Overclocking without raising voltage

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I've been overclocking my computer, and have reached a moderate speed but WITHOUT any voltage raises at all. In fact, I could lower the cpu vcore significantly without any problems. Am I on crack here, or this possible?

GA-965P-DQ6 - F12j BIOS
FSB 266mhz stock voltage-> 324mhz stock voltage
E6600 2.4ghz 1.325V -> 2.916ghz 1.28125V
Corsair 2GB DDR2 800mhz 5-5-5-18 1.8V -> 810mhz 5-5-5-15 1.8V

Everything else was left at stock vcore (PCIe, Northbridge). The only thign thats been altered is the CPU, and that was to lower voltage.

I know this isn't the world's biggest OC, but shouldn't I have had to at least bump up the voltage slightly by now?
 

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Cool.

I'm running Prime95 at the moment. 5 Hrs and 40Mins without issues :)

Home my luck keeps up.

I'll prolly try lowering the voltage even more when i have time. Not that the CPUs running at 60*C+, but its summer here, so the ambient temp is like ~26-35*C.

Dang, i know i can push this computer waaaay more, but my ram's severely limiting its potential.
 

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It's not really a surprise that most core2's will do 3.0 on stock voltage.
Do you think the e6850 is a new micro-architecture? The slower chips
are more or less intentionaly handicapped on purpose. This way you can get 10 chips out of the same design.
 

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