It did boot, left it in windows for at least 5 mins, idle temps went up to 55C an increase of 8C from 3.2GHz, when I ran prime 95, the temps went up to 85C and rising, @3.2GHz the temps were about 75C running prim95
Originally Posted by Tatty_One
C0 stepping 920's came in a huge variety of binning quality, I had one until 2 month's ago that I ran 24/7 at 4.1gig with HT on but with very good Air, many were just hot!
I too would suggest better cooling, however you should still be able to get 3.6gig out of that cooler (if not already, get another 120mm fan on so you have a dual push/pull setup), my suggestions to acheive 3.6gig would be firstly (I am assuming you are getting a 21x multiplier with your Turbo enabled, and therefore EIST is enabled and you have your windows power setting to "performance"?), use NO AUTO settings for key voltages, instead.......
1. Set BClk to 172
2. Set VCore to 1.3V
3. Set QPI/VTT to 1.3V
4. Set QPI to auto (if not already)
5. leave RAM on auto at this stage but manually set voltage to one increment above specs (this should show as a 2:8 multi in CPU-Z)
6. Set uncore to twice the speed of your ram (you will see the speed when you select the multi) Do not leave on auto.
7. Enable Load line Callibration (not auto)
7. leave other volts to auto for time being.
If it boots, leave it 5 minutes in windows, then startup Realtemps and check idle temps...... then get back and report. If you use the "optimised" overclock settings, they will often pump in far more voltage than is actually required, instability is often with these chips not jus down to voltage levels but to other settings.