I think some of your opinion is wrong
vcore should be a high value , not a low value
why everybody advise others to adjust the vcore to a low value?
ivy-e is powerful but only 4.6g and above will gain more lowest-fps , this is the most valueble part of a cpu ,
the lowest-fps in Crysis3-8msaa-hbao@1080p is the only parameters for a cpu and this is the ultimate target for us to overclock
and p95 or intel burnout or linx0.65x64 will damage your cpu , they're useless and unsafe .
so please don't hope an Ivy-e will run @ 4.8g or higher this is absolutely impossible
if you can reach 4.7g that you will always stay ahead of all the snb-e users and get a very satisfied lowest-fps
how many 4930k and 4960x users in US or EU you will 7*24 @4.7 or higher ?
somebody want run much more like snb-e but in fact they failed
I'll give you some parameters in the monitoring-software
gpu: quad-sli@1215/6000 by default , force 4gpus@the same 1215 by msi afterburner and using a manual fan curve
cpu: pll-1.700v, compensation HIGH, 1.5x vrm power , internal pll overvoltage AUTO, vcore 1.436(bios 1.42) , vccio 1.150 , vccsa 1.150
all the intel C-stage/C1E and cpu-protection OFF
how to test/burn/stress the cpu ?
just play CRYSIS3-8msaa-hbao(quality in NV-panel) , please play the first 3 stage , especially stage 2 , and do not choose the easy scenes
do not choose p95 for the cpu , just complete all the 3 stages one time , if your rig would overcome this game .
p95 is useless , game is the answer , stress your system in a game , not a software , that's the way for system-stability test .
I use email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for 7*24
Earlier in Crysis3 stage 2 , the WHEA bsod often appears , just up and down the vccio & vccsa , and make your system cool , the ram-controller is the ivy-e weakness , do NOT adjust the Vcore higher and higher this can't help your stability , and the ram quality should also be checked carefully
2666 is almost the same with 2400 in games , either 4600 is same with 4625 , but ivy-e is much better than snb-e cause' the low power
for test use I use a 4way hard-bridge and only the first card has the backplate , the highest card's core temprature is 71c , get a 13mhz down
but this can't stop me to buy a NZXT phantom 820 (white case) for my rig , because the 4960x is stable with 2666 ram
never believe somebody's the lower-vcore-volt , maybe they are not stable ...