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is 1.55 volts on a maximus formula safe? I'm trying to keep my e8400 stable at 3.84 but i dont wanna go higher than 1.375 vcore, so im trying to find another way.
    
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i have a p5e im running 1.33125vcore 1.55 north bridge voltage 445fsb 1:1 running orthos right now
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I would assume so. I had to put my NB up to 1.65 V before it would properly put my FSB up to 450 Mhz.
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insane oc there alex
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post #5 of 17
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I would assume so. I had to put my NB up to 1.65 V before it would properly put my FSB up to 450 Mhz.
The quads need more NB voltage to get higher FSB then the dual cores do. I needed only 1.43v to the NB for a 515 FSB with my E6600. My Q6600, for a 400 FSB needed 1.47v to the NB.
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post #6 of 17
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insane oc there alex
Thanks. I'm on a quest to break 4 Ghz with this quad, so i've abused some voltages pretty bad.

BTW, you might want to stick a fan on your NB if you're gonna jack up the voltages. I've heard that the X38 northbridges have minor stability issues at higher temps.
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post #7 of 17
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Thanks. I'm on a quest to break 4 Ghz with this quad, so i've abused some voltages pretty bad.

BTW, you might want to stick a fan on your NB if you're gonna jack up the voltages. I've heard that the X38 northbridges have minor stability issues at higher temps.
Any recommendations on a fan? my case is pretty cramped with copper right now as it is.


Also, what it the highest I could take it before I need to worry?
    
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post #8 of 17
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Any recommendations on a fan? my case is pretty cramped with copper right now as it is.


Also, what it the highest I could take it before I need to worry?
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post #9 of 17
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sweet thanks. Ill try to get my hands on one.


I'm at 1.55 nb votls right now, and my nb temps are at 50deg, is this an okay temp? I'm about 45 minutes into OCCT right now at 3.875 no issues.
    
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how do you check what your north bridge temps are?
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