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Let's see what I come up with. I have a few small fans. This might be interesting due to space restrictions!
I have that exact same rig I've currently got running in my media server. I've tried 3 different X2 555's in it and neither would POST with the cores unlocked. Got what I paid for I guess and what I'd do if I were you is to make sure that you have a side cover fan blowing cool ambient outside air directly on the VRM's and you'll be fine. No offense, but you are running that dirt cheap board in that case with that PSU?
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Sold the Sandy Bridge setup and kept everything else. Needed some money. :-(

But, this is fun! Some people cannot hit 4.1 let alone do it at this low of voltage. Eventually I will get a new board that can at least take DDR3 and AM3+. Waiting for more selection.
 
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4.2GHz run @ 1.392v forthcoming.....
 
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4.2GHz took 1.408v. I am pretty surprised at the X4 performance. No signs of a bad core here. What a great buy this turned out to be. $89 Quad that oc's like a champ. More is on the way tomorrow.

 
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post #65 of 108
That's a great chip. 4.2ghz a tick past stock voltage is damn good. I need 1.46v to get my 4ghz stable.
    
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This gets scarier and scarier by the moment and yet I'm applauding you for it
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Yeah, I am done with X4 for now. I will post pics of what I come up with for my heatsink and air solution. After that is done, I will do more testing.
 
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Nice, I need 1.52v to get mine stable at 4.2ghz. I can't go much higher due to temps and voltage.

That could hit 5ghz on air, as a quad, for an amazing price to performance ratio.

EDIT: Obviously not on that motherboard lol.
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Nice, I need 1.52v to get mine stable at 4.2ghz. I can't go much higher due to temps and voltage.

That could hit 5ghz on air, as a quad, for an amazing price to performance ratio.

EDIT: Obviously not on that motherboard lol.

Crazy! I looked at alot of posts from other people about this chip and everyone's voltage is so much higher.

I took the cover off and starred at the mosfets for about 5 minutes and kept telling myself, "What a tight area to do anything in!" and "Why the heck am I putting any money or time into this crappy board?"

Truth is, I don't need any more power though. I play sports and racing games if I ever do play games. At 3.2GHz, everything works fine.
 
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Crazy! I looked at alot of posts from other people about this chip and everyone's voltage is so much higher.

I took the cover off and starred at the mosfets for about 5 minutes and kept telling myself, "What a tight area to do anything in!" and "Why the heck am I putting any money or time into this crappy board?"

Truth is, I don't need any more power though. I play sports and racing games if I ever do play games. At 3.2GHz, everything works fine.
Exactly, don't risk it.

Just wait for am3+ boards to arrive, then get one of them whenever you wanna/need to upgrade again.

The good thing is that when you update your mobo you will be able to push that CPU to at least 4.6ghz quad.
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