Originally Posted by Aristotle
Hi everyone! This is my first time at overclocking, and managed to get my CPU to run prime95 custom blend 90% memory at 4.7ghz without crashing or errors. My temps are around 77 C, and my voltage is at around 1.38V. My questions are: how are these numbers? Can I go any higher? How else should I test stability?
Those are pretty much the max I would go. The safe temps/voltages you should stay under 1.4 v and ~80-85C. And now that you have overclocked and lost your warranty, you probably don't want to kill your CPU!
To test stability you can run Prime 95: http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/
or Intel Burn Test: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/intelburntest.html
I personally run Prime 95 on the "Blend" mode for as long as I can, 8 hours minimum.