Originally Posted by kleptodathief
^ props on that 3.6ghz @ only 1.296v! my cpuz reads 1.352 and bios is 1.38125v
how much voltage can u do @ 4ghz?
Once I get past ~3.6ghz I have to start giving it significant voltage increases just for nominal increases in clockspeeds, so I doubt I could get the chip stable @ 4ghz whilst staying within Intel recommended voltage settings. Though it IS tempting to try, I can't afford to replace this right now so the last thing I want to do is damage it with stupid volts. I think I might give 1.4v in the BIOS a try though, because after Vdroop it should still be below the recommended 1.3625v.
Edit: Well I set it 1.4v in the BIOS and 4ghz failed to boot into Windows but 3.96ghz managed it just fine, gives me a voltage of 1.36v after Vdroop once under load, so still within spec. which is nice. I'll check if its stable in a moment.
All in all it looks like I've got a pretty tasty chip on my hands. I have a feeling it was the high FSB that stopped 4ghz as 345 is the highest stable setting I've managed in the past. I'll try it with a higher multiplier next time and see if that sorts it out.
Edit 2: Well its running OCCT just fine so I'm going to ahve another shot at 4ghz, wish me luck.Edited by brain_stew - 11/20/08 at 8:10am