Question - Does increasing the voltage alone increase clock speed? Or does increasing voltage just allow the overclocks to run more stable since they the hardware is running faster?
Increasing voltage allows the chip to run more stably when it is overclocked but it does not, in itself, increase the speed of the chip.
As with most things, the faster the chip goes, the more power it needs to do so. That's all.
Of course, the tradeoff is that the more power you push into a chip, the more heat it generates.
Understood, thanks for the reply. I figured that was the way it worked but I'm so new to overclocking that I thought I should ask.
Speaking of heat... I'm currently using the stock heat sink/fan on my i7 930. Under full load using Handbrake I reach temperatures as high as 82 Celsius. This is all stock settings mind you. I've read a few different places that, that's pretty high... Thoughts? I've got an after market cooler on the way, I'm just wondering what temps you would be going for.