Quick question for anyone that knows.
I'm not the most smartest overclocker in the world but I know voltage is key and too much is bad so I usually setup from the default overclock profile in the bios and from that I decrease the voltages to a lower setting for a better running cooler system.
Well I have an Asrock Xtreme 4 board and I used the 4.8 setting in the bios and from that I turned the voltages down and it looked good in the bios and it seems to be running cooler than before.
On my old I7 920 it never showed the actual watts so I wasn't sure how many watts it was getting I simply went on the voltage in the bios but on this new I7 3820 it shows the wattage it's getting in core temp and I see that this is getting around 150W when the max is supposed to be 130 I believe?
Is that bad or normal on a overclocked I7 3820?
It seems to be running cooler for being clocked so high and it's actually rock solid but I figured I would write and ask if somebody knew so I don't end up damaging something in case it's not supposed to break 130 even with a over clock.
Thanks amigos.Edited by Colton48 - 5/6/12 at 10:32pm