Originally Posted by Casey Ryback
I see. basically any OC'd PC will benefit from NB overclock though because it also controls your RAM, it's up to you though.
Maybe your chip needs 1.5125-1.5250 CPU Voltage to get over 4Ghz?
keep a really close eye on temps
bit risky though, you could try it though just to see if it works,
check idle temps, run PRIME95 BLENDS, if it goes over 50 in the first tests forget it and drop the voltage back.
If you are confident it'll be okay let it keep going until it hits the CPU intensive tests 8k,10k etc keeping real close eye on temps when it gets to these.
good luck be careful if you do it!
Thanks. I'm learning more from this one thread in a day than I've managed to learn in weeks trying to read without actually doing it at the same time.
I'd like to save going over 1.5v but the thing is my temps seem TOO good to be true. The highest recorded on Core temp was 31 C. I never did any stress testing though that's just in it's typical media center use.
Any thoughts about those temps? I do have the H-50 which I understood would be about as good as a high end air cooler but I enjoy it since it's much quieter and it gave me an easy way to learn the basics of watercooling. I also did not want to do any maintenance on the cooling system at all. Next build I would consider doing a "real" watercooling setup, but honestly I am so impressed with the H-50 overall that I am not sure why I'd bother.