Quote:The 3820 is partally unlocked, meaning that the multi can go to 43 (4.3GHz) with stock BCLK (100Hz) and all the energy saving features remain active.
This is my 24/7 with the H100 at LOW setting to keep it quiet: http://valid.canardpc.com/2876599 4.3GHz It idles @1.030v
This CPU is a good overclocker (almost every chip can do 5GHz with the right settings) but @ Max stock TDP 130W you really need a custom loop at higher clocks. These clocks (4.6-4.7 and up) also require active VRM cooling cause the mobo has to work overtime in order to supply the CPU with stable power. VRM cooling is very important for 2011 CPUs, it can make or brake a stable overclock.
Edited by Komis - 8/2/13 at 11:01am