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I would say, don't hold your breath.

It depends on your definition of "stability" and what you are going to be using your computer for.

If you are going to do video encoding, folding, 3D rendering, or anything else that uses the CPU at 100% for a long time, then you need stability. And sadly, 5ghz will probably be out of reach.

There's no need to disable any of your cores, if you don't care about total stability.

My rig is a gaming rig so I can deal with occasional lockups or BSODs, as long as it doesn't happen while I'm gaming.

That said, when I had my FX-8350 in here I could not get it stable at 5ghz no matter what settings I used, or what voltage I used. That is, I gave it as much as 1.65v and it would still have cores fail in Prime, and IBT would fail nearly instantly. Despite that, I was still able to game on it all day long at 5ghz with no issues. I also benched it at 5ghz in a TON of different benchmarks and I don't remember it EVER locking up while I was benching. (If it helps, I'm ranked pretty high on hwbot.)

So, if you are just looking to use it for gaming, try setting it to 5ghz with 1.55v and medium LLC and see if you can game on it, run Valley and Heaven, 3dmark and so on without crashes.

If you are looking to use it for rendering, encoding etc. then I would shoot for 4.7ghz instead, as that's probably more doable.

Remember, safe temps are 70C core and 80C socket. (Though some say 62C core and 70C socket- we proved that wrong by digging in Overdrive and finding the TJMAX to be 70C for core.)

Good luck.
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