Originally Posted by evilferret
If you have a decent motherboard why not start your OC from scratch and find your max FSB? Put some of the stress of the OC on the motherboard and lower the settings on your CPU.
With a high FSB you can achieve higher NB freqs without the needed voltage (or at least as much).
I know it sounds like a step back but better doing this correctly than trying to troubleshoot months later.
Not sure if you missed it, use prime95 large ftt tests if you're failing after 8+ hrs in prime95. At least it'll allow you make 2 tweaks a day instead of 1.
I'm also thinking about backing down to 2400. 2600 ghz is taking 1.4v's to stay stable at 3.6 ghz (cpu) at 1.42v giving me a temp of 56 under load. CPU-NB voltages seem to effect temps much more drastically than CPU volts.
I'm almost done with my 24 hr run. And than next week I get to do it all over to find my max settings for 2400 nb freq (for my summer setting).
I had it stable using the fsb and everyone said thats retarded and why not just use the multiplier... LOL I think I'm close so I'm done starting from scratch... It's taken me 3 days of solid testing to get this far because I've been keeping tables on everything.... I think that I'll hit 3990 very soon