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Soulxp: What does the LLC refer to? What section of the bios would it be under and would it be called anything else?

munaim: assuming whenever Prime95 is running, I'm runnig 100% load...then yes, vcore fluctuates as does multiplier.

Nckid4u: Thanks, I'll try that as well. I feel like I already set those that way or something similar. But will try again... Could this cause my voltage to and clock to fluctuate?

Here is a screen shot of part of the BIOS. Now everything is not at default in this. And there is alot more to this BIOS than this. But this is the first screen and I'm not sure what to change and what to leave alone...


What shoudl these settings be at? My biggest fear is that I up my vcore and the "auto" function of this bios takes over and thrusts my volts up somewhere else causing damage to the components in my case.

THanks again guys!
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THIS^^, I forgot to mention that

Try this if your multi fluctuates during load:

Turbo Boost power limit: Manual
->Short Duration power Limit [w]: 180
->Long Duration Power Limit [w]: 140
->Long Duration Power Limit [sec.]: 1


Hope that helps
Awesome, will try that. How about suggestions for the other settings? Is vdroop what is causing my voltage to fluctuate? Should I change that?
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post #13 of 28
Load the stock settings and just change the multi and the turbo power limit and the CPU vcore, leave everything else and report back. Also checnge the Core Current Limit to 250.

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Awesome, will try that. How about suggestions for the other settings? Is vdroop what is causing my voltage to fluctuate? Should I change that?
LLC compensates vdroop so try setting Load Line calibration to Level 3.



Check this Video out (overclocking on Asrock mobo's):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD-Ou...ature=youtu.be
Ignore when he say's disable spread spectrum, pll overvoltage (PLL overvoltage only needed after a certain point, when Xmulti doesn't boot) C1E and Speedstep. You can leave those ON.

Hope that helps
Edited by munaim1 - 7/21/11 at 12:07pm
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Load the stock settings and just change the multi and the turbo power limit and the CPU vcore, leave everything else and report back.
Awesome, will do. At work now but should be home in an hour or two and will test. Any suggestions on something taht will work for sure? I mentioned above taht I'm not sure if I can adjust my vcore way high just to make sure I get stability...or does the vcore have to be just right in relationship to the multiplier?

For instance, could I set multi to 40x and vcore to 1.400? I'm sure this is way overkill voltage for the 2600k...but then I can always work my way back...

thoughts?
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Awesome, will do. At work now but should be home in an hour or two and will test. Any suggestions on something taht will work for sure? I mentioned above taht I'm not sure if I can adjust my vcore way high just to make sure I get stability...or does the vcore have to be just right in relationship to the multiplier?

For instance, could I set multi to 40x and vcore to 1.400? I'm sure this is way overkill voltage for the 2600k...but then I can always work my way back...

thoughts?
1.4 for 4.0 is way too high, you are better off leaving it on auto for 4.0.

i dont remember what vcore i used when i did a quick 4.0 test, i am not even sure if i raised it from stock, i think i may have a little.
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Quote:
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Awesome, will do. At work now but should be home in an hour or two and will test. Any suggestions on something taht will work for sure? I mentioned above taht I'm not sure if I can adjust my vcore way high just to make sure I get stability...or does the vcore have to be just right in relationship to the multiplier?

For instance, could I set multi to 40x and vcore to 1.400? I'm sure this is way overkill voltage for the 2600k...but then I can always work my way back...

thoughts?
Edited my post above.

Working your way UP is better than working down. Overclocking sandy's are pretty easy, up the multi, test the with prime, go back and increase multi and continue doing so until it becomes unstable, then you bump the vcore once and do the process again. Continue doing so until you are confident of temps and the overclock.

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post #17 of 28
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I knew it was too high...just trying to see if vcore helps stability regardless of the difference between the two. I'll try some of the suggestions and report back. Thanks guys.

I want to do what you say munaim...It is just that things get overidden by the auto...
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woohoo, making progress! Big thanks to munaim for the pointers and the link to the vid. I pretty much followed everything in the vid to start with. I'm at 46x using 1.345 vcore. I have tested 46x and 1.34 and passed a 5 pass very high test on IBT and let P95 small FFT run on 8 test threads for about 10 minutes. Everythign was okay. Went to try bfbc2 and when I was tabbed out checking something, the cpu locked up. So i bumped to 1.345 and I think I'm probably ready for a longer test. What test should I use and what settings? How do i get a report? Thanks again everyone, I feel like I'm finally making progress! just hope auto settings I left on auto aren't bumping voltages and temps dangerously..I don't know what else to look for so I'm kind of screwed in that regard....
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nevermind...just going for the sb stable club test...going good so far!
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Update: I'm currently testing 46 multiplier and 1.35vcore. My max temps when running P95 seem to be hovering right around 70 - 72C. I tried 48multiplier and still wasn't stable at 1.4volts but temps were getting too high so I decided that was it for me and went back to do 46multiplier.

Last night when leaving P95 to run on 8 thread blend test, I BSOD'd sometime during the middle of the night...not sure when. Hopefully temps didn't get too hot. Not sure how to find out? Anyhow, it was left running last night with a 46mulitplier and 1.345vcore. The BSOD I got was error 0x124.

My question is, do you think I really need to continue to up my vcore or should I try something else to stabilize? I followed the vid that munaim linked to above but forgot to ignore the things in the vid Munaim said to ignore...could that be the cause of my seeming like I need to continually up the vcore?

Is 46multi at 1.35vcore and indication of a not so great 2600k? Are these normal for this chip?
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