Originally Posted by driftingforlife
Originally Posted by dph314
I'll try that, thanks.
So this happens somewhat frequently?
Not frequently but before when switching between my 24/7 4.6 and my benching 4.8. When I go back to the 4.6 it is unstable even with added voltage.
Thanks again for the info. Went back to all the same settings after the BIOS flash and I've now been folding for an hour at 4.6Ghz with only 1.368v on the core, as opposed to 1.38-1.39v before
I posted this in the SB-E owners thread, no one seems to feel like posting some info about it. Just something I've been wondering about but can't really find much info on as of yet-
I noticed a while ago that I can only set the CPU Power Phase Control to 'Optimized' when I have CPU Power Limit set at '120%' or below. 120% would be 156w. I plugged my 4.6Ghz @ 1.37-1.38v overclock into a formula I found for a rough power usage estimate and came up with 167w. Now, I haven't seen any throttling on my 4.6Ghz profile when I set the Power Phase to 'Optimized' and Power % to '120%' and test under a full load. So, is my CPU just not hitting 120% TDP and the formula is off and that's why I don't see any throttling? Would there be any benefit here to setting the Power Phase to 'Extreme' to raise the TDP %?
Just wanted to run 'Optimized' for as high of an OC as I can before having to switch to 'Extreme' just for less wear-and-tear on the board. Any input would be appreciated