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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not boot with 4 ram sticks (16gb)

27 Jun 2011   #51
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Just because your BIOS allows you to overclock your system, it doesn't mean to say that you can or that you will be able to upto the limit permitted by the BIOS. Overclockability depends very much on your hardware (CPU/RAM), and you will find that some are more tolerant to overclocking than others.
Dwarf, to emphasize your point, I was reading on Overclockers net when the 2600K's first came out. They were seeing how high they could overclock them. They found that some were better than others and started making lists of batch numbers. They narrowed it down to which batch numbers to look for because some overclocked much better than others.


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27 Jun 2011   #52
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

To narrow it down even further, even CPUs that originated as neighbours on the same wafer during manufacture can have very different overclocking capabilities.
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27 Jun 2011   #53
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Just because your BIOS allows you to overclock your system, it doesn't mean to say that you can or that you will be able to upto the limit permitted by the BIOS. Overclockability depends very much on your hardware (CPU/RAM), and you will find that some are more tolerant to overclocking than others.
Yeah I found that out the hard way . the system is ok for now.
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27 Jun 2011   #54
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes all the CPU's on a wafer are tested, those that pass high tests will become the i-7 extreme or Phenom X6 Black Editions. those that fail some tests will become i3's and Athlons or Semprons.

This is why the high end CPU's cost more. Fewer of them meet the criteria per wafer.
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27 Jun 2011   #55
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aioros View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Just because your BIOS allows you to overclock your system, it doesn't mean to say that you can or that you will be able to upto the limit permitted by the BIOS. Overclockability depends very much on your hardware (CPU/RAM), and you will find that some are more tolerant to overclocking than others.
Yeah I found that out the hard way . the system is ok for now.
Good!! I hope it stays that way
Did you read the link I sent you? It will help you too overclock your system but you have to do it slowly, in steps, testing all the way.
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27 Jun 2011   #56
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Just because your BIOS allows you to overclock your system, it doesn't mean to say that you can or that you will be able to upto the limit permitted by the BIOS. Overclockability depends very much on your hardware (CPU/RAM), and you will find that some are more tolerant to overclocking than others.
Yeah I found that out the hard way . the system is ok for now.
Good!! I hope it stays that way
Did you read the link I sent you? It will help you too overclock your system but you have to do it slowly, in steps, testing all the way.
Not yet, I will when I get home. Thank you.
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27 Jun 2011   #57
aioros

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Yeah I found that out the hard way . the system is ok for now.
Good!! I hope it stays that way
Did you read the link I sent you? It will help you too overclock your system but you have to do it slowly, in steps, testing all the way.
Not yet, I will when I get home. Thank you.
Sorry, actually I did read it. That's where I got the link to the article talking about AMD processors and DRAM settings.
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