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Suppose it's off to play with settings, voltages and tedious stress testing tonight then. Thanks guys, I'll see what I can get on safe(r) volts.
 

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@kiex

here my bios at 4005mhz
p5q-e overvolt all your voltage setting
vcore 1,36
cpu gtl 0.635
cpu gtl 0.635
cpu pll 1.52
fsb 1,28 (stay under 1.40 )
nb 1.36

*note that stock voltages are NOT stock voltages if you set it to AUTO or even if you set manually each parameter to the right voltage; the mobo overvolts it for you.
 
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On the subject of degradation I got to ask if my i7 is safe

CPU volts 1.2v(stock 1.18v)RAM 1.61v(1.5v stock) everything else is stock. so would you say i am safe?
im no owner of an i7, but from what ive heard, thats in the safe range... 1.65 should be the max for i7 IMC´s, so youre within the limit,i suppose;)
 
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@kiex

here my bios at 4005mhz
p5q-e overvolt all your voltage setting
vcore 1,36
cpu gtl 0.635
cpu gtl 0.635
cpu pll 1.52
fsb 1,28 (stay under 1.40 )
nb 1.36
Lol, i think I had you PM me those once :) Certainly won't get me 4GHz seem to have a bad combo. But will see what I can squeeze from that. Thanks bud
 

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On the subject of degradation I got to ask if my i7 is safe

CPU volts 1.2v(stock 1.18v)RAM 1.61v(1.5v stock) everything else is stock. so would you say i am safe?
Yeah you're fine there. You did not need any VTT for stability? Thats pretty cool. I needed + .075 VTT and + .04375 Vcore to get my 860 stable at 3.5
 

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@KieX Asus p5q-e - p5q deluxe bios overvolting (example only) i have the bios 2001 installed and it still overvolting
 
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On the subject of degradation I got to ask if my i7 is safe

CPU volts 1.2v(stock 1.18v)RAM 1.61v(1.5v stock) everything else is stock. so would you say i am safe?
Is 1.18 V really stock? Then I'm undervolting mine to reach 4 GHZ. I think that stock is lower but I don't care to reset my bios to find out. Anyway 1.2 is low and safe.
 
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@kiex Asus p5q-e - p5q deluxe bios overvolting (example only) i have the bios 2001 installed and it still overvolting
http://img.techpowerup.org/100208/Capturefff.jpg
Good to know. Using the same BIOS too. Seems to be fine booting into 460FSB (3.9GHz) with these lower settings you've given me. Gone through 15 passes of linpack64 so far and holding.

I appreciate I can't get the 4GHz on this, but 3.9GHz on lower volts is good thing. Is the damage I caused gonna keep getting worse or will it slow down now that I eased off?
 
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Good to know. Using the same BIOS too. Seems to be fine booting into 460FSB (3.9GHz) with these lower settings you've given me. Gone through 15 passes of linpack64 so far and holding.

I appreciate I can't get the 4GHz on this, but 3.9GHz on lower volts is good thing. Is the damage I caused gonna keep getting worse or will it slow down now that I eased off?
it will be slowed down, but i really cant say you how long it will run...it may be years, but also could be months, or worst, weeks. you will notice it, when it starts to constantly loose stability. it doesnt happen very often,tho, and i only knew of a few procs dieing thru it. time will tell...;)
 

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the damage will probably slow down (i hope)

maybe you can reset the cmos sometime it magic :D
 
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Should start planning a commemorative frame to hang it up on the wall when it does die. "My first cruncher, a lesson on overvolting irresponsibly"
 

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Should start planning a commemorative frame to hang it up on the wall when it does die. "My first cruncher, a lesson on overvolting irresponsibly"
:roll::roll: i have a box full of dead video card(thanks to Folding@home:D)
 
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Yeah you're fine there. You did not need any VTT for stability? Thats pretty cool. I needed + .075 VTT and + .04375 Vcore to get my 860 stable at 3.5
I am running 3.7ghz rock solid the only thing i had to bump was the CPU voltage and ram voltage. Everything else is bone stock :)
 

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Is 1.18 V really stock? Then I'm undervolting mine to reach 4 GHZ. I think that stock is lower but I don't care to reset my bios to find out. Anyway 1.2 is low and safe.
on mine 1.18v is stock but i am running a c1
 

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bfg8600gts,xfx8800gt,zotac9500gt,zotac9800gt,sapphire 4850,palit4850

the 8600gts and the 8800gt alpha dog= bad powersupply thermaltake toughpower500watt
the 9500gt and the sapphire 4850 = another bad psu antec neopower 480watt
The palit 4850 and the zotac 9800gt are dead for no reason

This is one reason why I stop folding after 1 890 000 pts :mad:
(i'll be back shortly:D)
 
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bfg8600gts,xfx8800gt,zotac9500gt,zotac9800gt,sapphire 4850,palit4850

the 8600gts and the 8800gt alpha dog= bad powersupply thermaltake toughpower500watt
the 9500gt and the sapphire 4850 = another bad psu antec neopower 480watt
The palit 4850 and the zotac 9800gt are dead for no reason

This is one reason why I stop folding after 1 890 000 pts :mad:
(i'll be back shortly:D)
oh oh, that surely wasnt cheap:ohwell: luckily, the PSU´s that died on me, never took sth out with them. that surely would make me cry, if this would happen to me:cry:
 
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Yeah, how did they die from Folding?
capacitator died, some solderjoint broke....chip burned up thru use.
he can bake them all, i bet one or maybe 2 will run again. but that will smell like a PCB factory in China.:laugh:
 

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Yeah, how did they die from Folding?
24/7 max overclocked, heat, 9 month + bad psu

they just stop working.If i try to boot with one video card the pc dont boot at all(no light no fan spinning, nothing)

if remove the video card and install any other video card i have (good card) the pc boot normally
 
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they just stop working.If i try to boot with one video card the pc dont boot at all(no light no fan spinning, nothing)

if remove the video card and install any other video card i have (good card) the pc boot normally
theyre both bricked. as said, a solderjoint can break, or "get cold" when its only slightly melted, during excessively HOT operation.
these 2 have a high chance of beeing relived, if thats true, what i read.
out of 20 people trying it, only 3 seemed to were unlucky,for 2 it didnt worked, and for one, it worked only part time,until the card died again. you could also measure the volts on each cap, a dead cap gives no reading anymore,i believe.if you can solder a bit, a dead cap should be easily replaceable, and you may even be able to upgrade it, if wanted. your zapped cards probably are destroyed, but i would experiment, if i were you, and you dont mind, smelling hot plastic all the day long;)
 

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maybe i'll try with my zotac 9800gt i let you know

edit:I'll go get the camera from my sister tomorrow an post some pics before/after
 
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maybe i'll try with my zotac 9800gt i let you know
please do! im really interested, because i never heard details out of first hand!

also, that would make your folding easier again,eh :D?

i appreciate your will for experimenting!;)

EDIT: that will really smell, please ventilate your kitchen good, i dont know exactly how "sticky" this smell is.

one additional: nvidias solder seems to be harder than ati one. so you may have to adjust temps
if youre not sure, try it with a relatively cool soldering iron, on a big solderdot. with a 16w iron, i wasnt able to melt the nvidia solder. it was no problem tho, to steal a cap from a defect x800. very easy to melt, like your normal household solder.
 
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i'll start with the 9800gt sorry bad pic crappy camera