Originally Posted by trimak;13415185
Damn, I thought I had seen others stable at 4.4GHz so I wanted this also. I am going to try 1.575 as I have done this voltage before and see if it's stable and if it is then I will decide to keep it like that or not. what sort of risk am i taking by going above 1.5 and as far as 1.6?
Also how much would unsteady power disrupt my overclock. because I live in a fairly rundown house, might it be a good idea to get a UPS for better overclock?
You're risking an early death of your chip with more voltage. Honestly, I've ran up to 1.675v through my Athlon II quad. I'm personally not afraid of more voltage. But its up to you ultimately. If you feel comfortable degrading your chip early, then by all means go for it.
Just keep your temperatures below 55*C, and you're good to go honestly.
Unsteady power could be a problem. But given the PSU you have, it would be unlikely, since your PSU has filters in it to avoid that problem. A UPS wouldn't hurt anything though.