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Hi everyone. I'm trying to get a modest OC of 4.2GHz stable with my 3570k and I'm wondering how low I should drop the voltage offset? I followed the Complete Overclocking Guides Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge Edition and have passed an hour of Prime95 using the author's custom settings with the voltage offset set at -0.060, the Turbo Boost at +0.004, the LLC at 3, vcore under load is at 1.080 and on idle at 0.088, and max temps are about 65* across all 4 cores.

Basically I'm wondering if I should bother lowering the offset even more or just leave it at this point since I read that an idle voltage below 0.080 is unstable?
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Go as low as you can go and be stable, every chip is different.

 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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Windows 10 LG 27UD58-B ASUS VH242H ASUS VW242 
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