Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou
I'm currently overclocking my third 960T at this time and have found it to be stable as X6 @ 4.0Ghz with 1.5v was stable at 3.8Ghz 1.37v as well. I aim to try going higher but I will settle with 4.0Ghz whne the time comes to hand off the computer to the owner. (He requested me overclock the **** out of the processor so I was happy to oblige)
On a second thought I'm just going to stop at 4.0Ghz 1.5v prime 95 stable 2 hours (IMO this time is more than Adequate to see a stable Overclock)
Overclock the NB to 3.0-3.2 ghz and tell him to be happy with it; 1.5v for 4ghz for 6 cores is fine, but you really gotta watch the vrm temps, because they are going to start to skyrocket, especially when adding the additional voltage from the NB overclock.
Truthfully, unless he really, really needs the 5th and 6th cores, it may be more benefiical, as a whole, to make sure you can o/c the NB as high as possible, and then work out the max overclock.
I'm running @ 3.2 NB/3.0 HTL @ 1.4v, and the system is rock solid; trying to work out whether the HTL actually does anything.
One thing to note here is temp sensor 2 is for the vrms, and you can see it's already peaking at 50c, which isn't all that high, but I'm only running a 1.375vcore because I'm staying within the 4ghz range. When I start jacking it to get 4.3ish ghz, it's going to skyrocket to well over 60c, which still should be ok, but i prefer to keep it under 55c, if possible.Edited by ozzy983 - 2/13/12 at 7:21pm