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I know most of you guys if not all know this, since blck is really tied down... there's not much to do but wang the multiplier and voltages up.

Coming from AMD and 1366... what do you guys end up doing to fill your need to tweak?

I hope ivy bridge fixes this... but i hear it'll be somewhat similar (atleast on 1155)

I find myself hoarding Ram like a fat squirrel does to nuts in preparation for winter. It's the only thing to play with on sandy bridge
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Increase Vcore
Increase VCCIO voltage
Disable C3/C6 (when in offset mode)
Change phase control
Enable/disable pll overvoltage
Change Ram command rate
Change CC
Change VRM Frequency
Lower/raise PLL voltage
Change duty control
Enable/disable spread spectrum.
etc.


There are actually a ton of tweaks that can help stabilize an overclock without just increasing the voltage. There are hundreds of combinations you can try before increasing the voltage even higher. The trick is to find something that works for your particular motherboard and CPU.
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Ram is the only thing worth messing with. Every now and then i'll buy a used kit to test out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nezzarix View Post
Increase Vcore
Increase VCCIO voltage
Disable C3/C6 (when in offset mode)
Change phase control
Enable/disable pll overvoltage
Change Ram command rate
Change CC
Change VRM Frequency
Lower/raise PLL voltage
Change duty control
Enable/disable spread spectrum.
etc.


There are actually a ton of tweaks that can help stabilize an overclock without just increasing the voltage. There are hundreds of combinations you can try before increasing the voltage even higher. The trick is to find something that works for your particular motherboard and CPU.
This.

Sandy Bridge gives you far more freedom regarding how you overclock. You can either keep it extremely simple, or you can make it very complex and interesting. The choice is finally completely up to the user.

For example: I started out very simple at first: I just made a bunch of changes in the UEFI that were more or less "set it and forget it" type of settings, and then after that I increased the multiplier to 47, increased the core voltage, rebooted and enjoyed my 4.7GHz. Yeah, 2 settings.

Shortly after that, I achieved a simple 4.8GHz overclock. However, now I am trying all sorts of different adjustments to clean my overclock up and to see what else I can do. I mean, maybe I can change something to get a lower core voltage, or maybe I can change something to get me lower temps without reducing the core voltage - or maybe I can find a setting that makes it easier to bump it up to 4.9GHz. Who knows?

I've had my Sandy Bridge parts installed since July 11th, and I'm still tinkering around with it. It seems like the fun never ends!
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Even when you start tinkering with all the aforementioned you will still not find much of a difference when you tweak certain little things. SB is extremely simple.
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yes, SB is boring. part of the reason I don't have mine anymore.
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^^^^ Of all Sandy Bridge is very Good for money and very powerful CPU
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Even when you start tinkering with all the aforementioned you will still not find much of a difference when you tweak certain little things. SB is extremely simple.
4.5Ghz at 1.296v while using the "standard" SB settings. A hundred or so reboots later, I dropped it down to 1.288v for 4.6Ghz. I don't know about you, but I consider that to be a HUGE improvement. SB is actually fairly complicated, it only seems simple if one doesn't understand that seemingly unrelated features actually affect each other in unexpected ways. You can exploit that to achive great results once you figure how how your motherboard and processor work.

The people who say SB is simple/boring are the people that don't have the patience to test hundreds of combinations. Even if 99 provide no result, the 100th could drastically improve your overclock.
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Quote:
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Even when you start tinkering with all the aforementioned you will still not find much of a difference when you tweak certain little things. SB is extremely simple.
Well, there's on setting in particular that many are discovering lately for some reason: lowering CPU PLL Voltage to around 1.70V to 1.71V can allow for a lower core voltage.
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Maybe the OP was referring to additional tweaks such as what was available with the x58 set up he had. Things like uncore and QPI as well as the memory.
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