Like it says in the title, I am looking for opinions on the maximum safe voltage I can run on my P5E3 Premium motherboard. I am currently running (3) 40mm fans strapped to the NB heatsink, but since this board doesn't report chipset temps, I am kinda nervous about my current Vmch setting (1.61v). I have tried less, but running the 9x mutiplyer to reach 4.0ghz at 450mhz FSB, required a bump from 1.57v when I was running at 3.8ghz. Adding to the load is the fact that I am running 2x2gb OCZ reaper memory, and believe me, I have tried reducing the Vmch, but the system becomes unstable when I do.
For anyone interested, I am running PL7 and the CLOCK TWISTER on STRING, as STRONGER made almost no difference in benchmarks. I really am interested to know who high some of you have run an X38 or X48 board for an extended period of time with or without board failures. Then I can decide if I should back it down to 3.8ghz
Thanks for the input. Are you running 4gb of memory? I was disappointed, for sure to need that kind of voltage for 450mhz FSB. The thing is, every time I hear people running about the same mem speed, and CPU speed as me, thye usually have a 2x1gb config, which is a, easier load for the NB. Also, what PL (performance level and clock twister settings are you running? Thanks!
Any sugestions on what to overclock a q6600 to speeds to match a 3870X2 to lessen bottlenecks? Also, what can I overclock 1000Mhz HyperX to?
I also plan on running air cooling, maybe with case side panel off.