I just received a new D0 stepping 920 and will begin the process of overclocking this evening. I have identified the following goals:
Run ~ 3.33 GHz w/ Turbo enabled. (Simulating a 975)
Fully utilize my DDR-3 1600 (7-7-7-24) OCZ RAM - i.e. no 1066 speeds and no CL8 operation.
Do it all with as low of voltage as possible to maintain stability (8+ hour Prime95)
Currently CPU-Z shows the following voltages under Auto on my P6T MB:
When running at x12 under speedstep: 0.983 V
When running at x20 under load: 1.14V
I am hoping to get some feedback from the Forum here as to the lowest voltages (CPU, Uncore, QPI/DRAM, etc.) you have achieved both under Stock speeds and OCed.
I know each chip is different but any data as a guideline will help. Thanks in advance.
There is very little reason to decrease the voltage of the chip when overclocking. I was wondering why exactly are you doing this? All it will do is add less heat. MORE voltage will make it MORE stable.
And less heat is very good isn't it?
Me for example, at stock my processor runs at 2.8 (turbo enabled) with 1.25V as you should know... overclocking it i reached 3.2 stable with 1.0625V... and i droped like 5 or 6 ºC even running a 24% overclock