That's a good idea.Try different ram slots, instead of 1&3 or whatever try 2&4. On my Amd x2 system the ram in slots 1&3 caused instability and 2&4 worked great.
VID varies from chip to chip. My VID is 1.275, which is all my chip needs to maintain 3.0. I've seen some VID's as high as 1.325, and as low as 1.225. It all luck of the draw.Your control voltage is 1.27? That sounds odd. I thought base voltage was 1.3. I am currently running about 1.35 I believe in order to maintain 3.01Ghz. (I have the same board and processor). I did have to use the manual RAM timings as my ram (OCZ Gold) was not properly detected.
Looks like I might need to if this keeps up. But I got the board a while ago, well over 5 months probably - I wouldn't be able to, would I?RMA the board. I wouldn't be putting up with that for much longer.
1. Have done before.If you're willing I'd do this...
1. Disassemble everything and reassemble it together (make sure to clear CMOS after reassembling).
2. Start off with stock speeds and measure temperatures from there first, if you're not comfortable with the temperatures, I'd say it's time to replace something.
3. Up the clocks much slower (example: 5-10 MHz a day) and stability test.
It seems like you've been pushing your CPU way too quickly and haven't really let it break-in.
Also, in regards to temperature make sure you're applying the thermal pastes like this: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appinstruct/as5/ins_as5_intel_quad_wcap.pdf
Thanks for those settings, gives me a stable target to aim for.I run the exact same board and cpu. Heres my settings. Maybe I can help.
First of all, are you using the latest bios? Get the F11 bios off the gigabyte site. This bios version has been the most stable for me.
Also, how are you resetting the cmos? Are you placing a metal object, like a screwdriver, on the two cmos pins? Thats how I do it and its described in the manual.
CPU Host Freq: 360
CPU Clock Ratio: 9x
PCI Express Freq: 100
C.I.A.2 - Disabled
System Memory Multiplyer - 2.0
High Speed DRAM DLL Setting: ----- no idea what this is. Its not available on my bios
Performance Enhance: Extreme --> this made it more stable for me somehow
Voltage: Manual, all at normal.
CPU Voltage Control: 1.2875 <-- increase if it wont post
RAM: use your default voltage
This should get you 3.24~
what are your ram timings? You should try 5-5-5-15 as well.
That's what it seems like to me.. And from all that I've read, I don't think trying to lap the CPU and cooler(s) would help, much. So I won't even try.I also have your same exact setup and I fail Prime95 every time but I am stable everywhere else. My quad runs hot and my Tuniq is cool to the touch everywhere (reseated it at least 8 times with new thermal paste each time, and lapped both HSF and IHS, so it's not contact)
It's either the motherboard or the processor
Fixed!You're system is haunted. You better call Ghostbusters.