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PRIME Errors

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New Member
Sep 11, 2003
New Jersey
Last night I decided to run Prime 95. I have my 2500+ overclocked to a 3200+ , with a 1.725 vcore ( reads at 1.76 in probe) , slk 947-u and am getting 42 load temps. When I woke up this morning I got the following error:

[Sat Dec 27 19:06:40 2003]
Self-test 1024K passed!
[Sat Dec 27 19:22:23 2003]
Self-test 8K passed!
[Mon Dec 29 03:40:10 2003]
Self-test 1024K passed!
[Mon Dec 29 03:56:36 2003]
Self-test 8K passed!
[Mon Dec 29 10:22:25 2003]
Self-test 10K passed!
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4
Hardware failure detected, consult stress.txt file.

As you can see it ran for over 7 hours. I then rebooted and ran memtest 86 and got an error after 45 minutes or so. Could these memory errors be from the overclock? Or vice versa? Is it safe to keep running? I rarely get lockups in games.
I am just wondering what you would do if you were in my situation.

L337 M33P

Jun 5, 2003
Run the Memtest86 tests without cache usage - if your RAM is bad then RMA is as it is running at rated speed and giving errors.

If prime95 fails then it could be either RAM or CPU.


c(n*199780) Senior Member
Feb 18, 2002
THe overclock is unstable. It needs to pass 12-24 hour Torture Test. If it doesn't up the voltage or back down with your overclock.

Memtes86 should not show errors at non-overclocked default settings. If it does, your RAM's defective.