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Voltage too low or high on OC?/ Temperature problems?

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December 25, 2009 1:26:58 PM

I overclocked my e8400 to 3.6 ghz after installing my new glacial tech f101 heatsink and HAF 932 case. I set the voltage to 1.325 I believe, do you think that's a bit too low or high, when I got it around 1.38, my system made whining noises and froze a lot.

I've run the CPU through the gauntlet that is crysis on max settings for an hour then I played COD MW2 for like 4 hours and it seemed fine.
(side note: got a huge increase in FPS from doing this)


I want to ramp it up to around 4ghz later on and I am also wondering if that voltage would be safe for that, I know this sounds petty but I don't really like messing around with voltages, I have a bad taste in my mouth from my first ever OC a few months ago where I got the blue screen of death and a memory dump.
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December 25, 2009 1:33:07 PM

well you gotta bump it up incrementaly, you cant just go from stock all the way up to 1.4.

every time you get a BSOD then bump up the vcore a little bit until it becomes unstable.
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December 25, 2009 1:41:29 PM

should I leave it at the voltage I have now for the 3.6ghz clock.
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December 25, 2009 4:00:23 PM

Intel's recommended max voltage is 1.3625 volts. Absolute max voltage is 1.45 volts. So you have some room to go.
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December 26, 2009 2:51:29 AM

ok, so what I have now is safe then

thanks for the input
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December 29, 2009 12:20:38 PM

This is a reboot of my old thread, it is still related. recently, my 3.6ghz OC went BSOD, so I tried to OC again but my computer would no longer boot, then I tried it at a 1700fsb, and no boot, then at 1500 fsb and no boot (default FSB is 1333). so i went back to stock. I checked how my temps were with core temp and it said that my C0 has a range of 26-34 celcius and that c1 is always at 36. is this odd that the temperature never changes and should my c0 temp have a greater range?

any comments would be helpful but please be gentile, i'm fine at putting the thing together but I'm still new at software configuration.
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