So after my CPU pins have been bent I've purchased the latest motherboard available at that time and got myself a weird combo (before was the P8Z68). It has some different options and what not and I'm not sure I'm doing everything right or to the best of it. I would like to hear if any of you have some suggestions I might try to optimize the overcloking build (so far it's stable)?
All of these programs are free. Download them all then open them so they are all running at the same time.
Then run a test in intel burn test and watch your voltage(cpu-z) and your temps(coretemp)
Note: If you get anywhere near 1.45 volts before you start your test, don't start a test. Go back and lower voltage in the BIOS first. 1.4v is already higher than I would run for any chip I intended to keep longer than a year.
If your temps get near 80C, stop the test.
An ideal overclock would be voltage below 1.38v and temps under 75C. (Under full load...intel burn test.)
Okay! With that change it seems quite stable! Running 4.8 @ 1.38v (Prime95 - 14hours) I'll try to lower it even more, to see how low it can get or even boost the multiplier. Many days of testing ahead...