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Overclocking an i7 960

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May 26, 2012 2:44:47 PM

If I want to overclock to 4.2GHz what types of voltages should I be looking at for a good safe/stable overclock?

my rig is

ASUS Rampage iii Formula Motherboard
Intel i7 960 @ 3.2 GHz stock
Corsair H70 cooler
12GB of Corsair Dominator RAM
EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB



would something like this be okay?
CPU Voltage 1.4375
CPU PLL 1.812 on auto

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a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2012 2:56:29 PM

That CPU voltage is too high! The manufacturer (Intel) rates the max voltage at 1.375 V
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a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2012 3:32:32 PM

I am running my i920 at 4010MHz with 1.264v. So I would expect you to be able to reach around this with lower than 1.4375. At that voltage you will have very large heat issues and damage the cpu.
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May 26, 2012 3:45:19 PM

is QPI/DRAM 1.375 okay?
Tried a lower CPU voltage and got BSOD . Not sure what I need to do next.
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