I am trying to overclock my E8500 to at least 4 GHz with the least voltage possible. I'm running Prime95 for the night with 410x9.5 on around 1.31 volts. To see if its stable.
Anyway, I was wondering if the temperature shown on the LCD on my motherboard is more accurate than the temperature shown in software such as realtemp. I am getting around 51-55 degrees in Realtemp and 47-51 degrees on the motherboard LCD.
Also, what is the most voltage a CPU can generally handle before it degrades the chip. I've read around 1.4 volts, but I want to be safe. I'd hate to buy a new CPU later on because of a dead chip.
And do you guys have any tips on overclocking this chip? The board i'm using is the Biostar Tpower I45. I've tried raising the Chipset voltage, as i've read sometimes that works. But I don't really know when to try this, so I probably have my chipset voltage running way higher than needed. I've tried multiple attempts at overclocking, yet i've always ended up giving up and setting the voltages back and frequency back to where I get 3.6 volts easily on stockish voltages.
Last thing, do you guys know any program that allows you to limit the amount of bandwidth you are taking from an internet connection. For instance, when I'm playing a game online, and my brother is watching youtube. His youtube will take most of the bandwidth of my internet connection. [eww DSL 2MBPS]
So I was wondering if I could make him install some program onto his computer that limits the amount of bandwidth he takes, so he can watch his youtube, taking enough bandwidth to load the video sufficiently without lag, yet not load the whole video within a few seconds, and take all the bandwidth at once. I get lag spikes on my games when he does this, making it almost impossible to do well in the game.
I'm not sure if that last part made any sense, but hopefully it did. Hopefully one of you guys knows a program, or if there is such program.
Thanks in advance guys/girls. Appreciate all the help I may get.