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Old 02-01-09, 10:55 AM   #1
methimpikehoses
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Default Intel Burn-in Test

So I was running my new Q9650 at 4.0 stable in Prime95... but when I tried the Intel Burn in Test, I got errors almost immediately. So, I backed it down some to 3.6 and still got errors... and then down some more to stock speeds and still errors.

So now I'm wondering if my board can even really get this chip stable... Intel Burn in test doesn't even pass at default settings.

The vdroop on my board is probably the culprit. When I was OCing, I set it at 1.39vcore, which reads at about 1.35 on cpu-z. The trouble is that it drops down to 1.27-28 when stress testing, making the system unstable.

Wondering if I should RMA the chip. Any ideas?
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