Originally Posted by H969
LOL, yup up to 3.6 is easy, most will do it on stock Vcore, mine will go 3.8 on stock, and boot, but not stable had a BSOD @24.5 hrs!!! small F's.
The idle temps should settle right down in under 5 min, once you stop running all 4 cores @ 100%
If it does not want to cool down on that low voltage you are using, you might want to re seat your H70.
Keep a close eye on your voltages and temps all the time, CPUZ will show what your Vcore is running different than what you plugged into your bios, if you plugged 1.18V and cpuz is showing 1.78 or 1.79 then you might have too bump it to get it to run at the 1.18.
Oh and make a log and wright down all your settings, it is easy to forget after a few days
Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I'm good with the 3.6 as I really don't need much more than that. Having the 8 cores really helps me with the rendering/CAD so the speed is just a bonus. I also set a rule for myself that I would keep my 100% load under 60 so this is as high as I go for now. Once I actually get some fans back in the case it's another story...
The H70 seating is real nice as far as I can tell. It kept it at 30 or so on stock and within the 30sec it will drop the full load 60 down to 42-43. Within a minute or two its back down to 38. That's the one big difference that I have noticed between it and my old 212+. The H70 may hold the same idles, but its loads and recovery are beastly.