Originally Posted by HAF_wit
Let us know if this works out for you.
I just re-established my overclock today after running stock for a couple of days to make sure nothing funny was going to happen.
I turned down LLC to High and upped my voltage from 1.33 to 1.35 to help make up for the lower LLC.
I get about 1.34 in windows idle and it drops all the way down to 1.3 under full load. Due to this I dropped my OC from 4.6ghz to 4.5ghz.
That extra 100Mhz takes quite a bit of extra voltage for me in my earlier testing and id rather not have a idle voltage above about 1.35 for my system that stays on 24/7 (but 4.7 was very close to 4.6 voltage demand wise)
I also have way lower temps now because I moved a fan, went from 71C max load to like 58C just from moving one of my fans to point incoming air at the cpu cooler intead of being in a push/pull on the cpu cooler itself.
So far no crash but its far to early to say its fixed, so in a week or so I will have to report back.
I will also have to see if my RAM is 1600mhz stable now.
What would you run
1600Mhz 9-9-9-27 2T 1.65v (spd setting for my ram)
or I have stable and am currently using
1333Mhz 8-8-8-24 1T 1.60v (have room to drop this voltage lower it was 1.55 before and doing fine just had it raised up for stability testing)
I think I suffer a bug/problem the Asus mobo has with support for 1600Mhz but the Ram is rated 1.5v for 1333 and needs 1.65v for 1600 so I dont mind the bit of speed loss for better timings and lower voltage.
Oh the other thing is I can use the Asus software and boost voltage up to OC to 4.7 or 4.8ghz when doing a lot of video encoding, that is the main reason I upgraded my computer recently from my q6600 @ 3.6ghz was just for video encoding work.
Edit: one other change made is CPU Spread Spectrum is disabled now that I had enabled before. Not sure if that made any difference its supposed to add stability I had it set to 350Khz before but since I am stable with it off I will keep it that way.Edited by ViciousXUSMC - 7/11/11 at 3:30pm