i7 6800k extremely poor OC capabilities (4ghz)

I have had my 6800k for about 6 months now and it's a great CPU and all, but one thing that has always bothered me about it is the abysmal OC i can get on it. So far i have only been able to get it to 4ghz stable, with a voltage of 1.3v. Anything above 4ghz BSOD's under load. I have tried taking the voltage up to 1.375 but at this point it's not even worth it. My temperatures barely exceed 60C under prime95 26.6 on 4ghz.

As i'm not really an OC pro, if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. I am aware that it could just be a bad chip but this is so bad i'm thinking there must be something i could do to improve it.

i7 6800k
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon (latest bios)
Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000mhz 32gb
Corsair RM750

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    Broadwell-E is known for poor overclockability. Seems you've been rather unlucky. Not much to do about it other than stay on 4 GHz.
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