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I smell the necessity to reseat and check thermal paste. You shouldn't even try to pass 80C, let alone border boiling point.
 
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I've seen some 860s running 3.5GHz on 1.28V, so I don't think that's the issue. Heat however, is.

If you run programs that benefits from HT, I would leave it on. For games only, HT serves no real purpose.
Back when P55 setups first dropped, 1.30v was the 'norm' for 4.0ghz. This is my 3rd i7 860 and none of them ever needed 1.28+ to get to 3.5ghz- maybe the ones you have seen are cases of the owner not working to get the most out of the CPU.
 
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I don't think thermal paste is the problem. Looking at reviews, his Zalman doesn't exactly impress.

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Back when P55 setups first dropped, 1.30v was the 'norm' for 4.0ghz. This is my 3rd i7 860 and none of them ever needed 1.28+ to get to 3.5ghz- maybe the ones you have seen are cases of the owner not working to get the most out of the CPU.
And what if he got a terrible chip? Unless Gsrmobile tells us, there's no way of knowing.

Have you tried with lower voltage?
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I don't think thermal paste is the problem. Looking at reviews, his Zalman doesn't exactly impress.

And what if he got a terrible chip? Unless Gsrmobile tells us, there's no way of knowing.

Have you tried with lower voltage?
Congratulations, we're back where we started- asking him to lower the Vcore and see what happens.
 
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Congratulations, we're back where we started- asking him to lower the Vcore and see what happens.
No need with the attitude.
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gonna try with a low vcore of 1.2 or so and i turned Ht off and ran prime 95, 85 C now. But ya i think it might be some dust in fan and thermal paste is old maybe
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