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Originally Posted by shadowjones View Post

I didn't know you could change the RAM multiplier. I'm sure the option is in my bios, must have just overlooked it.
4.6 is desirable(although I doubt I'd even notice any difference at this point.) But I have to admit, the primary reason for OCing I think is bragging rights. To say, "Look what I did!" to your friends who don't care or understand even how to delete browsing cookies.
1. What would you think my P95 test temps could get up to to be safe? I can't imagine that any application or combination of them would push all 6 cores to 100% creating this same temp. Probably leaving me even more room to OC a little bit. I don't do any heavy video editing or compiling, just video games and web browsing, and as far as I know, the only game I have that even dents my CPU is Skyrim.
2. How unsafe is it to push core voltage past 1.5 to say 1.55? I know that's what the cpu is rated, but people seem to be highly against doing this. What kind of affect will it present to my CPU & it's life span?

You should put your rig in your sig. It makes it easier for things like this (not having to go back to OP).

If you are already in the 60s I'd consider that the thermal limit. As you say you won't be 100% in everyday use, but you will be at 100% for stress testing.

Voltage some users on here will push 1.55 but they know its degrading the chip and are fine with a presumed shorter lifespan.

I think it comes down to how long you plan on using the chip, and whether you want a 24/7 OC. At what you are currently pushing or higher I would expect degradation within a year or two at those clocks / voltage. This will depend heavily on your chip and your stress of it, but it really just comes down to intended use / length of use.

If you want to do a suicide run to see if you can hit a higher clock go for it, but I'd recommend backing down from where you are now for 24 / 7 if you just use the computer for general use. 4.0/4.1 will yield similar performance at much lower voltage and temperatures and will significantly increase the lifespan of the chip.

If you want more performance increase the CPU-NB frequency. The thubans can push 2.8-3.0 which will net a sizeable performance increase over the 2.0 stock CPU-NB. This will increase temperatures and stress on the chip. 4.0 with a 2.8 cpu-nb will be be snappier than 4.4 and a 2.0 cpu-nb.
Edited by RichardS - 3/11/12 at 11:00pm
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