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Just curious what some people are using for voltages on this board, preferably someone with a similar setup.

I have had a look'see through Robilar's wonderful guide and got some great starters. Got my setup to 3.6GHz (400 FSB)solid 8hrs Orthos at 1.42 volts. I haven't messed with the ram timings yet because I'm still finding out my max CPU first. My idle temps are around 37c and load temps peak at 54c but usally hang around 50c. What is the "safe" zone for CPU temp on this thing? I am used to my AMD and it runs very cool compared to this intel.

oh...here is my setup BTW; haven't got to changing my sig yet

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I currently have the Evercool VC-RE on the SB and a water cooling setup on the CPU/NB(D-Tek fuzion and Danger Den Maze 4 680i). I am waiting for my Extreme Spirit II to get here so I can take the NB out of my loop (should have listened and not put the NB in the loop in the first place). I will also be pulling the processor back out at this time and lapping it, wanted to run it for a bit first and make sure everythig ran

I will also be posting build-up pics soon, it turned out very cool. I have the wires tucked away very nicely and the case was painted inside and out...my first water cooling setup. I am so excited about this thing!! I was very nervouse when I first ran it; water and computer don't make good bed mates but, they seem to be doing fine so far
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Obviously CPU vCore is paramount to a stable overclock but NorthBridge vCore is also important. I currently have my CPU set to 1.55v and the NorthBridge is running at 1.5v. If you intend to raise your voltages by that much yourself, I would strongly recommend that you purchase an aftermarket cooler for at least the NorthBridge.
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CPU Vcore 1.35v
NB 1.35v
SB 1.50v
Memory 2.0v
 
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Obviously CPU vCore is paramount to a stable overclock but NorthBridge vCore is also important. I currently have my CPU set to 1.55v and the NorthBridge is running at 1.5v. If you intend to raise your voltages by that much yourself, I would strongly recommend that you purchase an aftermarket cooler for at least the NorthBridge.
I am no stranger to overclocking, just new to intel and the dual cores
I know I need some volts to the NB and the CPU as well as good cooling, like I said in my first post I am currently cooling the CPU with the D-Tek FuZion and the NB with the Danger Den Maze 4. The CPU is getting a little hotter than I would like with water cooling so I am taking the Maze 4 outa the loop and replacing it with the Extreme Spirit II. Right now there is no issue with the NB getting hot
I don't think I have seen it go above 37c actually on the water...
And thanks for the voltages guys, keep 'em coming!

I am just curious what most people are volting these things at. And what is a good temp for 24/7 on the C2D? My current AMD doesn't even get as hot as this thing

EDIT: How important is the SB voltage? I would assume it's not as imparative as the NB but, I am new to Intel and have no idea? I am used to only NB chipset with AMD
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How important is the SB voltage? I would assume it's not as imparative as the NB but, I am new to Intel and have no idea? I am used to only NB chipset with AMD
Others may disagree, but in my experience the SouthBridge doesn't require as much of a boost in volts as the NorthBridge seeing as its default is 1.5v anyway. Most people don't seem to need to go above 1.6v unless they're running very high bus speeds.
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Others may disagree, but in my experience the SouthBridge doesn't require as much of a boost in volts as the NorthBridge seeing as its default is 1.5v anyway. Most people don't seem to need to go above 1.6v unless they're running very high bus speeds.
That's kinda of what I had been hearing. I was just curious if people were having to up the volts to get more stable overclocks. It hasn't seem to make a difference for me so far. I left it at 1.50 volts and have basically just been upping the NB and Vcore volts as needed. Thanks again for the input tactical

oh, just thought of another questions; what's the most accurate software temp monitor? I am using the ntune panel now to measure volts and it seams pretty spot on but, I don't think it or pc probe 2 is very accurate as far as reading the temps? Maybe so, I dunno? I do have an infrared temp probe, I should just measure and compare but, I was feeling lazy
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coretemp 95

for 3.724 ghz, I run vcore 1.45 and nb at 1.5

because i only run multi increases (With my extreme cpu), I need less vcore. When I ran an E6700 at a similar OC, I needed 1.5 Vcore for stability (ran it at 10x 370)
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coretemp 95

for 3.724 ghz, I run vcore 1.45 and nb at 1.5
Thanks Robilar! And your guide is great!
Helped me to get started..
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Happy to help its a great board.
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post #10 of 20
Vcore: auto = 1.52v in Probe
NB: auto = 1.55v in Probe
RAM = 2.2v

I don't know how people OC an E6600 1Ghz+ and keep the voltages below 1.4v. I've always been sceptical of thier system stability. Either they got a good chip or they're not 100% stable.
I want to be able to run my system for weeks. Therefore I have a 3day+ burn test.
    
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