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Safe to have eist off and all the other power saving features?

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I am currently in the process of figuring this board out, but so far i have no idea how to overclock the turbo... so i'm left with a static overclock with static volts.

Was wondering if this is safe for 24/7 use? max temps are the same as before 63C... i idle at around 35C
(fyi... my board shoot up to 1.49v at load)


I've done this before, but not sure if it was safe or not (cannot afford another new chip for a long time )

so this is the first time i actually care
Edited by badatgames18 - 8/17/11 at 11:07pm
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It is recommended to OC with power saving disabled as this is the way to get the best results. Still, 1.49V is too much, maybe the LLC settings are too tough? Try to keep it below 1.45V; 63°C is ok.
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It is recommended to OC with power saving disabled as this is the way to get the best results. Still, 1.49V is too much, maybe the LLC settings are too tough? Try to keep it below 1.45V; 63°C is ok.
Re: disabling power savings features --- not for Sandy Bridge. Look at his sig for the chip he's using.

EIST and C1E should be on. They work really well with SB and I am not aware of any benefit to disabling them. BCLK is also recommended to be left at 100. In certain cases you might want to disable c3/c6, see Sandy Stable club for more info. General rule of thumb is leave power savings features ON for Sandy Bridge.

Its up to you to decide, but no one knows what volts are safe. I dont understand what you mean by static volts when you said your volts ramp up to 1.49 under load. How is that static..?
    
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Re: disabling power savings features --- not for Sandy Bridge. Look at his sig for the chip he's using.

EIST and C1E should be on. They work really well with SB and I am not aware of any benefit to disabling them. BCLK is also recommended to be left at 100. In certain cases you might want to disable c3/c6, see Sandy Stable club for more info. General rule of thumb is leave power savings features ON for Sandy Bridge.

Its up to you to decide, but no one knows what volts are safe. I dont understand what you mean by static volts when you said your volts ramp up to 1.49 under load. How is that static..?

what he said, sandy likes the power saving features enabled to be stable.
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Re: disabling power savings features --- not for Sandy Bridge. Look at his sig for the chip he's using.

EIST and C1E should be on. They work really well with SB and I am not aware of any benefit to disabling them. BCLK is also recommended to be left at 100. In certain cases you might want to disable c3/c6, see Sandy Stable club for more info. General rule of thumb is leave power savings features ON for Sandy Bridge.

Its up to you to decide, but no one knows what volts are safe. I dont understand what you mean by static volts when you said your volts ramp up to 1.49 under load. How is that static..?
I have a manual static voltage set... no offset, it's just that my motherboard overvolts the crap out of it when you select "no vdroop" No llc levels... the only level available overvolts too much. (EVGA P67 FTW)

On my otherboards that's what i do.. i keep eist and c1e on and overclock the turbo... but i have no idea how to do that on this board
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