Originally Posted by BennyV04988
What card do you have?
I have an 8800gt, sorry I for some reason didnt catch your question. haha.
well it looks like I'm at a standstill..
I hit 4.0 with 1.38 Volts
NB = 1.37v
Ram = 1.9v @ 880 MHZ
Since the e8400 chip apparently degrades 10-fold when over 1.3625 volts, I decided to just keep it at as low as possible.
As of right now I'm idling 31C @ 3.8 1.31v
With all of this being said I have a few questions:
I discovered something called a 'vdroop' (im still new at oc.) Well when I set my volts to 1.38 for instance, when I restart and go back into bios in 'Hardware monitoring' It's idling at a 1.31 volts. My motherboard is a p5e with the 602 bios update.
I really want to go further than 3.8 safely, does anyone know a way I can do that? Temperature for sure is NOT holding me back, (unless bios is wrong, can anyone recommend a program? Everest isn't showing it.) the only thing I believe is holding me back is my CPU volts.
I'd really love some help, and if anyone can help me reach 4.0 or even 4.5ghz It'd be well appreciated.