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i7 860 @4GHz 1.256v vcore, think I can push it further?

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Haven't overclocked in a long while, but could need some more CPU speed to get more FPS in BF4 (playing at the lowest, 1600x900 so it's pretty cpu heavy). Running IBT for a while pushes the temps up to a bit under 80 degrees though, so I'm not really sure if there's much more to get from going higher (although I guess 860s do get quite warm).
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1.256v for 4GHz is quite good, you should have more headroom voltage-wise.

Sounds like you need to focus on your cooling a bit though (granted IBT will raise temps higher than anything).
What are your temps when you do extended P95 runs? Those don't flog quite as hard, but are more than sufficient for testing stability.

If your P95 runs are still too much, you should start doing some basic things that could help (make sure you rads/fans/case are clean, good TIM spread etc).
After then then you'd be moving to hardware upgrades, better fans, better cooler etc. Not sure how much you'd want to spend if needed, but you coudl fit a 240mm rad in your 800D easily.

Also if you're only gaming you could turn HT off as well to lower temps, it doesn't really have any impact there.
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Are you sure? I'd think HT would help in BF3/4, as it's so CPU dependant. Not really interested in buying more cooling, but I'll check my temps in BF4, maybe I can push it up a little so it's stable enough for gaming.
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Stay under 90C in IBT and you're fine.

On air the 860s are good up to 1.4v and 1.45v on water.

So you've still got a fair bit of headroom. And the chip seems excellent, I had two 860s back in the day and both maxed out at 4ghz @ 1.45v.

And don't turn HT off for BF4, it helps quite a bit there.
 
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