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Been tweeking my VTT voltage and Bclk for like 2 hours now ><..
So here's the facts.
System specs are in system build in my sig.
All testing was done on a x14 multiplier.
RAM is set to a x8 multiplier from the bclk.
All power saving bios features disabled and HT enabled.
Any voltages not listed are set to "Auto."
Bclk @170mhz & VTT @1.255v stable... for the most part.
Bclk @172-200mhz & VTT @1.255v-1.310v (I have prolly tried every VTT voltage and Bclk combo possible) I don't even get into my BIOS.
As well a,
Bclk @160 & VTT @1.21 Vcore @1.152v with a x24 cpu multi & x10 RAM multi (1600mhz) with all power saving bios options enabled as well as HT enabled stable passed 6 hours of Prime95 with no errors.

My goal was to get a Bclk of 200mhz with RAM multi of x8 for 1600mhz and a cpu multi of 18-19 because I'm still rocking a stock intel heatsink/fan. x18 would be 3.6ghz x19 would be 3.8ghz. But wait haven't got there yet still at x14. which is like 2.8ghz with a 200 bclk no need to increase vcore yet, stock is 3.2ghz. Is this one of those "FSB Holes" or have i just hit my wall? A Bclk of 170mhz?? which sounds kinda low to me...
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Unless you have a top of the line high end board, most of them have a hard time getting in the 200bclk range. My Asus Rampage III Formula ($300 board) has a hard time pushing past 220 and this board was specifically designed for top end over clocking. Try to stick with uneven multipliers, that will help you much more, though a higher bclk with lower multi vs. lower bclk and higher multiplier is much harder to push with lower voltage.

I also wouldn't suggest overclocking much with the stock cooler, processor gets way too hot, not worth taking down the life span of you chip, when for $30 you could have a good cooler. Just my 2 cents, take it as you will
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Unless you have a top of the line high end board, most of them have a hard time getting in the 200bclk range. My Asus Rampage III Formula ($300 board) has a hard time pushing past 220 and this board was specifically designed for top end over clocking. Try to stick with uneven multipliers, that will help you much more, though a higher bclk with lower multi vs. lower bclk and higher multiplier is much harder to push with lower voltage.

I also wouldn't suggest overclocking much with the stock cooler, processor gets way too hot, not worth taking down the life span of you chip, when for $30 you could have a good cooler. Just my 2 cents, take it as you will
hmm yeah i know the stock cooler is a no no thats why i was keeping my vcore to relatively stock settings. I'll try a 15 multiplier and see if that makes a difference. I would imagine most high end boards have a hard time pushing 200 bclk with a 24 multi but if my 780i board could get 400+ with a 9 multi why cant the h55 do it too?
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You're comparing different technology. I'm not certain of the specifics, but these FSB's don't go as high, like none of the new CPUs will come close to the clocks managed by the old pentium 4s.
    
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