Thanks for all the feedback so far everyone. I appreciate it.
Originally Posted by Forceman
No! You don't need to sell your motherboard, given your limited overclocking aims.
Don't get wrapped up in the VRM and phases stuff. If all you want is a 4.0 overclock, any
board is going to be fine. It should be very simple for you. Reset the BIOS optimized defaults, leave everything on Auto, and change the multilpier to 40. That's all you should need to do for that overclock. Almost all 3570Ks are going to do 4.0 at stock volts.
Your temperature issue is a different matter. What is your case airflow situation? What fan speed are you using for the cooler?
Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo - "Automatic" mode set at 55*C level 8 (out of 9)
Corsair Carbide 200r case with 2 120mm Fans at level 8 (out of 9) - Front fan is intake and rear fan is exhaust
I would have to agree that this is a very mild overclock of 4.0ghz.
I reset to STOCK "Automatic" mobo controlled voltage, with only changing my multiplier to 38 (3.8ghz), and my core volts still capped at 1.224v with temps at 65*C. Temps are better, but volts are still kind of high. Should I try to force my volts lower than Stock/OEM or leave as stock? If I force them lower, how would I do that? Offset -0.005v?
I will reseat my cooler when I get home from work and give it a go.