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I've tried overclocking my i7-970, first of all I've disabled all the settings in BIOS that might stand in the way of a successfull OC such as:

* Turbo-boost
* Spread Spectrum
* C1E
* And the other auto-feature-thingies

Anyways, I made a successfull OC to 4.0Ghz using 160x25, but the 25 was "yellow" in my BIOS which afaik indicates that it's not using 160x25 anywhere else than when I am in the OS.

But I forgot to disable C1E and once I did, the computer wasn't stable anymore, you might ask why I disabled it, because of temperatures.

When I am on stock speeds 133x24 and have "auto" on the vcore offset ( special thing on my MSI-motherboard ) I never reach above 58 celcius with my D14 Noctua cooling setup. This use 1.152v.

But when I OC:ed I had the vcore set to standard + 0.130v which means ~1.3v to 1.35v and the temperatures went up to ~78 celcius.

My question is, what am I doing wrong here? I might need a guide or two on how to OC from start, because I just jumped up to 4Ghz and started tweaking stuff, which afaik a lot of you guys might kick me in the head for..

Any advice on how I can bring my i7-970 to 4Ghz/4.5Ghz on my D14, still have it quite and below 75 celcius?

Oh and Marry Christmas
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I'm like ten degrees cooler when im in windows than bios. i know that doesn't help much considering our totally different systems, but what's your temp reading in windows?
you could try lowering your voltage slightly. you could also try lowering your ram speed. that at least helped me with instability
Edited by SalisburySteak - 12/23/10 at 1:59am
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Core Temp says ~78 celcius under full load when I am on 4Ghz@~1.35v and 3.2Ghz@1.15v I get about 58 celcius on full load. Testing with Prime95.

By the way, can you use Prime95 to detect if it is a CPU or RAM issue? Maybe I need to run some other RAM-test before I try Prime.
Edited by frW - 12/23/10 at 12:11pm
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