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I currently have it running at 3.8ghz(211*18) 1.42 Volts
Temps are 26C idle at desktop and under 45c when gaming

I want to get it up to 4ghz but when ever i do it never goes down to a lower core speed it stays a constant 4ghz is this a issue?

Also is it better to have (200x20) or (211x19)?
post #2 of 16
Staying at 4Ghz all the time isn't an issue in fact it should be that way. It really comes down to personal preference if you want to oc by multi or fsb.

What cooler are you using?
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I am using a corsair H50 in Push/Pull intake though the back of the case and then a top exhaust fan pushing it out
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specs? what motherboard? psu? how many modules are you running? fill it out.
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you run prime95, linx or ibt to stress it yet? I have my 955 BE at 4.1ghz ran linx for 100 runs and prime95 over night for 10 hours to make sure the temps are good and no errors. I also have CNQ turned off and any fan management off. I would disable c1e also. I have noticed if you let the cpu step down it causes some performance issues in games. So I keep mine at 4.1ghz all the time.
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post #7 of 16
So have you stress tested it? also have you considered just doing 19x200 and not messing with the fsb and raising your NB to 2400? Mine will do 3.8 at stock voltage and up to 2400 without increasing any voltage. I have to manually set my ram to 1.65 but that is the recommended setting for mine and 9-9-9-24t.
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I have ran p95 for about 2 hours and temps stay about 60c
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that is a high temp. try linx or intel burn test at an hour and see if it passes. If it does I run PRIME95 over night to see but you should be below 60c. Mine hits 56.5 max over night and averages about 54.5-55c when running prime95. That is me overclocked to 4.1ghz. I think at 3.8 I was at 51-53. What cooler do you have on it?
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Corsair h50 in push pull
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