Originally Posted by abeeftec
This is a quote from your guide(Im still in the middle of reading it
So those of you who think that increasing your PLL voltage will help with that setting, it really doesn’t. But with SBe I have found that increased CPU PLL can help stabilize higher frequency overclocks. That wasn’t the case with SB.
Get this... I was messing with the R4E and the first thing I tried once I ran all stock benchmarks with 1 then SLI and then TRI SLI, I left all three cards in to try and use Asus Preset Overclock profiles.
The first is Normal OC the second is Gamers third is Extreme low current and the last is Extreme high Current.
I first tried Normal OC which Blck is 125(No strap) with a Multi of 35. Voltage is a high 1.4 and Memory is 1.68v. I restarted and boot loops away! So I was trying to figure out what the heck was wrong because everyone who has this board claims that all the overclocking settings work well and no one has claimed an issue with them. Well OF COURSE I had an issue!
So looking through all of the settings I thought it was possibly the memory but it was not. Then I looked at PLL and noticed the profile had it set at 1.35v from 1.8v it normally runs at.
So I set the voltage at its normal 1.8v and Booted right up!
So, What I am wondering is what are you refering to when you say "That settings?" Are you refering to going over its normal 1.8v? Or something else? Because clearly in this case it worked but obviously it was lowered by Asus so techically I just reset it where it should have been. I am trying to figure out why they would lower it on a template style Profile designed to basically work with any CPU? In all my recent overclocking from even X58 onward I have never lowered the PLL from 1.8v. Always raised it.I have heard of people lowering it for decent results but I have never had a CPU where lower did anything positive and on X58 raising it did have advantages in some regard. Even on one of my 2600ks raising it to 1.22 actually helped my 5.1ghz overclock stabilize. Let me make clear though that on MOST of the chips I have clocked(out of about 200 this year)it made no difference at all.
Hey that 125blck does have a strap, you are talking about the R4E. The R4E will pick a strap for you, so you set like 145blck it will pick 1.25x116 or 86x1.67, neither will work but it is just there to simplify things.
Yea to be really honest with you a lot of overclockers set CPU PLL Voltage extremely low, like 1.3v to help with OC. I heard from a friend, a very good OCer that he sets it that low on all his systems, but with SBe he thinks its screwed up his CPU. Just leave it at stock, raise it for stability, or lower it for better temps. It has a decent impact on temps, and that is why people lower it.
BTW when i say that setting, i was referring to CPU PLL Overvoltage. A lot of people think it has something to do with the CPU PLL Votlage, it does, but you can't impact its overall effectiveness, unless of course it doesn't function correctly like on the board in the link i gave. On ASUS and GB boards it works, it helps only above 4.9ghz, and it has some impact.
Originally Posted by Xterminator
My VID seems to be really high when I set frequency to the turbo one. Is this caused by other settings or my chip just needs a higher voltage?
Correct, SVID is happening, its the CPu picking the best Vcore for the max turbo bin. its CPu dependent.
Originally Posted by kevink82
Its normal after you adjust the multiplier pass a certain point the vcore will set higher, normal 1155 sandy bridge also does this. Nothing to worry about.