Hi, i tried searching for some relevant info regarding this, but couldn't seem to find one, so made this post. As Topic says, i'm running an Intel i7-3820 on a Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3 Motherboard.
At first, i just oc`ed it with EasyTune6, stage 2 @4.08, BCLK 102Mhz. But i start noticing that people around the web with the same cpu, got better clock. So i tried it out. Went on to youtube, found a guy with same chip and same line of MB as me, and copy hes BIOS settings. 4.4Ghz @ 1.4v, was acheived (turbo mode enabled) seemed stable after 4-5 hours of prime95. ( i did not check the temps unfortunately, which was stupid of me ) I then tried gaming some BF4 and WoW, just to see if i could see any difference. In WoW(world of warcraft) I didn't notice a thing difference, and that game is very CPU demanding (so i've heard).. In BF4 i noticed that some of the few lag spikes that i've had earlier didn't accour.. But when i logged back out and noticed the temps @ 91C! (this is with a Kraken x60 and 2x Noctua fans set to push, in an NZXT H630 Case) i paniced and reset the BIOS back to default, and i haven't touched it after that. (now at stock speed)... So.. I guess i pushed to much Volt at the chip, but the system was stable, didn't experience any errors or bluescreens at all, but 91C with a Kraken x60?? Like, that is WAY out of my comfort zone.. I guess what i'm asking is, did i run to much Volt for the assigned clock speed? what should my stable OC (aim) be with this chip and with this setup.? Best regards - Tee_k