Well, it worked and I was more than happy with 4ghz at stock voltage of 1.257. Well fast forward a bit, tried 4.1ghz and even decided to lower the voltages a bit to 1.25. This is what I'm currently running at and everything is fine. Well I figured I must have gotten an awesome chip for me to be running at 4ghz+ with an undervoltage. So I tried to go past 4.1 with a target of at least 4.4ghz. The thing is my chip does not want to go past 4.1 at all. I even tried raising the voltage significantly to like 1.5V but no luck. I made sure my ram stayed at or below 1600. Is there something else I should be adjusting in the BIOs? Maybe more voltage options? I don't understand why my chip can do great at stock or below voltages but if I try to even raise the Vcore, it won't boot. Should I just be happy at where I'm at? How can people get these things to 5ghz is beyond me.
whats the ram voltage??
Is your base clock too high?
make sure when your overclocking to increase these voltages too
CPU PLL Voltage
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage
DRAM Bus Voltage
My i7 950 is running at 4.5ghz, not sure how far the 920s go, keep in mind that your running a mid end cooler as well, temps need to be below 80 for them to go any further, otherwise the crash or throttle down. I know this cause i had the same problem before when using a cooler master 212+, upgraded to h80 watercooler, and increased a few temps. Btw 1.5volts is way to high. 1.45 tops =)