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Do you have Speedstep still enabled? Make sure this is on

Edit: Oops - so you do have it on, in which case my bad.
Ya, weird huh? I figured Speedstep was the problem but it's enabled
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I went to constant voltage on my 2500K because every board I have had from the 1155 chipsets has always had issues with BSOD's when the voltage dropped too much and then it would raise the voltage too much under load. For 4.8Ghz I use 1.36v for vcore and it is rock stable. Granted the voltage doesn't drop with the multi, but from what I have read it is well within spec and is not hurting the chip since temps are not getting high. You also need to make some power adjustments on the VRM's. If you go over to the ROG forums there is a great guide for overclocking the Gene.
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Guys I'm having the opposite problem. I can't get my core speed to drop when idle. Any suggestions?

I've followed this guide but still sit at 4.6 all the time.
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...U-Core-Voltage
You probably read me already but in case you missed how it was for me I will repeat how easy I made it to 4.6 without following any guide and with changing a single setting in the BIOS. You may have to reset to factory default first.

I changed the CPU Level Up to 4.6 and all was done, works flawless. It cannot be easier than this. I know I could probably get 4.8 by messing around and testing a lot to be sure it is stable all the time but I don't think it is valuable for only 200 MHz. I use air cooling.

You also have this OC GENE-Z guide.
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You probably read me already but in case you missed how it was for me I will repeat how easy I made it to 4.6 without following any guide and with changing a single setting in the BIOS. You may have to reset to factory default first.

I changed the CPU Level Up to 4.6 and all was done, works flawless. It cannot be easier than this. I know I could probably get 4.8 by messing around and testing a lot to be sure it is stable all the time but I don't think it is valuable for only 200 MHz. I use air cooling.

You also have this OC GENE-Z guide.
I changed the multiplier to 46 but it stays consistent at 4.6, I'd like it to drop when idle.

I'll reset the bios to safe default and give it another try.
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I changed the multiplier to 46 but it stays consistent at 4.6, I'd like it to drop when idle.

I'll reset the bios to safe default and give it another try.
I could be completely talking out of my ass here but I think after a certain multi, the ratio doesnt change.
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Back in stock at Amazon! Will go nice with my 2500K
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Ok so I asked this afew pages back, but is anyone running SLi or crossfirex on this board (not watercooled). I am a bit worried about temps using my 2 460's especially with the overclock I run. At the moment (in my current running rig) I have a single card gap between the 2 cards and temps top out at around 65-70c. I am actually thinking of swapping it with a P8z68 deluxe.. but if anyone can help convince me to keep the gene-z then please do!
hi marduke, first post here. i guess your concerns have probably been answered, but i figured you might benefit from my experiences. i have two MSI gtx 560 ti hawks on my max-iv gene. it has been a little bit of trial and error getting them working just to my liking.

the begin with, i was concerned as well. with double slot cards, there is practically zero room between them. screwing everything into the case, i tried to give them slightly more room by screwing in the top one as far as it go towards the top of the screw holes in my case, and the bottom one as far as i could towards the bottom. i don't think this has put any undue stress on the board, as there's a little bit of play there. this gave me ever so slightly more room between the cards. i found i actually had to remove the sticker on the bottom card's PCB because (when the cards would heat up) it would come loose a little and make a rather disconcerting CLICK when it would hit the fan above it.

these two cards essentially cover the entire bottom of the board. you cannot remove the bottom card without first removing the top card, because you cannot get to the latch. the start/reset buttons are, for all intents and purposes, inaccessible. the wiring for the case barely, but successfully, fits into the headers. you cannot use the handy extension for the jumpers.

my case has five fans in it. front and side intakes points right at the cards, and a rear exhaust is directly above the cards. i have a top exhaust, but i have rather creatively used that for a corsair hydro cooler.

when i first connected everything, my top card idled at about 70-75C. granted, i'm new at this, but i consider that outrageous. here is my best solution for lowering temperatures:
  • disable SLI, in windows. especially if you're using multiple monitors. there's some kind of stupidity in the fermi architecture that puts your cards into overdrive when you connect a second monitor.
  • turn SLI back on only for games that actually benefit from it.
  • get MSI afterburner. set up at least two profiles. the second should be your standard clock/overclock for games or whatever. the first should be the absolute minimum clock it will let you set. (i didn't touch the voltage). assign the underclock as your 2d profile, and your standard/overclock as the 3d profile.
  • connect your main/gaming (or only) monitor to the bottom card. i realize this is contrary to popular wisdom. but you're not really loosing much (anything?) with an 8x connection, and once you turn on SLI, it really doesn't matter anyways. but the bottom card runs cooler, so use it more.
  • fans. the addition of a side intake took about 5C off my temps.
my cards are running right now at 42C (top) and 38C (bottom). yes, those little tweaks dropped my idle temps 30 degrees. gaming, i get up around 70-75C again. SLI runs a little hotter, but for non-SLI games (like TF2) i just run it off the bottom card and it stay around 60-ish.

you could probably drop those temps a bit more, too, if you used virtu and ran your monitor off the iGPU until you needed the other GPUs. but i honestly didn't want to mess with that. i had some issues with random restarts when i first got the system together. pretty sure it was something i messed up in the bios, but i got rid of virtu during my process of elimination, and just never put it back.
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I could be completely talking out of my ass here but I think after a certain multi, the ratio doesnt change.
Never heard of that. I don't think that's the issue.

So went back to the bios, the only thing I changed was the Maximum Turbo Ratio to 46. Came back to Windows and here's what I'm constantly at, it's like Speedstep in disabled but it's not!

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I'll reset the bios to safe default and give it another try.
After reset, just change the CPU Level Up option to 4.6 and try. Mine runs at 1.6GHz @ 1.00v when idle and when it runs higher than 2.2GHz from what I can tell and up to 4.6GHz, it switch to 1.35v
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Oh and it it constantlr runs at 4.6GHz, you may want to double check if there isn't an application that runs in the backround you may not be aware of.
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