Originally Posted by stainer711
Core temp reports a load temp of 53C at 1.35Vcore. (1.29vcore cpuz) I'm pretty sure i'm stable at this point. Now I could either back off to 1.34 and see how that goes or stay here. I may just stay at the 1.35 setting because Tom's Hardware is using the exact same FSB setting and has the same vdroop. I don't want to have a vcore that is higher than needed, but I don't think that 1.35 is really a problem.
No, your voltage is okay. I meant you should try lowering the frequency of your CPU to see if things stabilize. If things stabilize then the problem is probably with your CPU. If not, then your problem is most likely somewhere else.
It was also suggested a few posts back that you try Firefox to see if you still have problems. Give that a shot if you haven't already.
Also, unless you're using the exact same hardware (mobo, cpu cooler, cpu batch #, RAM, etc.) then your overclock will probably be different than the setup at TH.
For instance, at first I was running my E7200 on a DFI DK X48-T2RSB Plus motherboard that only needed 1.296vcore (before vdroop) to be stable at 3.8GHz. I could even run my timings at 4-4-5-11 @ 2.17v.
On my new mobo DFI LT X48-T2R, I had to up my voltage to 1.312 (before vdroop--@.016v) to be stable. Running my timings any tighter than 5-5-4-12 @ 2.19v results in IE/Firefox/CPU-Z crashes/freezes.
EDIT: Saw you edit on IE.
If TF2 is slowing down your comp, maybe check drivers, or better yet do a uninstall/reinstall when your system is not overclocked to see if problems persist. If you installed on overclock maybe something got corrupted?
Sorry I can't be more help on the software end.
Also you mentioned you had vdroop settings off?
If you disabled a vdroop control setting that helped keep vdroop to a minimum then it might explain your .03 vdroop.