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Hey guys. Ready to try my hand at a modest 4.5GHz OC. I just need to know two things: should I use manual voltage, offset, or is it personal preference? Also, what increments in volts should I decrease the Vcore by to get closer to a cooler OC? Plus, how long should I run Prime blend tests for while attempting to lower my Vcore? There's no doubt that my final blend test will have to be 12 hours to join the club.

I like the idea of offset voltage overclocking. It allows you to get the super fast speeds and take advantage of power saving features. The main advantage to the method is that when your idlle or when your doing light surfing ect your computer will drop to 1.6ghz and around 1v. This will bring its power consumption to a very small amount as well as its heat production, With the NHd14 cooler I am getting room temps at idle. I believe that you may be able to get a higher sustained overclock using manual voltage. My chip in the last week seems to have become a bit less stable so I am dropping to 4.9 until I get some time to see if I can straighten it out at 5. I am perfectly stable at 4.9 but I wont be submit until I have my highest possible stable overclock. Far as voltage adjustment the smaller the increment the better. Start with .005 if you have time if not go with .010 adjustments. If you do decide to use offset overclocking make sure not to use the auto setting as it can overvolt processors (50 multiplier on auto offset voltage gave me 1.65v). Just toss in + .005 and see what it boots at and go from there.
    
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Thanks munaim1!

By the way i'd like to thank you (and all the contributors of course) for doing this. Your data base is a real reference point and shows how these chips can overclock in the real world...the whole internet is flooded with guys and gals claiming they are "stable" at ridiculous high frequencies, low Vcore and low temps.

In fact this thread was the reason i registered in the first place...i was browsing trying to find out the frequency, Vcore and temp range for these chips... wink.gif

So once again, thank you Sir! thumb.gif

Next target is the 5Ghz...uhhhhmmmm....maybe... wink.gif
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thanks for the update to the munaim1... but u added an e to my name. its amunfortex u have amunefortex. no urgency about it im sure ur really busy
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I used to run like that, but rather than have BSODs, I'd just get sneaky HDD corruption. Music files that have been there for years suddenly skip around like a scratched CD, .jpgs that would fail to open, .exes that would lose their icons mysteriously, but still run fine..... I used to think it was windows being windows, but every single one of these sorts of problems vanished after I took the time to fiddle around in the BIOS and stabilise things.
What I'm trying to say is, I think these subtle instabilities cause more problems than people give them credit for, and most people seem to underestimate the greatness of a fully stable system smile.gif

The file corruption is why my 'media' folder is read only on my server. even under normal circumstances they can get corrupted so i took care of it. Also seems to me like you care about the longevity of your windows installation more then i ever have. Still trying to get my 2600k 100% stable at 4.6. seems to keep getting rounding errors at the 6 hour point. maybe its alive but not so well afterall. trying two ticks more dimm voltage now =)

if that dont work i guess i could try upping the pll voltage to 1.7v again other then that i guess it might be time to pull out the extra 8 gb of ram and give it a shot, maybe the 2600k cant handle it
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Well i got my sandy all setup so far i been playing with 4700 and 4800 but 4800 seems to need 1.43 vcore to pass linx over 5 passes. Still trying to fine tune how much volts 4700 needs i thought it needed 1.36 but then it started failing linx.
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Overall I feel my 4.6Ghz @ 1.29v is stable. I've got some fine tuning of course to knock out a few errors that poke up. But I'm gonna install the H90 with Duel 90mm first. Because my SpinQ is not gonna allow much more.
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Overall I feel my 4.6Ghz @ 1.29v is stable. I've got some fine tuning of course to knock out a few errors that poke up. But I'm gonna install the H90 with Duel 90mm first. Because my SpinQ is not gonna allow much more.

not fair... i'm at 1.37.. about at 4.6 ghz :[
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Ouch, I seem to have gotten a golden chip. Well, atleast for now it's looking good. But I'll keep yall posted. I can pass IBT 10 rounds without error, and ran prime for 2 hours and had core 1 stop testing. Again, I need to fine tune it. But I feel confident I nearly have it locked in.
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Ouch, I seem to have gotten a golden chip. Well, atleast for now it's looking good. But I'll keep yall posted. I can pass IBT 10 rounds without error, and ran prime for 2 hours and had core 1 stop testing. Again, I need to fine tune it. But I feel confident I nearly have it locked in.

You got a long way to go before your golden! rolleyes.gif
 
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