Does it matter that it's not at 5Ghz 24/7? Is there "X" amount of time your PC should be stable before doing a validation? I'm doing 4.8Ghz 24/7 at 1.3v which idles around low to mid 30s and when I game I think it gets to the 70s. I might try and lower the voltage when I'm bored and see where it stops being stable, but who knows when that'll be. I would do 4.9Ghz, but I prefer to be super stable 24/7 @ 4.8Ghz. I also think CPU-Z is reading the voltage wrong. Isn't this because of Vdroop or whatever? It's at 1.3v in BIOS. If I had a better cooler I probably could push this baby quite far ): This was crazy easy to overclock. I haven't really tweaked much. I just went with 1.3v and pushed the multiplier until it wouldn't boot and then did some stress testing to find my 24/7. She needs 1.305v to do anything past 5Ghz.
I need more guidance on what kind of voltage I can safely do for quick validations if that's a thing. I think I've read anything 1.3v and the CPU starts to degrade? But I notice recent posts show voltage like 1.5v.
nope, just stable enough to validate. your 4.8 is like 5Ghz SB. Plenty fast.
edit: there is an ivy stable club in another thread.