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I managed to get 4.5GHz stable at a 1.380v v-core. What is confusing me is simply the other voltage settings (I understand the vcore, all the RAM voltages, but I'm not familiar with overclocking Intel chips as far as the other advanced CPU voltage settings go).

Anyways, based on following three different guides and reading the "safe voltages", I kept a few notches under to make sure I don't fry anything (that's one thing I always do, thanks for the concern person up above though... I wouldn't ever give it the ol' college try with a stupid amount of voltage ).

Anyways, all the power saving options (C1 and etc) were all turned off to begin with.

My max temps at 1.38v and 4.5GHz with prime95 after now 15 minutes are 59/66/68/64. I'm going to do a bit more reading, as I don't quite understand specifically two different voltage settings which I set (I just made sure I followed the safe voltage guidelines and kept them only a tiny notch above stock).

One thing I may like to try to see is if I can get my turbocore settings set to something stable and nice (say, somewhere between 4.2 and 4.4GHz). I don't want to run a 24/7 overclock with all these power saving features off (that's just for if I am running a benchmark). However, I would like to raise my turbo/max multiplier, while still maintaining low vcore/multiplier settings when idling.
    
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