Originally Posted by bdizzel124
ok so if i set my VID to that and it crashes or freezes up at lets say 2.8Ghz should i raise my voltage to the next variable and see if i can get it form there? Also what is the downfall to going over the stock VID? A short life span of a CPU? Thanks for the help. I understand how to overclock and precautions to take but the hardest part to me is the voltage!
No, the Vid is just the programmed default voltage the CPU can run at stock. It is programmed by Intel, and can be from 1.2v to 1.325v. The lower Vid (which is displayed in CoreTemp) is a good indicator of how well the CPU can overclock, and at what vcore.
I just built a setup with an E4300 for a friend. The chip has a Vid of 1.325v, but can run 3.0GHz at 1.28v vcore. So even the Vid can be a little excessive.
Keep in mind that there are 2 things for you to watch out for when OCing with the 680i. First, watch out for FSB Holes, and second, dont overvolt the ram. See the 680i thread linked below in my sig.
But you should be able to run a 333 FSB at 3.0GHz with 1.28v to 1.325v. Give it a try.