Originally Posted by UnderscoreHero
ok, did some tweaking and decided to try offset voltage.
Right now stress testing a 4.4ghz clock with 1.320v (+0.015v offset)
Goes into the BIOS no prob. Locks up at 4.5ghz, can't even get into bios or windows. I think my card is a lil power hungry like stated above.
Never messed with the offset stuff much, seemed like a bigger hassle to setup right for no gain save a couple watts here and there. From the sound of it your chips another practically bottom of the barrel one like mine lol, mine needs that much for 4.3ghz and wont go any higher. Power hungry chips when combined with the heat-induced instability really hurt the OC, and intels crappy paste job under the IHS doesnt help things at all.
Intel, Y U NO SOLDER?!?! Cheap bastards.
Oh, btw, whats your LLC set to? I've had to set my to Ultra to get Anywhere, even at Medium vdroop was so bad it'd instantly crash doing IBT