So I finally got around to di-lidding my 3770K. I didn't have any of that fancy silver thermal paste so just used a little Artic silver 5. Stock temps dropped 20c across the board. I was never able to get any type of overclock on this chip as it seemed like a bad one. I went into the bios, selected voltage offset then gave it a negative -.075v and stuck the multiplier at 44. 20 minutes on prime 95 and it's stable. Max temps 81/84/87/83c @1.296v Max. I reckon I can get that voltage way down.
Just a quick question. What is the ballpark voltage at idle for these chips?