hopefully I can give it a go when I get home. Also quick question, but if my cpu can not handle the stress test how can I get results to post up?

Currently on my setup i'm using the stock cpu fan and case fans. Again, thanks for all your help thus far.
-Giang
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03 May 2011   #13
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You should start with loading and saving the BIOS Defaults!
That should take care of any overclocking accidentally or otherwise and sets your RAM timings to SPD values.
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03 May 2011   #14
Webb26

Win7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
You should start with loading and saving the BIOS Defaults!
That should take care of any overclocking accidentally or otherwise and sets your RAM timings to SPD values.
Thanks, so I set them to default values and set RAM to spd values and now I get random freezes every couple start ups. Then I reset the values of the RAM to auto and less freezes but still there. According to cpuz my cpu is always running at ~3.2ghz while in performance tab under task manager my cpu is very active. I have nothing running and my cpu is not under idle and is always running at 3.2ghz. IMHO that seems out of the normal since before the cpu would idle and be running at ~.08ghz

Edit: Is it necessary to run cool n' quiet? Would this cause any instability once going back to regular cpu speeds?
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03 May 2011   #15
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Nope..Cool 'n Quiet is only active when nothing else uses the CPU. It runs on all my computers without problems.
that would also take care of CPU-Z always showing full speed.

Since RAM timing seems to make a difference you might play with that a little more (Check what the Manufacturer recommends)

-DG
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04 May 2011   #16
Webb26

Win7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

^So even with cool n quiet on or off my cpu speed always shows 3.2ghz. I set my RAM to manufacturer's specs so that should be squared off. My only problem is that I continually get freezes and have no idea what causes the system to do that.
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04 May 2011   #17
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is it a hard freeze, where you can't move the mouse cursor, numlock doesn't go on/off, etc? If so, that's hardware still.
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04 May 2011   #18
Webb26

Win7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Is it a hard freeze, where you can't move the mouse cursor, numlock doesn't go on/off, etc? If so, that's hardware still.
Yes its exactly what you described.
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04 May 2011   #19
Webb26

Win7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This is what my cpu usage is like with firefox open with three tabs open and chatting with AIM.

Doesn't that seem odd to you guys or is it normal?
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04 May 2011   #20
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It's a bit much, but that could be normal depending on what apps are doing in the background.
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