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I've so far done a 3.6GHz 24/7 and have hit 4.0GHz but I want to go for 4.2GHz.

What is the maximum voltage for overclocking an E5300 on air?

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1.45v is Intel's absolute maximum. Don't worry about voltage so much as watch your temps and make sure you are stable.
 

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How do your temps look in other tests like Orthos or Prime. IBT and Linx will always be higher then any other stress or any real life app.

Also, 1.36v is only the max VID. Check out this thread for some useful info on temps and voltages. http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-voltages.html
 

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First go, 4.0GHz... Temps are crazy. 85ºC Max.

Yeah the Zalman 9500 isn't very good. Try lowering the voltage at 4.0Ghz.
 

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Yeah the Zalman 9500 isn't very good. Try lowering the voltage at 4.0Ghz.

Da, my dad got me this a while ago. He's technical in the fact that he runs a business intelligence business but here is a conversation we had the other day as we looked for a new GPU for my PC:

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Dad: Right, so is the HD 5770 a good choice then?
Me: Yes, it's a good value for money card. But it's ATI so the drivers suck.
Dad: Ok, whats wrong with the HD 5970 then.
Me: Check the price.
Dad: Oh ****.
Me: Yes, now check the price of the HD 5770.
Dad: Ok, HD 5770 it is then.

 

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I keep seeing mixed answers about this sort of thing and I am going to go with the answer that made more sense to me by someone quite experienced.

on a 45nm intel processor you do not want to go over 1.37v

However, depending on your board you will need to check to see if the voltage matches what you have selected in bios. Some boards tend to lower it a bit due to bad vdroop or any other possible outcome. Either way the goal is to get your cpu stable with the least amount of voltage to help keep those temps lower than what they could potentially reach.
 
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