Your temperatures are too high for an OC, I would do same as comment above and reseat the heatsink, what thermal compound you use? What's your case airflow like? My CPU idles at 20c (my house is cold
) and hits 48c on load.
You'll only see a lot of heat if you raise the CPU VID considerably.
Volltages will make it hotter yes. The reason why you should set voltages manually is because offset mode will increase the voltage in steps, you want a specific voltage to work with so you know you have the best lowest stable overclock.
Also manually setting the voltage making it much easier to monitor because you want to make sure the voltage stays at a certain value.
I was saying keep the multiplier at x18 to just get you started so you know what your doing. You should be able to whack it straight up to x20 (4GHZ). Go up from 1.35 CPU VID until its stable. Keep CPU NB at 1.18750 and raise the CPU VID in steps.
What's your case airflow like? Load temperatures I would advise not go over 60.
So yeah set CPU VID to 1.35, change multiplier to x20 reboot test. Any error on prime95 means more voltage is needed, you are right about that.
Find a stable voltage, this is my setting:
CPU VID: 1.393
CPU Vcore 1.35 (actual voltage being fed to the CPU)
I have load line calibration turned on.
So yeah overclocking using the multiplier is the easiest bit, find your max OC using the multiplier and don't set CPU VID over 1.4 for the moment. Once you found the max OC you can then start overclocking using the base clock, which we will all help you with Edited by mikeo01 - 9/15/12 at 12:10pm