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My i5 overclock is safe and stable ?

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Ok, so i will put a picture here to tell me if my overclock looks safe, in terms of voltage, temperature.


PS: I could use a much lower voltage on that 3.8Ghz OC and the CPU is stable in games (Witcher 2, Crysis 2, Rage, etc.) and browsing, but IntelBurnTest tell me that the CPU isn't stable and i need to raise the voltage higher.

Could IBT have a bug and giving unstable errors on small voltages ?

That 1.272v on 3.8Ghz is a safe voltage for 24/7 use ?
In games the temps reach about 63.

Here is the picture, tell me that is ok...

http://i54.tinypic.com/2w4egqp.jpg
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Run Prime95 Blend for ~ 18 hours, if you don't get a BSOD, and none of the workers stop, you're good I don't consider using games, nor IBT to be true stability testing personally
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ooops wrong thread, ignore me.
Edited by keto - 10/16/11 at 7:11pm
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So that IBT isn't that accurate ?

You don't have anything to say about the voltage/cpu frequency ?


I have some xtreme phase setting in my bios, should i enable it or turn it on auto ?
Edited by CalinTM - 10/16/11 at 1:59pm
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post #5 of 5
That is very low voltage for an overclock like that. It takes me a ton of voltage to get past 3.7ghz, after that point I get very diminishing returns in performance compared to my temperatures and actual performance in real world scenarios

I would suggest that you bump the voltage a little bit, run P95 for a while to ensure stability and be happy with 3.8ghz.

It's not worth the temperatures and power consumption, in my opinion, just so you can get the bragging rights to say you reached 4ghz.
    
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