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24 Mar 2010   #1
fastslvblkcar

windows 7 premium x64
 
 
o/c windows 7

hey guys i am having a little trouble overclocking past 3.7ghz with windows 7. i can overclock in the bios past 4 gigs however when windows boots at even 3.8 makes it blue screen about the best windows will run at is 3.7ghz and ideas?


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24 Mar 2010   #2
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What are you using to cool you processor? The blue screen is more than likely due to instability which means that you'll probably need to up the voltage. What was the voltage when you got it to run at 3.7? And that is a Black Edition processor, right? So, are you overclocking by way of the multiplier alone? Also, you may need to up voltages for your ram (if it doesn't set automatically by way EPP) and for you Northbridge. But in all that, keeping the processor cool is paramount. You need a very good cooler.

Not too long ago, I tried pushing mine to (anything) over 3.6. I got to 3.8 and BSOD everytime. I got it to run somewhat stable at 3.7 but when I stressed it, it BSOD'd. I had the voltage set to 1.475 @ 3.7GHz. I just wanted to see if I could get a stable run--now I run at stock speed.
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24 Mar 2010   #3
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastslvblkcar View Post
...makes it blue screen about the best windows will run at is 3.7ghz and ideas?
Hmmm, I've never seen an MS message suggesting a max cpu speed... How 'bout a screenie of the message...

Otherwise, follow mpcrsc562's lead on this...
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25 Mar 2010   #4
fastslvblkcar

windows 7 premium x64
 
 

i am using what came with the cpu for a cooler and some case fans. in the bios it has some o/c options aside from the multiplier, it also has a 3,5 and7%o/c as well as manual where all you can change is the freq. from 200 to 400


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25 Mar 2010   #5
fastslvblkcar

windows 7 premium x64
 
 

i found a spot that i could crank up the voltage .15 volts on the cpu and the northbridge and cranked them both up. at best i am at 3.93 at 1.55 volts. could go anymore then that. thanks for the help!
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25 Mar 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Youre going to have heat issues OCing on a stock HS.

Many of the stock heatsinks are just barely adequate for stock speeds. Much less overclocking.

Raising the CPU speed itself increases heat. Added Voltages increases it even more on top of that.

If i were you I wouldnt OC at all untill you get a suitable cooler on the CPU.

If you must anyway, keep it mild and without vcore increases with the stock cooler.
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25 Mar 2010   #7
Kipper

 

you should still consider an aftermarket cooler. You can find some nice air coolers such as the CM Hyper212plus, megahelms, tuniq, and many more for 30-70 bucks.
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25 Mar 2010   #8
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastslvblkcar View Post
hey guys i am having a little trouble overclocking past 3.7ghz with windows 7. i can overclock in the bios past 4 gigs however when windows boots at even 3.8 makes it blue screen about the best windows will run at is 3.7ghz and ideas?
It seems likely that Windows 7, which includes a startup diagnostic, is actually detecting instability your previous OS could not.

Given that you are on a consumer grade CPU with the stock cooler and have just been messing with BIOS settings, I'd be prone to suspect that your overclocking has never worked as well as you thought... You just weren't being warned about it.
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25 Mar 2010   #9
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Youre going to have heat issues OCing on a stock HS.

Many of the stock heatsinks are just barely adequate for stock speeds. Much less overclocking.

Raising the CPU speed itself increases heat. Added Voltages increases it even more on top of that.

If i were you I wouldnt OC at all untill you get a suitable cooler on the CPU.

If you must anyway, keep it mild and without vcore increases with the stock cooler.
What Wishmaster said...
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25 Mar 2010   #10
fastslvblkcar

windows 7 premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastslvblkcar View Post
hey guys i am having a little trouble overclocking past 3.7ghz with windows 7. i can overclock in the bios past 4 gigs however when windows boots at even 3.8 makes it blue screen about the best windows will run at is 3.7ghz and ideas?
It seems likely that Windows 7, which includes a startup diagnostic, is actually detecting instability your previous OS could not.

Given that you are on a consumer grade CPU with the stock cooler and have just been messing with BIOS settings, I'd be prone to suspect that your overclocking has never worked as well as you thought... You just weren't being warned about it.

how do i get a "non consumer" cpu and how would you tell iff it worked as well as i was hoping?
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