Originally Posted by randomflip
Hmm my chip is shooting up to 90+ degrees during linx at 4.8ghz 1.42 VCORE on my cooler .. that is with LLC at level 1.
I can't even get a decent overclock without LLC on, so with LLC at level 1 or 2 it gives the proc more VCORE overall right?...
The max I'm benching at the moment without LLC is 4.2ghz, that is where my wall is and I can get that stable using less than 1.3vcore with around 50+ degrees load. 4.3ghz won't even boot at the same voltages
What you have to remember is the closer you get to the chips limit, the more vcore it will need every step of the way. The problem with Sandy Bridge is the enormous clock speed increments every time you push it further. So, if your board has a ton of vdroop, loadline is preventing it from dipping to low.
That 1.42v is really high for these chips. I know you like that 4.8ghz, but you are so much safe at 4.6 and something like 1.374v...just my 2 cents.