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I was figuring that 1.4v was the max for the i5 so I kinda didn't want to use that for any everyday OC. I am able to get stable at that vCore even on auto.

Anyway, I just completed stability testing on my rig at 3.8GHz - did 20 runs of IBT max memory size, 50 runs at standard size, OCCT for 3 hours and Prime "blend" for 8 plus played a bunch of games . Can we say time consuming? Machine runs very nicely and temps even with IBT were reasonable. I have an extra 8 gigs (4GBx2) of RAM on the way so my machine will be 12 gigs with all 4 slots occupied. I think I'll wait until I have those installed to do any more testing. From the reading I've done, OCing with all 4 slots occupied is more difficult. Need the RAM for Photoshop and Premiere though.

Like I mentioned before, the difference between 3.8 and 4 GHz seems pretty negligible from the few real-world tests I've done with my usual software. Seems like nowadays, the role of the CPU has been diminished, especially with games and video encoding where the GPU has taken up a considerable part of the workload. For games, 2.6GHz and 3.8-4 GHz made no difference at all and CUDA is still many times faster than CPU encoding/transcoding for the apps that can use it. Fine by me since it's much easier to upgrade a GPU than a motherboard, CPU and RAM everytime Intel decides to change to yet another socket/chipset combo...I'm looking at you Sandy Bridge.
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