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    Yeah I understand the technical merits of Heaven...

    Yeah I understand the technical merits of Heaven vs Valley for the sake of gauging stability, but I simply enjoy watching Valley more.
    Still confused about some of these bios settings guys....
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    Great score! I actually prefer the Valley 1 and...

    Great score! I actually prefer the Valley 1 and think it's prettier to look at, but I refer to the Heaven 1 more because it seems to be more popular.

    I'll be leaving for the day very soon, but...
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    Oh I understood that much already, but I was...

    Oh I understood that much already, but I was asking specifically what "Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage" does. Like I said, adjusting it didn't seem to do anything or at least nothing I...
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    Earlier in this thread Nate suggested adjusting...

    Earlier in this thread Nate suggested adjusting the setting called "Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage".
    Initially the suggestion was to set the value to 1.200 and later it was suggested to try...
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    Well sadly, I'm inclined to believe this chip is...

    Well sadly, I'm inclined to believe this chip is below average honestly. Not terrible, but definitely not great. As I said earlier, Prime 28.9 errored quickly at default voltages and while I realize...
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    Prime 95 28.9, 24h 13m, 0 errors 0 warnings, max...

    Prime 95 28.9, 24h 13m, 0 errors 0 warnings, max temp 79c, max vcore 1.280

    At the very least I am now confident this cpu is ready to use and trust for some years.
    1.280v is still too high for...
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    Since the usage scenario here is both stability...

    Since the usage scenario here is both stability testing AND burn-in, I wanna stress the system as hard as I can. Once I test OC's, I may not use 28.9, but for initial burn-in, I wanna go all out and...
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    You guys know how bad I wanted Prime to go 24...

    You guys know how bad I wanted Prime to go 24 hours so before I mess with any more settings, I'm just gonna cross my fingers and hope this run completes.
    About 10 hours in on Prime version 28.9 so...
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    It's already set to adaptive, c states and speed...

    It's already set to adaptive, c states and speed step are at default values in bios which is enabled and power plan in windows is modified, but only pertaining to my screen and hard drives, those...
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    I'll try that tomorrow morning, but for now since...

    I'll try that tomorrow morning, but for now since Prime seems to be running stable, I wanna let it run till morning and hopefully wake up to see no errors. :D

    So hey Kenrou, I saw your thread on...
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    Ok so I used the same settings you guys suggested...

    Ok so I used the same settings you guys suggested for the other cpu.

    enabled XMP
    cpu core/cache voltage to adaptive, Additional Turbo Mode to 1.20v and LLC to 4

    Seems stable and HWinfo64...
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    Prime got a rounding error pretty fast at all...

    Prime got a rounding error pretty fast at all default settings + xmp profile enabled. :s

    Oh well, I'm not gonna panic and will start by trying to up the vcore and dram voltage a bit.

    ~Update~
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    Got my replacement cpu today along with another...

    Got my replacement cpu today along with another different cooler because sadly the Macho was about 2mm too tall for my case.
    The measurements on Thermalright's site say the cooler is 158mm tall,...
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    Have to wait till tomorrow or maybe even Friday....

    Have to wait till tomorrow or maybe even Friday. Honestly if I had to choose between a cpu with a lot of over clocking headroom or 1 that would run as cool and low volted as possible at stock speed,...
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    Since this cooler has direct touch heat pipes, I...

    Since this cooler has direct touch heat pipes, I have to do the spread with card technique rather than the put a pea and let the heat sink squash and spread it method.
    Didn't help much and this darn...
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    Still running and the highest core is 77, but the...

    Still running and the highest core is 77, but the lowest only maxed to 69 so...

    I am inclined to think that if 1 of the cores can stay that low, perhaps a very careful and strategic application of...
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    What's crazy is that my i7 4790 at stock speed on...

    What's crazy is that my i7 4790 at stock speed on a weaker air cooler only hits 67c max running Prime.
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    I doubt I'll be able to go there tbh. Been...

    I doubt I'll be able to go there tbh.

    Been running Prime about 90 minutes so far and while the results look stable so far, I will be very limited going forward.

    Highest vcore reported by...
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    The worst thing about all this is that the 1st...

    The worst thing about all this is that the 1st cpu I had that I took back because I mistakenly thought the vcore was too high, was able to run 24 hours of Prime with no voltage tweaks or any tweaks...
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    Got my new cooler a couple hours ago and man it's...

    Got my new cooler a couple hours ago and man it's a beast. I made 1 of the worst mistakes ever though, but luckily nothing got ruined... I think. lol
    So you know how the base plate usually has a...
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    Technically not that bad because I returned some...

    Technically not that bad because I returned some things thinking they were faulty when they really weren't. Like returning psu's when the issue was really the board the whole time and returning a cpu...
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    So I powered the system up outside of the case...

    So I powered the system up outside of the case and I'm pretty sure it IS the motherboard. Man I'm so frustrated right now. Can you explain what you mean by over current protection. Does this mean...
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    I'm sure you're right, but I have to figure this...

    I'm sure you're right, but I have to figure this psu issue out first.

    If you're curious and think you may be able to help, you can read my post about it here:...
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    Everything is going to have to wait, my power...

    Everything is going to have to wait, my power supply is making that noise even more now and it is definitely not a fan issue or a noise coming from any other component.

    I just took everything...
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    Oops almost forgot to try this and reply to you,...

    Oops almost forgot to try this and reply to you, sorry about that. :P

    15 minute run set to allow up to 16gb of ram to be used passed with a result of hash match (x2).

    HWinfo64:
    vcore max -...
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