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    I agree, that's way too much clock skew for 3.4GHz. You don't need to touch clock skew until you're about on the limit of what the CPU will clock to, and then only enough to try and get things stable. More than 150-200ps of skew rarely helps, and usually makes things worse actually.
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    Ok. I set both the CPU and MCH clock skews back to 0. I appreciate all the advice.
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    Yeap, no clock skew should be needed for 3.4Ghz.

    So all is working well now I take it? Just wondering as I just got back and saw you were here replying to your thread so I thought I would stop in and check and see how things were going for ya

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    It worked this morning, although it worked before too. It is only every few days that it won't boot and I get the error message in the BIOS about voltages and overclocking. I hit F10 and restart and it's fine for another few days. We'll see if these changes solved the problem or not.
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    Might be a long shot, but have you tried replacing the mother board battery. They only have a life of ~3 years, and some run out of juice way before then.

    Contrary to popular beleif, they're not recharged by having the PC on. They're 3V dry cell Lithium (only Lithium Ion is rechargable).

    In case you need to know the size, I have one in front of me now. They usually come in packs of two and have a shelf life of ~8 years. They are model number "2032 - Lithium", and the brand I have is Energizer. Duracell make them too, but there should be no difference in how long they last. Be careful to get 2032's as the other two models ("2016" and "2024"), although the same diameter, are both too thin and won't make contact in the battery socket. Be careful how you get rid of the old one too. You may not be able to put it in the trash where you live, check the local regulations, and don't burn it either "not rechargeable, do not dispose of in fire, use certified disposal sites only" etc...
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    How stable is this setup? What did you test with, and for how long? Just wondered because it sounds like it may still need some adjustments if it is randomly causing issues like that

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    I tested the processor with Prime95 for 6 hours. I tested the memory with Memtest, although I only let it go through the cycle once. There weren't any errors and it did take a while with 8GB. I can pick up a battery...that's no problem. Is replacing it similar to the past? Do I need to change any jumpers when I swap it out, and will all my BIOS settings need to be put back in manually, or is there a short amount of time that settings won't go away and I can get the new battery in.
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    I would advise you to save your current bios to a ubs stick. Replace the battery (no big deal), load optimized defaults, reboot and load the bios you saved to the stick.

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