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You can overclock your cpu northbridge with a multiplier overclock as well if you don't want to mess the the reference clock. Just increase the cpu-nb multiplier and raise the cpu-nb voltage as needed.

Temps are already pretty high though. When you built your computer did you use the preapplied TIM on the hyper 212? Reseating the heatsink with good TIM could easily give you a couple degrees.
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The H70 is great for overclock (Have one myself) I am able to get 4ghz @ 1.5volts and still get max temp of 51c
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You can overclock your cpu northbridge with a multiplier overclock as well if you don't want to mess the the reference clock. Just increase the cpu-nb multiplier and raise the cpu-nb voltage as needed.

Temps are already pretty high though. When you built your computer did you use the preapplied TIM on the hyper 212? Reseating the heatsink with good TIM could easily give you a couple degrees.
TIM does not come preapplied on the Hyper 212+ but it comes with some Cooler Master TIM. I did not use it and opted for some Artic MX-3. It's a pretty good TIM in itself

What advantages would I see from overclocking my northbridge?

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The H70 is great for overclock (Have one myself) I am able to get 4ghz @ 1.5volts and still get max temp of 51c
H70 is nice but it is quite expensive. During normal day to day use, I will never push my rig to what Intel Burn Test does so in reality, do I really need to get a new cooler if I am not constantly benching?
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So I started tweaking my overclock again. I uped my FSB to 205 for a nice 3.9 GHz overclock. Seems pretty stable so far. I want to see if I can hit the magical 4.0. Should I up my multiplier to 20 or should I try 210x20 and try for a 4.2 GHz? The latter one probably won't work and I do not want to add any more voltage to the CPU. It's already maxing at 60C during IBT.

Edit. 205x19 at 1.4V failed on the 9th run of Intel Burn Test with on maximum Stress Level. I really want to try and take this to 4.0. Any pointers guys?
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