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    Downloading or doing other work while Prime95 is running might have contributed to the 0x124 BSOD, but.....
    There's no telling what other background tasks might have been running during your test, such as virus scan, windows backup, etc.
    I prefer to run my Prime95 tests and leave my system alone.
    This is easy to do when you have a backup computer that you can use while you're stress testing on the other computer.
    A fully stable system shouldn't have BSOD's or other issues no matter what your computer is doing.

    If you were running the Blend test when the BSOD happened, Prime95 completed the small FFT size = 84K and was then performing a large FFT when the poop hit the fan. Looking at my Prime95 results.txt file, the next FFT size that is tested is 1680K.

    Increase CPU Vcore 1 click higher and retest.
    I suggest an 8 - 12 hour long test for each of the Prime95 tests because you've reached your overclocking goal.
    You're close to the end of all the stress testing.
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    OK. I will increase, then I will test again. i will go to work, and leave it run...thats a good 9hrs...should be a good test.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Went for 5 and a half hrs today then BSOD..same error code. Only thing I changed was I increased the vcore up one notch.

    Last before crash

    [Thu Aug 30 13:30:09 2012]
    Self-test 2304K passed!
    Self-test 256K passed!
    Self-test 256K passed!
    Self-test 256K passed!

    Maybe i need to settle for just below 3.4ghz? This would be ok if I can get stable.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Self-test 2304K passed!
    Self-test 256K passed!
    Self-test 256K passed!
    Self-test 256K passed!
    Are the above FFT sizes correct?

    I don't remember other threads where BSOD 0x124 was as problematic as your results.
    Raising Cpu Termination (aka VTT) often helps with stability, but the "normal" Prime95 errors involve one or more worker threads, not BSODs.
    For every 10MHz you lower Cpu Host Frequency (aka FSB) your cpu speed will drop by 80MHz ( 8 x 10MHz).
    If you want to go this route, set FSB to 415 - 419MHz and retest.
    Your memory speed will also be slightly lower.
    There isn't anything special with using FSB settings such as 415, 420, 425MHz.
    Even though you're currently making small bios changes, it's best to post an abbreviated screen-shot that includes:
    • cpu-z CPU tab
    • ET6 Tuner --> Advanced --> Voltages
    • Memset with both channels displayed
    • CoreTemp temperatures during the test
    • Prime95 window when you don't get a BSOD
    A single memory SPD display is sufficient.
    As always, details are important.

    Keep your Cpu Vcore voltage where it is right now with the lower FSB setting.
    Feel free to download a large ISO or any other large file at any point during the Prime95 test to see if there are any worker errors or BSODs.
    It appears that many of your BSODs are occurring with larger FFT sizes, you can run the large FFT test before running the Blend Test.
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    It seems that they are all like this. The first line mismatch is from the previous test, and so on it goes down the page. It started doing this around 48 mins into the test this morning. I wasnt here to check that..... i was at work.

    [Thu Aug 30 08:33:24 2012]
    Self-test 800K passed!
    Self-test 800K passed!
    Self-test 800K passed!
    Self-test 800K passed!
    [Thu Aug 30 08:48:47 2012]
    Self-test 12K passed!
    Self-test 12K passed!
    Self-test 12K passed!
    [Thu Aug 30 08:59:35 2012]
    Self-test 12K passed!
    Self-test 960K passed!
    Self-test 960K passed!
    [Thu Aug 30 09:04:47 2012]
    Self-test 960K passed!
    [Thu Aug 30 09:15:45 2012]
    Self-test 960K passed!
    Self-test 20K passed!
    Self-test 20K passed!
    Self-test 20K passed!
    [Thu Aug 30 09:31:41 2012]
    Self-test 20K passed!
    Self-test 1120K passed!
    Self-test 1120K passed!
    Self-test 1120K passed!

    I don't remember other threads where BSOD 0x124 was as problematic as your results.
    Raising Cpu Termination (aka VTT) often helps with stability, but the "normal" Prime95 errors involve one or more worker threads, not BSODs.


    I came home from work to the BSOD, and the one yesterday was the same...cam e into the room and there it was. I have no way of knowing if a worker in prime failed.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Run a 2 hour Prime95 Blend test for 2 hours using your 425MHz bios settings but set Cpu Vcore to 1.35 - 1.36 volts.

    Before you perform this test, set Cpu Vcore to AUTO (not Normal).
    Boot to windows and make a screen-shot showing the programs I listed in post #114.
    Post a screen-shot with all of the information where I can see what Cpu Core voltage was set by the bios with the cpu vcore AUTO setting.
    I don't know what cpu voltage setting you used in your most recent test(s).
    After you've posted the screen-shot, go back into the bios and manually set cpu vcore to 1.35 - 1.36 volts.
    Make sure that you have closed ET6 and that it is not running in the background before you start any Prime95 tests.

    When cpu core voltages are optimally set, the Prime95 number of completed tests will be nearly identical for all worker threads.
    It's normal for there to be a slight variation of the reported FFT tests that have completed when Prime95 has been running for several hours. The information in the results.txt file is updated for each worker thread at 15 minute intervals as each worker's 15 minute test loop completes.

    As I recall, there's a big difference in overclocking the Q9400 and the Q9550 processors, more than just the Q9550's 8.5x cpu multiplier.
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Here you go. This is the auto setting with the vcore. Interesting that it sets it to the same as what I had it...1.3125v

    Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help-untitled-jpg

    Is 1.35...1.36 ok for the Q9400?

    Edit: just checked...intel say 1.3625 is max v for Q9400.
    Last edited by hanleyc; 08-30-2012 at 07:30 PM.

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    First round of test passed@1.3500v Vcore

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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Is 1.35...1.36 ok for the Q9400?

    Edit: just checked...intel say 1.3625 is max v for Q9400.
    Oh ye of little faith
    With a decent cpu cooler, up to 1.40 or slightly higher (if needed) would be safe for long term use.
    Cpu life would probably drop somewhat from an expected ~ 10 year "normal" lifespan.

    Most processors require small cpu vcore voltages as you overclock higher, but at some point you will need significantly higher voltages for relative small gains in cpu speed. No two cpu's have identical voltage needs and some cpu's will overclock higher and/or more easily than an identical cpu.

    You might find stability with somewhat lower volts at 400 - 410MHz FSB.
    HWMonitor reports my cpu voltage at idle is 1.34 - 1.36 volts, even though my cpu vcore bios setting is higher.
    You can do a web search on vdroop and vdrop for a detailed explanation.

    It is NEVER recommended to overclock with voltage settings set to AUTO, as some settings will be seriously over-volted by the bios.
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    Default Re: Q9400 Overclock EP45T DS3R Help

    Quote Originally Posted by profJim View Post
    Oh ye of little faith

    It is NEVER recommended to overclock with voltage settings set to AUTO, as some settings will be seriously over-volted by the bios.
    Not running auto now...testing at 1.35v

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