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my duron [email protected] is getting hardware error on p95. is the temp that is too high?

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Tomas

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my duron [email protected] is getting hardware error on p95. is the temp that is too high?? my idle temps is 40c on a fop38 while the system/chase temp is 30c and 46c loaded. Is it because of my temps???? Or is it just something wrong with p95? Seems to run stable in 3dmark2000 and ripping directly too DivX without a single crash
 

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Whenever I am monkeying with core voltage, temperature, multiplier, fsb, etc, I use P95 Torture as the first test. If the processor makes it out of the first pass of Test 1, it is probably not going to be the limiting factor, but then, by the end of that first pass, on my system, the temp has stabilized. On those rare occasions where it has not stabilized, I let it run a second pass.

Since your temperatures are not out of line, I'd say up the core voltage another .025v and try again, assuming you are not maxed out. I can tell you that my Duron 600 which runs 10x100 reliably under P95 at 35C and 1.8V will not if I allow the core temp to go up to 45C. Somewhere around 42C, I have to bump up the core voltage another step. Be careful of falling into the higher temp needs higher voltage, makes higher temp, needs higher voltage... Spiral.

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Tomas

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it did not help either. the msg is:this program will now perform a self-test to make sure the lucas-lehmer code is working properly on your computer.
This will take about an hour
test 1of 25, 400 lucas-lehmer iterations of M12451841 using 640k FFT length. ERROR: ROUND OFF [0.4999997645] - 0.40
possible hardware failure, consult the readme file.
execution halted.
 
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Tomas

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it did not help either. the msg is:this program will now perform a self-test to make sure the lucas-lehmer code is working properly on your computer.
This will take about an hour
test 1of 25, 400 lucas-lehmer iterations of M12451841 using 640k FFT length. ERROR: ROUND OFF [0.4999997645] - 0.40
possible hardware failure, consult the readme file.
execution halted.

But should i care about it since it seems stable on most other things. have had it up for 2 days now without an crash
 

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Yep, that's the "a bridge too far" failure. If you're happy with your stability then don't sweat it. That test represents a true worse case scenario and is more often than not, not indicative of the loading your CPU sees, save for extreme 3D gaming and intense Engineering Modeling Software (which I happen to use). Try taking some measure, if only temporary that will lower your CPU core temp below 40C and see if it runs then. That would support or refute the temperature being the deciding factor.

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Tomas

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got it at 35c idle right now but still wont run. but i dont care as long as it dosent crash when i play games and ****
 

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Prime 95 (P95) is some global effort at processor sharing to some mathematical project. My guess is calculating prime numbers. I don't participate in the global thing, but the program definitely works the CPU hard. I just run the torture test, not the full-blown test. Check the Overclockers.com main page under utilities for a link to it, or just do a simple web search. I know a lot of other folks use the SETI program, which also could be some kind of global CPU sharing thing. Not sure.
Either will do the job of running your CPU at or near maximum processing load.

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