Originally Posted by arohro
I once owned the gigabyte p35 ds3l and was able to do a simple pencil mod which completely eliminated the vdroop issue, you should look into it.
Also you should be able to get 4ghz easy with that chip. My Q9550 is 8+hrs P95 stable at 4ghz with a measly 1.26vc.
This is with small FFT's and blend.
Hmm... I'll have to look into that.
Is it really a pencil trick or is it one of those deals where you have to have a magnifying glass, some strange conductive goop and an inhumanly steady hand?
Looks really easy, but I remember reading about how the vdroop is an intentional feature of the CPU and motherboard.
I'm thinking of just upping the voltage in the BIOS and turning on C1E so that the voltage and clock speed drop when idle. It'd be nice to just poke something with a pencil and then get an extra 400-600Mhz overclock, but it really seems like its there for a reason.