So I recently built a new computer and decided to overclock it. After finding out that one of the bios's on the mobo is fubar (I change settings and they never save in bios) I switched over to the bios that does allow me to make changes. After a few trial and error runs and some prime95 testing I ended up with 100x46 for 4600mhz so far. When I tried x47 it would boot into windows but would fail stress testing in p95 after about the 5th test in. Upon watching temps for a bit I was a bit concerned they are a bit high especially having a h100i installed running the fans on max...I used the thermal paste pad the h100i had on it when it came...should I scrape this off and put on Artic Silver 5? Also I know I didn't mess with the vcore settings I believe they are still on auto....might try and see if I can't get that lower than the 1.4 its at. After attempting multiple times to try and lower the vcore the most I could was down to 1.37...well in bios its set to 1.40 but in windows its 1.37 any lower and the system goes unstable however temps dropped a little bit..seeing them between 81 to 86. Idle temps are low 30's though.
edit:inserted pictures showing idle temps and load temps after manually setting vcore
Edited by MadMan, 01 April 2013 - 05:26 AM.