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Originally Posted by dukemoney63 View Post

the options for voltage i have in my bios are as follows:
all current settings are for stock clock
CPU Core - 1.18v
CPU FSB - 1.1v
Memory - 1.5v
nForce SPP - 1.3v
nForce MCP - 1.5v
I had to increase CPU Core to 1.41875v to get the pc to boot into windows at 4.0ghz which was 8x multiplier and 500 fsb. Am I missing something since you're saying that's too much voltage? Is this cpu on it's last leg? (4 years old but never oc'd until I started messing with it 2 days ago)

The voltage you set in the bios is not what the cpu is really using. Go to the HW monitor page in the bios or open cpu-z to read the voltage the cpu is really using. Make sure to put a load on the cpu to see what it will be using with the v-droop on load.
Also your using a 790i board which were never great at overclocking. They are defiantly better then the old 780i boards but compared to p45 board they just can't keep up. Don't expect to max your chip out on that board.
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PowerCaseMouseAudio
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