I seem to now hit a brick wall with the VTT. Prime will instantly freeze at 4.5Ghz with the VTT being the point of failure NO MATTER WHAT VOLTAGE I USE. It NEVER did this before with the previous 2 processors I used. It’s fried beyond repair. I’m a failure.
Edit: OMG IT WAS VCORE. I set it to what is supposed to be the default for a degraded CPU, 1.52V, and it passed Prime95 for longer than it has ever done tonight.
What confused me was that with a Kingston RAM kit, there was a clear distinction between VTT instability and Vcore, cause Vcore was 0x101 BSODs and VTT was a different stop code. With this G.Skill kit, both Vcore and VTT are 0x9C. This got me to increase a few voltages too high AGAIN.
I stuck to the 0.3V difference between the System Agent Voltage and Vcore, and set the System Agent to 1.22V with the VTT at 1.25V.
I will need a new processor to undo my CPU degradation mistake which I’ve now made 3 times…