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OC'd, stable, good temps, now what?

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I don't know if this has been posted a hundred times or not. I did a search and came up with nothing, though, I might not have used the right key words. Anyways, I got my OC stable and I'm happy with my temperatures. Are there any bios settings I can or should change back after stability testing? I'm mostly concerned with things like power consumption or things that will enhance my CPUs life.
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Yeah you can enable speedstep and all the cpu functions like C1E, virtualization and tm funtion.

Also one thing...with your overclock...if you use offset voltage, it will allow you to idle at a lower voltage...that will reduce heat and extend life also. When i had a 4ghz overclock i set it to auto and my max vcore was around 1.256
Edited by Sean Webster - 6/2/11 at 5:42pm
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also once stable why not try to see how low you can get vcore down and remian stable, and then tighten ram timings.. really fine tune it in
     
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If everything is stable and you like the performance boost it gave you, now it is time to enjoy from it
If the power bill concerns you, you may want to reduce the OC amount, as it increases the power it need to draw from your plug. If you have a kill-a-watt you can measure how much is the machine consuming with that OC and without.
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