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i have it at 4.2 is it safe?
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when I tried it, it was unstable with IBT and P95 for 4.2 GHz and my 1.5v ram was being supplied with 1.65v.

the cores were hotter than they were supposed to be. was maxing 72c with just 4.2 using OC Genie

i ended up adjusting the multiplier manually and guessed 1.35v since i was getting BSOD with the 1.29 it had on auto. stable so far with IBT and 2 hours+ of P95.
 
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dont use oc gene. If u want 4.2 to into bios and set multiplier to 42 and CPU core voltage to 1.290v. Run Prime95 for errors and you should be good. OC gene kinda works, but more stable through bios.
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