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I've been getting back into overclocking the CPU a bit (No need to OC the GPU, I don't play any games the HD3870 can't handle.) And I was just wondering if there were any tips/useful info I should know, it's currently at 433x9.5 (4.11Ghz), but 421x9.5 (4Ghz) was 3 or 4 hour OCCT 3.1 stable. I read into the threads about this board, upped the CPU Termination (?) voltage by .1v, vcore is at 1.35, max for this CPU, as I've read is 1.45, LLC OFF so vcore at idle via CPU-Z is 1.28v, at load OCCT reports it as low as 1.265. I'm honestly amazed at what I've done, load temps go no higher then 69c on Core 1, no higher than 65c on Core 2, and I'm sure it will go higher, oh, E0 stepping, as well. And I will be running OCCT while I'm at work, to make sure this OC is stable I've got it at now.

In short, any useful tips/info I should know about this board/CPU combo when overclocking? I've read the thread on this board that's on here somewhere.

Thanks!
    
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This thread is full of info and tweakers:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ers-guide.html

Shoot for 4.5 if you want a challenge and have the cooling. 4.2-4.3 should be within range if you can do 4.1 with 1.35V.
Edited by 2thAche - 4/19/11 at 2:49pm
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