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Right people, I have my E6420 at 3.2Ghz at this moment, got it al the way from 2.13Ghz without fiddling with any voltages at all and the temps atm are 24 degrees idol and 41 degrees benched at 100% on tat, slightly less on Orthos. I need to start twiddling with the voltages if im gna crank it up any further than 3.2Ghz.
Can sum1 give me some good voltages to start with, not ones that will make my systema cooker though, I want pretty stable voltages for my mobo, the DS3.
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A good place to start would be right where you are right now... Go up one notch, then see how far it gets. Repeat until the desired speed is met.
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So no voltage change, go up in 10Mhz steps, or more?? until the system encounters problems?
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See how high you can go on what ever voltage you are on right now. Then adjust the voltage accordingly to reach the desired speed.
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Do you rate I could get 4.0Ghz out of this CPU?
I think itll run at 3.2Ghz for long enough, as in stable.
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How about this for a thought, savour the increase of speed and if the system is running stable, leave it be. Increasing voltage will dramaticly increase temps as well. Though i have to say with the temps you have there is alot of room to push it 0,5 volts up
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ok, well yeah im happy with it at the moment, but I rekon I can get slightly more out of it, even without voltage increase
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I say suicide to 4GHz. Worst case scenario, you reboot and the DS3 resets your BIOS. If it's unstable, keep increasing the voltage till you hit 55C load. (make sure to leave it there for a while - temps will increase over extended usage (5c increase after an hour for me) of 100%)

Also, I don't think you should stop now... squeeze as much as you can out of your comp.
I also think you should turn on any fans (outside of the PC) or the A/C, because if you don't turn on them one day but play some demanding game, you might make it go boom.
You should aim for <60c temps without any ambient cooling.

PS, what are your ambients? That's some great temps you have there! I'm sitting on 50-57c (after an hour and a half) load.
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