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I know there is a lot of guides that explain how to overclock a 920 etc etc, I have read a lot of them and still can't seem to get the hang of things. I had gotten my sig rig to 4ghz at one point but it was not nearly stable and was not in a safe voltage zone. so yesterday I tried something new. I left everything on automatic and only changed the Bclock and the cpu voltage.

right now I am stable with the Bclock at 172 and cpu voltage at 1.2 and it shows up in cpuz with 1.184 I'm guessing because of vdroop

what am I doing wrong? and what are the dangers of leaving everything else on automatic?
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What instability errors do you receive?

Reason to avoid automatic settings is to get best overclock under lowest possible voltages aka lowest temperatures. You can hit automatic settings and then manual set your voltages while lowering them in increments but the problem arises when those automatic settings are very off where it exaggerates on your needs for the overclock you have...making the whole process a lot longer. Once you know your way around what settings/voltages is causing you errors (that's where you read through different guides)...it makes things way more simple because you know the necessary tweaks to get stable. It's a matter of patience along with trial and error.
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You might want to bump up your VCORE further if it's still not stable at higher OCs. Try small increments like 1.22-1.24v.

Additionally, you might want to bump up your VTT voltage as well and making sure the RAM is on 1.66v.
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when I was doing things manually I hit a vcore of 1.4 for 4ghz..... this is a D0 chips and with voltages this low at 3.6ghz something just didn't feel right also had the uncore voltage in the red zone and it didn't help much.

Yes PVP I definitely am willing to take the slow route with trial and error, I just was completley unable to find the sweet spot with the OC lol how low of increments do I need to raise the bclock at to make sure it doesn't become unstable?
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