Well i just bought a new Zalman 9500A and my fourth and fifth case fan, so now i wish to do some overclocking myself on my Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 and an 850 W Corsair Enthusiast Series
So far i have made it to 4.6 Ghz on stock voltage, which is ~ 1.42 (which i have heard is a pretty high voltage to start with) With temps Idle 15ish C and stressed around 46C
When stress testing 4.7 I immediately get core failures which i assume means raising the voltage. But when i raise the voltage by .025, HW Monitor and OCCT both report idle voltage of 1.47 and a stressed voltage of 1.52!
Apparently 5.2 is the required voltage to run this extra 100 mhz? (i doubt it)
I'm also worried about the fact that my voltage is fluctuating. This computer doesn't run 24/7 but I understand 1.52 is far too high a voltage to retain a healthy cpu lifespan.
any help with overclocking this rig is greatly appreciated