Originally Posted by Nikos747
My opinion is that everybody can go up to 3.75 GHz (12,5x300) with 1.4V or a little less. Try it and you will see that will be orthos and whatever stable. Above that it is a matter of skill and of course the chip itself, chipset, memories.
In my other posts you will see that with P35-DS3 I was able to play games at 4,5GHz, benchmarking and all other activities without having problems with 1.41750V but was not even 1 minute orthos stable. Anyway 3.75 GHz stable should be alright. I overclock just for the fun of it and to become better.
P.S. Neither P31 nor P35 and 9800GTX+ are mine. But I think the 9800 will be in my possession until June-July.
well to complain about your opinion
i can hit 3.75 but it is not stable without pumping a solid volt into it to get it from 3.5 to 3.75, 1.36 at 3.5 1.46 at 3.75
I am currently stable as in 10 linx burn tests, 303X11.5 3.49ghz 1.42 idle 1.36 burn test.
It all depends on the MB and its FSB holes AND
It all depends on the date the chip was made, and how different they all are. low stock vid = lower vid at high speeds
I have a 1.2250 stock vcore, i can hit 3.0 on this. but higher then that. needs more. i needed 1.4 more volts to get 500 more mhz after 3.0ghz, and about 1.0 volt to get 200-300 more mhz after 3500mhz.
Hope this helps.