Originally Posted by busa
You can put 1.525(as per intel) and up to 1.7 or more depending on your cooling. On air with your cooler I wouldn't go any higher. I have never liked zalman coolers. Good for quiet....just ok for cooling.
Your cpu will start to throttle itself at 67 or so....your getting close. Also check the AS5(if you used it...if not...do so.) because you should be getting better temps than you are. Try reaplying it and re-seating the heatsink.
Originally Posted by Mndlfox
Can you really push the vcore to 1.7 on water? without damage? or long term problems?
Originally Posted by FiveofCups
Thanks for all the responses. You guys have been a great help. I am going to keep it at 4ghz and 1.51 so it will be prime95 stable. I guess I will just have to get used to 60c load temps. Once the as5 sets in they should go down a couple degrees and while playing games I don't think I'll get as hot as prime95.