Originally Posted by joedreamliner78
One thing I don't quite understand is how to know if I am feeding to much voltage? How do I test this and should I push the processor a bit more? Thanks Cytosin!!
Install RealTemp 3.7 and run it. In the upper right hand corner you'll see a little box that has what looks like a stopwatch. Click the box and the view will change to VID (Voltage Identification). This is the amount of voltage your CPU "wants." Now also open CPU-Z, and look at the "Core Voltage" (VCore) field in the top middle. That's how much voltage your CPU is actually getting. Your goal is to make the VID and VCore match as closely as possible, both at idle and under load. Following the above instructions you can easily see how close the two numbers are at idle. Next, run Intel Burn Test or Prime 95 for a minute or two and watch the VID and VCore change as you stress the CPU, and again observe the difference between the two numbers, if any. Post the numbers here when you're done, both at idle and under load.