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OC voltage, what to use?

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I've just Oc'ed my Q8200 to 2.8ghz with a FSB of 400x7, I want to go higher but I'm not sure how the voltages should be maintained, I want to try and reach anything above 3.0ghz
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Max volts you should put to that chip is 1.365v. Make sure your temps stay low before you jump straight to that.
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Generally you increase voltages when you're upping the clocks and start losing stability, as in the system won't post, crashes when booting windows, core's failure during stress testing.

If you're stable there's no need to increase voltages.

Pretty much try your next goal, like 425x7 and raise volts until it gets stable. You have to keep in mind voltage limits and temperature, and things like NB volts, GTL ref's, VTT etc play a factor.

Also a good idea to fill in your system specs in the User CP link at the top of the page
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Max volts you should put to that chip is 1.365v. Make sure your temps stay low before you jump straight to that.
That's to be very safe, if you can take a bit of risks , while staying relatively safe, 1.40 is the max
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