Originally Posted by KBnugz
So if i decided to go to 3.8 but my system didnt bsod or crash, could i leave it at stock volts? From what i understand, and correct me if im wrong. Is that as long as your computer doesnt crash you can go as many multipliers as you want without having to change the voltage, is that correct? or is it safer to change the voltage? Also should i leave my voltage at auto or put it as manual?
I am going to go to 3.6 probably tomorrow, since it's so apparently easy to do with the multiplier being unlocked and all. Plus i don't have to mess with anything else.
I was going to use the easy OC genie i have on my MSI 890GXM-G65 board but it has been getting some mixed reviews about it. What are your thoughts about that?
Oh yea one more thing, you think i should save my settings in my bio, incase something happens so i dont have to reset the CMOS?
I wouldn't advise using the OC genie, those usually over volt the chip to acheive the OC'd speed. You can usually find a happier medium on your own.
You should be able to hit 3.6 ghz no problem, but don't leave your voltage on auto. Do what Bob said, set it at the stock voltage 1.35V, and try some stress testing. If it's not stable @ 3.6 try bumping up the voltage a little, just monitor your temps when you are stress testing.
Try using prime95, OCCT, ITB, Linpack, etc to stress test.