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post #2651 of 10107
ok... so i was wondering how to make my cpu, to throttle on voltages... and i wonder if it involves all the power saving features like:

C1E state
Cool n' Quiet
and i dont remember the third one... ( i know there are 3 of them that are enabled by default)

so... by default, the cpu throttles down when idle, then throttles up on load... however, when overclocked (having set a MANUAL voltage on my cpu), the voltage STAYS the same... on bios, i put 1.4375v MANUAL... not OFFSET...

1 - can someone explain me how this OFFSET feat works?
2 - can i achieve an overclock with default features? (and i mean default features as: voltage and frquency throttling)
     
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ok... so i was wondering how to make my cpu, to throttle on voltages... and i wonder if it involves all the power saving features like:
C1E state
Cool n' Quiet
and i dont remember the third one... ( i know there are 3 of them that are enabled by default)
so... by default, the cpu throttles down when idle, then throttles up on load... however, when overclocked (having set a MANUAL voltage on my cpu), the voltage STAYS the same... on bios, i put 1.4375v MANUAL... not OFFSET...
1 - can someone explain me how this OFFSET feat works?
2 - can i achieve an overclock with default features? (and i mean default features as: voltage and frquency throttling)

I can only speak for my Thuban on a CHIV,
You'll need to run Offset Voltages to enable C&Q feature in bios, (no higher than 18x CPU multiplier on a CHIV).
Also check under "C/P, Power Options" and choose "Balanced" power plan. You can always disable C&Q here at this point by enabling "Performance" Plan.

I can't give you the technical explanation of Offset Voltage, but I learned it works from a Base Voltage and you simply alter the Offset same as increasing with manual setting. On a CHIV when you increase the Offset voltage it requires a reboot to save change, than simply re-enter bios and the new (current) Vcore (with the new Offset) would be displayed in the bios. This may help you to find a starting point.

As far as the OC with default voltages, I have no personal experience with FX but you should be able to achieve a minor OC. From what I've read the OEM CPU cooler is typically first to go and may be the first limiting factor. Same as any other stock cooler.
 
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post #2653 of 10107
Hi guys...

Dunno of anyone upd BIOS on Sabertooth, but I am getting way higher readings from my 120Gb HyperX...


Any thoughts?
post #2654 of 10107
I know that the sales section will have this later but newegg has a promo deal on the sabertooth for 169.99 after promo code. end of month sale lots of stuff.. I like stuff.. :>
Sunset1 take a look it might be worth your while. No i dont work for them.
or check the internet sales posts.

edit... 164.99 i must have been tired.
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I was wondering what was going on. I have 16g of ram and a single pass takes about 30 mins on maximum. Temps are not really an issue at this point due to being under water. 56c is my max for now til I get to some high clocks. Takes so much longer than I thought it would.

Did I understand you correctly? One, single pass took you 30 mins? Quite strange. For me (and I have 8 GB of RAM) with settings set on very high it takes up to 40 min to complete 15 passes. My average temp is from 49*C to 52*C on air (that's temperature per core not CPU temp).
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Hi guys...
Dunno of anyone upd BIOS on Sabertooth, but I am getting way higher readings from my 120Gb HyperX...

Any thoughts?

yes I found the same thing with my Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR180GB
post #2657 of 10107
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Did I understand you correctly? One, single pass took you 30 mins? Quite strange. For me (and I have 8 GB of RAM) with settings set on very high it takes up to 40 min to complete 15 passes. My average temp is from 49*C to 52*C on air (that's temperature per core not CPU temp).
Yes it took forever to run 30 runs on maximum with 16gb of ram. I am going to run high tonight. Standard when through super fast. I think the more ram you add to it the longer the test takes. I have only ran it for the past 2 days so I don't really know how it is supposed to act. 1800s+- per run. I was reading that it was much faster to run this than prime but for me it is longer on maximum.
post #2658 of 10107
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Originally Posted by shampoo911 View Post

ok... so i was wondering how to make my cpu, to throttle on voltages... and i wonder if it involves all the power saving features like:
C1E state
Cool n' Quiet
and i dont remember the third one... ( i know there are 3 of them that are enabled by default)
so... by default, the cpu throttles down when idle, then throttles up on load... however, when overclocked (having set a MANUAL voltage on my cpu), the voltage STAYS the same... on bios, i put 1.4375v MANUAL... not OFFSET...
1 - can someone explain me how this OFFSET feat works?
2 - can i achieve an overclock with default features? (and i mean default features as: voltage and frquency throttling)

I was going to enable c&c too yesterday and I noticed the cpu voltage didn't change too.
Then I read somewhere that if you overclock your NB, the C&C lowers NB voltages so you might get a BSOD so I disabled C&C.
I didn't notice any temp difference anyway but thats maybe because the cpu volts stayed up high.
post #2659 of 10107
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I was going to enable c&c too yesterday and I noticed the cpu voltage didn't change too.
Then I read somewhere that if you overclock your NB, the C&C lowers NB voltages so you might get a BSOD so I disabled C&C.
I didn't notice any temp difference anyway but thats maybe because the cpu volts stayed up high.

actually, im not having trouble with tn NB... i selected the HIGH option under the CPU/NB LLC
     
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Hi guys...

Dunno of anyone upd BIOS on Sabertooth, but I am getting way higher readings from my 120Gb HyperX...


Any thoughts?
What bios version?

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