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Okay it just crashed. More voltage!
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Okay, I decided to set the multiplier up to 20, and leave the base clock at 185. I also up'd the voltage to 1.15V. I have a question about the CPU VTT Voltage. Do I leave it at the previous 1.25? Or should I change it to something higher?

The 185 BLCK with the 20x multi brings it up to 3.7GHz.
RAM's still clocked at 1480MHz.
Running Prime now.
Don't touch VTT until you start to get errors. If you see a BSOD x124 error, that's most likely your VTT. Pump it up one notch then try again.

Prime is a good tool for testing your OC. The only downside is it takes a LONG time. I like LinX. There's also Intel Burn Test (IBT).

How hot are you getting now?
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Okay, so temps on the cores are all hovering around 55C. I'm just curious as Core #0 is hovering at 58C. Is it normal to have one core marginally hotter than the others? Or am I going to have do a reseat of my cooler with a reapplication of the TIM?
Totally normal.
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IMO, go straight for 4ghz. 20x200 @ 1.3v. Run IBT and post your temps after 5 runs or so.
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Okay, thanks for the input.
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I shall do that in a second with the IBT. I'm gonna Prime it for half an hour with VCore at 1.175V. I'm hoping this stays stable for the moment. Sort of having a competition with my friend on seeing if I can beat his 3.75GHz OC on an i7 920. He says he'll give me a medal!
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also, if you board won't post, it is likely VTT.

When i use Dice on my GD80 1156 setup, VTT/chipset is probably the hardest thing to find a sweet spot.

Keep qpi at arround 7000mhz

on your 45nm chip, up to 1.45v core is considered safe. 80c is about as high as you want to go.
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also, if you board won't post, it is likely VTT.

When i use Dice on my GD80 1156 setup, VTT/chipset is probably the hardest thing to find a sweet spot.

Keep qpi at arround 7000mhz
Thanks!
Yeah, it does post, but it crashed at 1.15V VCore in Prime, now its at 1.175VCore and so far its stable. Pretty decent temps too. I had a weird problem on my old rig with a Q6600 on a 680i. It would run Prime fine for 8 hours or so, but if I went into CoD4 at all, it'd just splurge on me and die. I'm hoping the i5 doesn't do the same.
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i never worked with 775 so i cant really help you there.

1.175 is REALLY REALLY LOW. I am impressed.

just keep pushing it. If it crashes in games and not prime, it is probably not a vcore isse
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i never worked with 775 so i cant really help you there.

1.175 is REALLY REALLY LOW. I am impressed.

just keep pushing it. If it crashes in games and not prime, it is probably not a vcore isse
Thanks! Yeah, I've stuck with going for low VCore's as much as possible now because of the old 775's.
I'm just gonna let it go through all the FFT length's then bump up the clock again.

Will do, and will keep this updated!
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