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I know you prob wont bother now that your getting the 4ghz stable. your board may not be too good @ it either?
but try offset overclocking with speedstep on! in my experience sometimes some cpu/mb do better overclocking in offset mode than manual mode.

well at least for first gen i7's anyway.

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I have never really tried offset overclocking, I think this motherboard is more than capable of doing it but what benefits does it bring? I know speedstep will lower the clocks.

I am using a Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W PSU on this.
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I have never really tried offset overclocking, I think this motherboard is more than capable of doing it but what benefits does it bring? I know speedstep will lower the clocks.

I am using a Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 700W PSU on this.

well its less stress on the mb vrm's & is a bit greener on your electricity, it all depends on how your mb handles offset overclocking really.

in return it basically should just lower your temp's & power usage etc,

look into it & give it a try? if you can be bothered lol biggrin.gif
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so I got 4ghz stable for 12 hours Prime (good enough for me) but I would like to lower those temps, any suggestions on what volts or settings I should change first to do that? I am not sure I need that much VTT voltage for starters.






Temps look fine and i would push it more. Go for 4.2Ghz+. Just keep Prime temps under 85C
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