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I've been messing with my i7-6700k, trying to get a stable overclock, but I just don't know what to do anymore.

When it was overclocked on auto by my ASUS MB, it was overclocked to 4.6GHz, but the voltages were way high and it would get into the mid 80's and sometimes 90's when pushed, even though I have a H100i V2. So, after I started researching, I found that the auto tuner was crap and I should just do a manual overclock.

After messing with it for days, I ended up with a 45x overclock at 1.36v. Then the BSOD's started with IRQL errors, so I eventually bumped it up to 1.4v and had been fine. Well, then I read that at 1.4v, would reduce the life span. I wiped my drive in hopes that maybe the BSOD's were a driver issue and changed the overclock to 45x at 1.35v. Everything was fine for a week, but then woke up to a rebooted PC that had went through a BSOD, same IRQL error. If it means anything, after the drive wipe, I set it to XMP in the UEFI instead of manual like before.

I've since put it back to stock settings and just said forget it, but now I'm bothered by the voltages it's showing at stock settings in HW Monitor. So far, its showing the max voltage at 1.44v..on stock settings. If its going to do that stock, wouldn't it just be fine to set the voltage at 1.4v and bring back my 45x overclock?

Any help or tips are appreciated.
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My recommendation is to look for an overclocking guide on OCN for your CPU.

There are more settings then just CPU volts to take into consideration.
 
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Just found it, thanks!

Do you have an opinion on safe voltages for 24/7 use?
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Not sure if this will be helpful, but the last time I was having IRQL error it was because a memory module had gone bad. Replaced it and the OC I had originally thought was the culprit worked like a charm and I've been running it ever since.
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