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Is this a low voltage for an FX 6300?

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So I'm getting an overclock of 4.1ghz at a voltage of 1.212v (set in bios). It's completely stable under prime95 for 2/3hrs with a max temp (using hwinfo) of around 60 degrees celsius (50 on a cold day) and I've been using it at this overclock for 4/5 months with no crashes, bsods or anything. This is also the stock voltage.

So I search online for voltages other people use for 4.1ghz and they all need 1.3-1.4 volts to get them stable. I also tried 4.3ghz and needed only 1.27v to get it stable in prime95 for 1/2hrs and a few weeks of gaming (but I could only do this on cold days) So is my chip simply a really good one or is something wrong?

Also im using a 6/7 year old aftermarket cooler that my dad had lying around when I made this build (zalman cnps9500a led). Figured it was probably better than a stock cooler which it is I think. The case is a zalman z11 with stock fans if that helps.
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For 4.1Ghz with 1.21v in the bios, what is your load vcore when p95 is running? That's what counts. If its at 1.21v or lower when p95 is running at least 15mins in then it would be considered to be better than most 6300's.
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In hwinfo it's reporting 1.212v, sometimes 1.224v with p95 running for however long I leave it.
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What is the max vcore It reports???
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1.224v
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Thats amazing. If its not a problem could you run intel burn test AVX for 10 rounds on maximum and then post a screenshot here???
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i tried to but my cooler is really quite crap and couldn't handle 2mins of maximum, especially in the summer. No cores failed but the temp eventually reached 63 celsius which is plain too high. Anyway i'm pretty sure with a thermalright ts-140 (which is what i'm considering getting) my cpu can overclock to maybe 4.5/4.6ghz?
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I have mine now at 4.6Ghz with the noctua u12s at 1.46v and under 60c core load.
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Damn these chips overclock well
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And heat up more wink.gif.
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