Mr Kagouris said:
1) Because it doesn't magically know what CPU cooling you have. For all it knows you could be running phase-change cooling.
2) 4.4GHz on a 6700k is waaay too conservative and 1.32V way too high for that clockspeed. Lower the voltage more or increase clockspeed, you should be stable at 4.6-4.8GHz with 1.3-1.35V. You won't get better results from reinstalling the cooler. 1.4V on any modern CPU is only sustainable with custom watercooling or aforementioned phase-change cooling.
Thanks a lot for this helpful and very useful info! What a huge relieve that the problem is not the fan installation!
Under these circumstances I still find it weird that AI Suite sets the voltage so high. Since the program can't even guess the cooling, you'd think it'd play it safer, not to risk frying the CPU.
If I decide to be on the conservative side and run the CPU at 4500 MHz, what voltage would you say (ballpark) I should aim for? Around 1.28V? Less?