# How does one calculate voltages for overclocking? [closed]

So, all I know is voltage and clock have something to do with each other. Unstable if too low voltage Too high voltage, and too much heat. or higher voltage + lower clock may heat less than that voltage at higher clock.

The reason why im asking is because if I can learn how the power vs speed works, Then i might be able to project some kind of thermal curve to find out where my perfect overclock might be (without 50 burn-ins)

But, as is apparent im sure. I have no idea what im talking about.

## Some clarification Rev 1

What im trying to learn: is how much power a cpu is using with measurements (Core Voltage) vs (Clock speed)
-> It would answer the question:
Would a 1.4v core @ 4.0Ghz use as much power as a 1.4v core @ 3.0Ghz?

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## closed as not a real question by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, ChrisF, 8088, Synetech, NifleNov 18 '12 at 9:07

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Overclocking relies on the fact that the stock speed is conservative, and every system has a bit of extra speed it can run at. It also relies on the fact that non stock cooling is often more efficient. It really is more an art than a science, and you can't really know what works perfectly without trying it on your specific rig –  Journeyman Geek Nov 17 '12 at 2:55
Because no two chips are absolutely perfect, nor alike. They will run the chip voltage/clock to a temperature threshold; and based on that, they will stamp it in a suited category/rating. Which would explain why my Propus 620 2.6Ghz Overclocked to 3.2 w/stock Voltage without even hitting 40c. I should revise my question/info a bit tho. –  TardisGuy Nov 17 '12 at 4:13
BTW: Wasn't correcting you or anything, just trying to establish what I do know. So we can, erm... you know. –  TardisGuy Nov 17 '12 at 4:25
You can get a good idea of what the voltages should be by putting it to a stock 0 overclock. Make note of the voltages. Then use the auto-overclocker (if BIOS supports) and then see the resulting targeted clock speed and make note of the new voltages. –  kobaltz Nov 17 '12 at 5:06