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post #1831 of 9599
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Yea but see using turbo for you wont help bring down the idle voltage because a +0.015 is the lowest offset for stability. Not sure what state you are in but im in cali so its warm here all the time but your idle temps look great.

Yeah it crashed the last time I use +0.010 offset but at that time my C3 and C6 was on. I wonder if I can make it stable at +0.010 offset with those C states turned off.

I don't live in the States but it's sure hot all year here. It can go up to 33 C outside during the noon. I use AC with 26 C set in the thermostat if I'm using my rig.
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post #1832 of 9599
Yea you can try a +0.010 and see, if you get a BSOD then just put it back to the +0.015 thumb.gif
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post #1833 of 9599
Can I join the conversation on idle voltage? I increase my vcore whenever I got a BSOD telling me to increase vcore but mostly increased the turbo. I'm at +0.050 on static vcore while my turbo is +0.098. Do you guys think I can lower my static vcore and increase my turbo and still maintain stability or is this voltage good? Never tried it yet since I haven't found the time to try and lower voltage yet. 3570K @ 4.7GHz here. smile.gif

Other info if you need:

vcore on load - 1.376v
LLC - Level 2
PLL - 1.75
VTT - 1.048

The rest of the settings are taken from the guide.

Thanks! smile.gif
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hmmm.. ever since I updated from 2.20 to 2.30 BIOS, and setting everything back to default... the multiplier still stays at max turbo even with speedstep enabled... it won't go down to x16

can anyone shed any light into this?
post #1835 of 9599
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hmmm.. ever since I updated from 2.20 to 2.30 BIOS, and setting everything back to default... the multiplier still stays at max turbo even with speedstep enabled... it won't go down to x16
can anyone shed any light into this?

Go to Start>Power Options and assuming you used AXTU to overclock just click on advanced power options and decrease the minimum processor state to 1% (default is 100%) and that should solve your problem. Your processor should go back to x16 multiplier on idle now. Same issue if you're on High Performance mode.

Hope this helps. smile.gif
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Thanks! That worked! biggrin.gif
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Thanks! That worked! biggrin.gif

Always glad to help mate. Enjoy overclocking. thumb.gif
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What's a reasonable core voltage I should be seeing in CPU-Z when stress testing with prime95 (for a 4.5 GHZ overclock)?

currently cpu-z reports 1.312v
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I'm curious. Since running at 4.4 for hours and staying at 85ish range, I decided to push it alittle and see how far I could go. But what's the range of degree I should stay in and what should I avoid .

Right now I'm at 4.6 @ 1.32V, no error in prime after 15min, Max temp is 91*C so far. but stay in 60-80 most of the time.
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What's a reasonable core voltage I should be seeing in CPU-Z when stress testing with prime95 (for a 4.5 GHZ overclock)?
currently cpu-z reports 1.312v

It differs per chip but I'd say 1.312 is spot on for 4.5GHz if you can keep it stable. Don't be afraid to increase it a couple notches if your not stable while gaming/normal use though. I'd take stability over low voltage any day. smile.gif
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I'm curious. Since running at 4.4 for hours and staying at 85ish range, I decided to push it alittle and see how far I could go. But what's the range of degree I should stay in and what should I avoid .
Right now I'm at 4.6 @ 1.32V, no error in prime after 15min, Max temp is 91*C so far. but stay in 60-80 most of the time.

Temps wise you would like to see at most a max temp of 95. Voltage wise you can go crazy as long as temps remain in the 90s under load. Realistically though, most people would start to have issues with 1.42v up as this would lead to 105 degrees which is the limit of Ivy bridge. Oh if you're using Sandy those temps are too high, think Sandy can only max out at 95 in which case you are dangerously close..smile.gif

Also 1.32v for 4.6GHz is a good overclock, think you can push for 4.7 if your temps stay in the 80s and max out at 90s..It's good to remember that PRIME stresses the CPU A LOT more than a realistic scenario gaming would. Gaming my max temps are 85 but with PRIME I saw 96. So if all you're gonna do is game you have quite some head room left to overclock if you wanna max your processor out.
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