Originally Posted by veedubfreak
I know when i run my quad at stock speeds i can undervolt it pretty easily. Also if you havent already, make sure you are setting the voltage manually. When left on auto the board always uses too much voltage so you will end up running hotter than you would with manual voltage. Try setting it to 9x300 and setting the CPU voltage to 1.2V. Then keep an eye on your temps and stability. Adjust as needed.
Hmmm weird I was always under the impression that you needed more vcore ( aka voltage? ) to overclock but you guys are telling me the boards default setting gives it too much voltage and I can actually lower the voltage and still raise the fsb? If I raise the fsb and theres not enough voltage what are the side effects? Isn't it safer for me to just raise the fsb and keep it at stock voltage.
Ive very hesitant to touch the vcore because I don't know what its currently set at since the p35 ds3r mobo doesnt report it it just says automatic. CPU Z reports it as constantly changing from like 1.152 v to 1.2 v so I don't know how accurate that is...