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voltage increases worth it for nb/cpu oc?

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i can run my 955 at 3.8ghz 1.4v on load and nb at 2.8ghz 1.275v. both stable.
i lowered my cpu to 3.7ghz ~1.36 on load to try and get a nb at 3.0ghz. i'm at about 1.46v for cpu0nb and still not stable. is this voltage increase worth it for the extra 200mhz on the nb?

should i run:

3.7 ghz cpu/2.8ghz nb
3.8 ghz cpu/2.8ghz nb
3.7 ghz cpu/3.0 ghz nb (when stability is found)

going from 3.8 to 3.7ghz for cpu lowered my load temps by about 3-4 degrees so i think 3.7 is the sweet spot for me. for the nb, adding cpu-nb doesn't really increase my cpu temps like many others claim. should i go for 3 ghz nb? i know my temps are fine (~52 max on prime blend) and the max nb voltage is 1.55, but is it worth it?

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Depending what you use pc for yes. Run MaxxMem2 and see the difference it makes in just ram performance.
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You also see it when you use SSD.
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