^You can definitely go higher on your stock cooler, just keep an eye on the temps.
If more Vcore isn't helping your BSOD go away, then try adding a little IMC voltage. What's the stop code for the BSOD? It should show something like 0000000124 or 00000000101, etc.
Overclocking is not affected by your choice of operating system.
Originally Posted by Ste v;12138076
i have a question this might not be CPU related but sometimes when open a server list on CSS, Garrys Mod,TF2, (and when i torrent) and red orchestra my whole computer freezes i cant alt tab or ctrl alt delete. i always have to push the restart button
Hard lock is usually a RAM voltage/speed/timing issue, QPI speed issue, or VTT/IMC voltage issue.