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i5 6600K 4.8ghz achieved!!

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Aquaman78

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After familiarizing myself more with the MSI BIOS on my mobo, I finally managed to get my CPU to hit 4.8ghz. The voltage is currently at 1.43, which seems to be the lowest I can go without Windows crashing at startup. I have ran AIDA64 benches as well as CPUID's stress for 10 minutes and it was stable with temps maxing at 65c. With XMP enabled, the RAM is running at 3500mhz and the sticks are rated at 3000. Here's the current validation from CPUID: http://valid.x86.fr/psyvq7

Dare I try to reach 5.0? Any advice based on the report from the validation?
 

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Nice! But Try running Prime95 for 6 hours at least (Small FFT's and Blend modes, both of them 6 hours) and see if its stable, Watch your temps aswell when running those benchmarks, Cause AIDA64 doesnt stresstest as good as Prime95. (I also have an 6600K so im really curious about your results) Update when you're done!
 

EarthDog

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10 min stress test does not mean stable... I would give it a couple hours of AIDA.

As far as 5Ghz. I would say for benching, go for it. For 24/7, no way. You are already at the top of what most would consider to be the voltage limit.
 

RollingThunder

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I agree with the stress testing and I'm not surprised 4.8GHz was reached with enough voltage and proper cooling. Ten minutes with AIDA64 is barely enough to warm it all up. I'll stress with Prime95/Orthos for several hours with my lite duty machine and run AIDA64 for about 4 hours before I'm satisfied with my mild overclocks. I've seen many a non-temperature related crash after 2 - 3 hours using a substantial stress test on a high-end overclock.
 

wingman99

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+ I also agree with using Prime95 also with AIDA64 for a 2 hours. I just run pime95 when I go to sleep.
 

OptyTrooper

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As the others have recommended you need more extensive stress testing. 4.8 is a far cry from 5.0 when it comes to Skylake and as E_D already mentioned your near the safe limit for 24/7 vcore.
 

Northwoods

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Op, I recommend the latest prime for 30 minutes. If the heat don't get you the lack voltage most likely will. Of course, each to their own on drawing the line for stability.
 
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Aquaman78

Aquaman78

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Op, I recommend the latest prime for 30 minutes. If the heat don't get you the lack voltage most likely will. Of course, each to their own on drawing the line for stability.

I just ran it for an hour. Temps maxed at 70c and no workers crashed.