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Does this mean i am reaching my chip's multiplier wall?

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I've been able to do 5 ghz pretty easily without having to excessively pour an obscene amount of volts into it. However if i try stress testing anything above 5ghz... the amount of volts needed for full stability seems to sky rocket. Something around ~1.5.

Why do i need such a big bump in voltage for a measly increase of 100mhz? Does it mean i am reaching this particular chips wall?

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Normally that means you are hitting a sort of wall, not really a limit, but a wall that makes your voltages jump a ton.
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Yeah normally a CPU takes a bunch more to get higher clocks at a certain point for example, my 955 can do 4ghz fully stable at 1.4 but then it takes like 1.5 to get it to be stable at 4.2.
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