Your motherboard only has 6plus2 phase control. That really is considered inadequate for a 4.7 GHZ over clock. I do think you are playing with fire. Glad you made the most of what you had, but don't be surprised if it crashes and burns somewhere down the road. I am not trying to scare you ,but simply point out that 6+2 phase control is not optimal at all. Don't take my word for it. Look at dozens of other posts on this forum about this issue by people who are more expert than me. I am not saying you have 2 upgrade both motherboard and case tight now. I would save up for the motherboard first, and then later down the road consider upgrading to a larger, better case. Good luck and I am happy for you that you are skilled at making the best of less than optimal hardware. Your overclock of 4.7 GHZ is excellent under the conditions you have. I suspect that your chip is from a better than average batch. Do you have the batch number from the chip?? Mine is 1236.
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1/1/13 at 11:55am