Alright, I will try lower vcore some. Btw I turned off all those power saving modes cause ppl say they make OC unstable. However, its always nice to save some money, any idea how much difference it is having it clock lower at times vs running perma 4.4 ghz?
I leave the power saving on unless it interferes with the overclock. Mine are all still enabled on my 2600K. All in all it saves a tiny amount of electricity. More of course if you leave your computer on 24/7.
Are you using offset mode? Or fixed voltage mode? You should use offset mode, it takes a little longer to get used to, because you don't know the exact voltage in the bios, but it will extend the life of the chip and save you money.
It's related to CPU voltage but I am really not sure how. It's an ASRock specific setting. If it boots and is stable in Prime 95 then leave it alone is the best advice I can give since I have never used an ASRock board.
About average I would guess. My 2600K is at 4.5Ghz and 1.32v. The 2600 usually needs a bit more voltage because of Hyperthreading. You are well within the safe range though. I would run Prime 95 small FFT test for 6 to 8 hours. If it passes with no errors you pretty much have a solid stable system.
You are probably right. 1.36 is still safe although going over that can start degrading your chip. 1.36 is about as high as the testers at Tom's Hardware have found you can go with no risk of electromigration. Even then it does not get bad until you get close to 1.4v.