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I have a P5Q mobo, couldn't afford anything better
Cooled with cooler in my sig


It takes a whole 1.375V to get 4Ghz..
is there other stuff I should be turning on/off in the bios?
People get to 4ghz with just 1.3V while I need to go over the safe limit..
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every chip is different. not all are equal.

Just because someone else got 4.0 with 1.3v doesn't mean you can. If its stable with that voltage I wouldn't worry because its safe for 24/7 use.
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Ah okay. so nothing really to adjust? (turning speedstep off, RAM voltage, etc etc?)


I'm getting 27 degrees on idle 48 on load so just makes me feel I can get more out of my $200
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Originally Posted by xwinx View Post
Ah okay. so nothing really to adjust? (turning speedstep off, RAM voltage, etc etc?)


I'm getting 27 degrees on idle 48 on load so just makes me feel I can get more out of my $200
I'm sure there is other stuff you can adjust, but have you stress tested it yet? Also those are great temps
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I'd take speedstep off that usually helps in general
    
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I'd take speedstep off that usually helps in general
okay I'll try that.


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Originally Posted by chavez885 View Post
I'm sure there is other stuff you can adjust, but have you stress tested it yet? Also those are great temps
yeah, my current configuration I Prime95 for 24 hours straight, no errors

But if I push it up any higher Prime will fail on me.
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