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 Post subject: You don't say...OC'ing your rig does make it less stable!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:36 pm 
Clawhammer
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If you've ever wondered if it was worth hitting that 'Report to Microsoft' button after you experienced a BSoD then perhaps this report from Microsoft Research will enlighten you. After studying reports from a million machines that suffered CPU or memory problems, Microsoft broke down all of the data into both failure types and machine types so that they can contrast the results of overclocking from both major CPU vendors as well as those assembled by a major vendor and ones built by the owner.


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 Post subject: Re: You don't say...OC'ing your rig does make it less stable
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Yeah, that was a big discussion we had on chatrealm when it came out. It's really vague IMO as it's summed up into a blanket statement without real hard facts. There's so many variables that I feel NEEDED to be in there that isn't. Is it OC'ing software that came with the board? Is it XMP profiles? Is it manually set up by the vendor or self builder and just got it wrong?
Most importantly IMO, is it the 14 crashes in an hour while attempting to OC before getting it right never to hiccup again? I feel this is a big one as every overclocker trying to find the max stable speeds will crash a lot during trial and error mode. I can't build a machine without crashing the crap out of it before I call it "done". I don't report errors after it's done, but I can probably account for 500 or so the last year before I un-check the report tick.

I can't see the pdf anymore, but did it list what process was highest on Task Manager to induce the crash? It was brought up that "personal usage" (shady pr0n sites) could be a vast majority of issues and not the OC itself.


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