Sweet! Thanks Viking! I got the clock speed to be stable at 8-8-8-20. With 1.6 volts for dram. However, I was messing with the Vcore and at the moment its at 1.27 since 1.25 gave me a bluescreen... What do you think a good voltage would be at?
Oh! And my cpu is at 4.36 at the moment!!! Hahahaha seems like ram was the issue....
Hey! So at the moment my CPU is at 27 C. That's at Idle of course, ionno what its at with full stress. But I'm pretty sure it doesn't go over 50... It says my CPU Vcore is at 1.29.. Weird, even though I set it at 1.275 in bios it says in CPUID its at 1.29.... Oh well. Dram is at 1.67 volts... Thats a little high, but then again the sticks that I did purchase say that in regular voltage they run at 1.6.
I'm using CPUID. I'm a little worried.. Seems my DRAM is a little high... It's at 1.69 Volts
G.SKILL PI 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI
1.69v isn't going to hurt the Ram, DDR3 can take up to 2.0+ volts and be fine, I don't recommend it tho, but you will need to watch the temps of the ram, even with heatsinks on the ram they can sometime run hotter then without the heatsinks, Only way to test the temps is with a temp gun of some sort.
My ram stock v is 1.5v and I had them at 1.74v to run Prime95, never even hurt it, and the heatsinks on mine really don't work well, lol
^Now I got that out of the way.
Most of the time you only want to clock 1 thing at a time, like just CPU, if you do raise the FSB lower the ram speed so that you know that the ram won't potentially make your CPU unstable, I Don't know much about OCing the i7's as I own AMD, but I do Know ram can hinder an overclock making you think that the CPU is to blame, on both platforms.