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Hi,i have been able to get my rig up 3.8Ghz but the Vcore is only set at 1.36v.

I have the multi set at 19 and all the other settings are the same.

I ran Prime95 on blend for 5 hours with no errors with temps of around 58c max 60c.

Is this right or am i doing something wrong as it seemed to easy as i have read other people having to use a higher vcore to get there.confused.gif
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Sounds to me like you just lucked out with a CPU with high overclockability.
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Nice!
Try running Prime95 overnight and see if it's still stable. Sometimes 5 hours isn't enough.
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5 hours Prime stable pretty much tells the story. If your real paranoid, let it run for 12+. Man, if it passes that, your pretty much golden.

There are other stability tests, but for me, Prime was usually good enough. Although I've had them pass Prime then crash Folding within minutes. But your chip sounds pretty nice.

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so i just got a lucky chip then, cool. wonder i f can get it to 4Ghz, might try when i get the H70.

Thanks heaps.
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Wait til you get a better cooler before you try for 4 smile.gif

Decent chip though. Whats your NB at?
    
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If you mean the CPU-NB its at 2600Mhz on stock volts, i read on this site that anything above that speed it wont like it/no gains so have left it at that.
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I also read that the board i have is good for OC'ing so maybe that is helping too.
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Originally Posted by full_force1986;12479054 
If you mean the CPU-NB its at 2600Mhz on stock volts, i read on this site that anything above that speed it wont like it/no gains so have left it at that.

Wherever you read that they're wrong, the gains might taper off depending on your ram, but there will always be gains.
    
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;12479082 
Wherever you read that they're wrong, the gains might taper off depending on your ram, but there will always be gains.

This, for sure.

Plenty to be had in a healthy NB overclock. Download and run MaxxMEM if you need to see the gains visually. In fact, I've experienced more gains in system response with NB overclocks versus CPU overclocks. OC'ing the CPU gets work done faster, but you still have to shuffle all that data in and out of the RAM.

The formula for sweet spot on the NB is:

Base Ram Speed X 3.33 = NB, but you'll still see gains beyond that. Eventually they taper off and its not worth going further until you OC your RAM further, or buy faster RAM to begin with. Seeing as how your CPU is doing so well, your CPU-NB might get pretty far on low volts too. See how far you can get with 1.2v on the CPU-NB. Failures here will manifest themselves as rounding errors in Prime95. It wont usually BSOD the system, but rather just error out and quit running Prime.

And make sure you've found your lowest RAM timings too, you'll get good response improvements if you can manage to lower your CAS Latency any.

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