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The rig is my signature rig. Want to get the hang of it before i buy my sandy bridge and 2500/2600/2700k chip.

before when i overclocked, I cheated and used the 5%-20% setting in AIOverclock in the bios for this motherboard. That got me to 3.2 easy and stable. I finally wanted more so:

Set multiplier to x9
set fsb to 1600 (1600/4) = 400 (i know it's weird but it's the way this motherboard does it.
Voltage Auto - This was the part I have the hardest time with but what I see in CPU-Z is 1.424 for core voltage so

memory: 4 4 4 12 x2

Temps are 46c-49c for the 4 cores.

Thoughts please on stability testing and settings.
    
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I am concerned about my temps. Just to see how it would do with this, I started up my folding for the cpu. I was not happy at all with the temps. All 4 cores moved up to 70-74/75. Way to much heat for that.

I am pretty certain by leaving the voltage in auto it has set it higher then it needs to be. Can anyone help me out on settings? This is the weakest part of this whole overclock for me.

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This is not an easy thing. it's not that I was expecting easy or anything, but thought it was more straight forward then it is.

Here is what I know: If I use the AI overclcok and set to 20% that gets me to stable 3.2 with good voltage etc...

If I use manual and 10x multiplier and fsb(1400-1500/4) and voltage all set to auto it has nice voltage but will not stay stable Get either bsod or a page showing all flag settings. Neither of which is good.

if i use 9x and (1600/4) that gets me 3.6 and auto voltage that ends up setting at 1.42. This ends up running way hot then when maxed out. Other then temp it seems stable. One option for this that I will try is to take off my cooler and clean off and reapply the thermal compound. That could help but may not.

I think my issue is over all is that i don't understand enough yet on the voltage settings. Under the voltage page there is like 5-6 settings and which ones to change vs leave in auto etc... is still a little confusing thus my leaving all in auto which isn't helping me.
I am hunting through the forums and guides again to look at this area but not sure. The ones I have seen so far are consistent in about 1/2 of these settings but on 2-3 of them they are slightly different from each other.

My goal is a stable 3.6. I will keep trying. That's all I can do.
    
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