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About a month ago, I built my SB rig and so far I've been satisfied with the results. I haven't done any overclocking until recently and I used B!0HaZard's guide as a reference. Right now I sit at 4.3GHz (1.27 vcore) and no issues after 2.5 hours of Prime95. (I know some will recommend longer, which I'll do when I don't need to use my PC )

Here's where I have some questions:
When I load up CPU-Z, it shows the vcore at 1.264 (I've heard it can be a little offset especially with these MSI P67 boards) when idle. After I load Prime95 blend, the core voltage can increase up to ~1.31. Is it just me or does that seem to be a little much of a fluctuation between voltages?

Also, I want to check up on my temps. I'm getting idle temps in the low-mid 30's with the Thermaltake Frio and max in Prime95 was 75*C from the time I was testing. I feel like I should be getting a little lower temps. Do you think they are alright or should they be a little lower? (Ambient temp is about 75*F)

I just want to get these questions out of the way before I proceed to overclock to about 4.5-4.6 as my final.

Thanks for any help!
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New SB Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K MSI P67A-GD55 MSI N460GTX Hawk 1GB 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ASUS DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP w2007 
PowerCase
Corsair TX650W Cooler Master 690II Advanced 
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