Originally Posted by NB3K
Save your money and get a 2500K. The price is sick for the performance. I have mine oc @ 4.6ghz and temps are idle 28c load 44C. It is being cooled with a noctua DH-14.
he didnt ask if he should switch to intel...hes looking for a stable OC...Yes 4.6 is awesome!
but i very much doubt he will see any difference between 4 and 4.6, and i bet if you dropped your Intel to 4ghz and did your normal tasking you wouldnt notice a difference.
@ Tux - my 1090T is the EXACT same way..i can get 3.95 @ stock 1.47v but to hit 4.5ghz i have to smash my voltage up to 1.6+ my cpu is lapped (and obviously not a strong chip) so i still manage to stay under 70*c at that disastrous volatage.
truth be told. for what im assuming your pc is for you will never need more then 4ghz, YES the HUGE OC numbers are fun. but for true performance increase look at your CPU/NB and OC your ram.
also you have a BE cpu, this allows you to increase your Multi and FSB. playing with both can lead to finding a more stable over clock then just increasing one or the other.
coming from a guy that knew absolutely nothing about OC when i hit 4ghz on my 1090T, i HIGHLY (and i mean that in more ways then one
) recommend doing a bit of research before you start trying to go for that golden OC that you are looking for. in the long run it will save you sooooooooooooooo much headache!!!