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Arinoth December 1, 2009 08:15 AM

Stable OC no longer stable?
I was playing around with my OC yesterday to see if i could hit 4GHz without having to push too much over 1.4 on the Vcore. I wasn't able to so i went back to my stable 3.8GHz OC settings now i seem to no longer be big adv wu stable (could it be that i increased the RAM it gets from 3600MB to 4000MB as well?). I keep getting error core x124 which as we all know means it needs more voltage on either the Vcore or VTT, except prior to this i never got it.

jay51 December 1, 2009 08:27 AM

heh..weird my 3.8 oc is now unstable as of yesterday...im sitting back at 3.1 for now...
does a OC need voltage added as time passes? was stable for weeks@1.36v

SKYMTL December 1, 2009 09:08 AM

Components do degrade over time when pushed to their limits. I had the same issue with my AMD X2 3800+ where it was sitting nicely at 2.8Ghz for years and then a few months ago it wouldn't boot at anything above 2.6Ghz.

Arinoth December 1, 2009 09:52 AM

I would hardly say that my CPU was pushed to its limits over a long period of time. Especially since it has had off and on breaks from being at full load in the past little while as well, though i dont know if fiddling with my OC yesterday somehow magically made it no longer stable

gingerbee December 1, 2009 10:03 AM

only time i have had this happen is due too age ( like the 3800+ above) or a bios update

Arinoth December 1, 2009 11:19 AM

Neither has occurred with me, the thing is still rather young and i haven't changed the bios in a while as it seems to be stable (or was) with the settings i had at F7.

jay51 December 1, 2009 12:25 PM

well if only thing you adjusted/changed is ram..maybe ram is now unstable and causing your problems

Arinoth December 1, 2009 01:33 PM

Nope RAM is the same as it was previously, no changes to it

geokilla December 1, 2009 02:33 PM

How'd you get an extra 400MB of RAM then if you didn't change anything besides the BIOS settings?

It could also be that you got a bad WU or bad core. I'd check system stability with OCCT for a few hours before determining whether the OC degraded or not.

Arinoth December 1, 2009 02:51 PM

I'm going to try that right now and see what happens.

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