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I have mine running smoothly with C&Q on, as I like the cool idle, and lower power use when I'm doing mundane things, and have no need for speed.

Yep, the EVO software loads with windows, but allows better adjustment of voltage (without having to reboot and test), and does not touch C&Q. For me, the BIOS was kicking C&Q off whenever I set the voltage to manual in the BIOS, and not offset. You can also use the software to change your multiplier. I would not normally suggest this, as I've always been a strictly BIOS-based person when it comes to overclocking, but the software and this board did the trick for me. I wouldn't have believed it from the suggestion of another member if I hadn't seen it work. You should be able to adjust the voltage down, keep C&Q on, and compensate for the LLC voltage boost.
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So, let's try

Will report back soon, as I have yet to finish a summary of my maths exam
   
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post #13 of 19
Shouldn't be the board mate, look at my own clocks & volts, same board as you, different chip though of course, hope you sort it anyway, GL
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for 4.4GHz on my 1055T I need 1.65V+
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The other thing to consider is the temps of your VRM's.I know you have heatsinks,but are they getting any airflow?Try adding some air and see if that voltage doesn't drop.
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post #16 of 19
On the note of the EVO software...

First, I am not a huge fan of OCing in windows... it doesn't have that stability feel even if its not. Also it doesn't apply voltage tweeks very well... although it does hold pretty sable once you reboot.

One nice thing about the EVO software is the ability to change the multiplier per core... that may help with your lame core 1(0).

I am not a fan of the C&Q for OCing purposes. I don't like the timing on the throttling and with multipliers and voltages changing constantly it does land you in spot where your changing too many parameters close to a chips threshold.
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post #17 of 19
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I'm not a fan of OS overclocking either, but so far it has worked!!

I run 3.75GHz, rock stable on 1.39V. I boot the system at 3.3GHz, stock voltages and once it loads Windows it bumps to 3.75, 1.39V.

Those are actual load voltages, TurboV sets a voltage of 1.354V.

CnQ activated, C1E too, CPU SS aswell. Why? Because I love the core throttling down (keeps things cool and quiet ).

It's not the best way, but hey it works


Gonna lower the volts.

Apparently my fella LLC does a *very* bad job throttling voltages up and down, and it causes random unstabilites. Because when I set the voltage via OS dunno why, it's stable at higher speeds and lower voltages.


Dunno. Maybe other BIOS releases work better. I remember having better clocks with previos BIOSes. Or maybe it's just my chip that's degraded.



Will keep trying to find a clear conclusion


Thanks!!


@Redwoodz: VRM heatsink is cool to touch, which leads me to believe it's not making a good contact>overheating.

It's physically impossible that they are cool to touch under 1.62V and Prime95 in small FFT runs.

It's just not possible thermodinamically speaking.


Will add some spacers to the clips and see if they were overheating or what. Wouldn't be surprised, since CHIV had this problems aswell.
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Yeah they should atleast be warm.I noticed an improvement in stability on high voltage when I added a fan to the back side of the motherboard
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I have two NZXT FN-series 1.3k RPM blowing directly from the front of the case (check the worklog in my sig, it's not a commercial case) which blast air all over my RAM, GPU and motherboard.


Will check how's the TIM on the MOSFETs and if the heatsink does proper contact.


Ninja edit: Apparently I need to use higher pressure springs, I can push the heatsink like 2mm further by hand.
   
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