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post #3051 of 9461
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I have an overclock of 4.8GHz @ 1.272 Volts (fixed) ... if I wanted to have this overclock set to Offset - I run into a weird problem. Sometimes either returning from sleep mode or running a game, OffSet won't set the voltage to what I want. It will undervolt it while overclocking to 4.8 - causing a blue screen due to lack of voltage.

While I am using Prime95 - the voltage works fine and is stable. For now, I have left it at Fixed Voltage at 1.272 and all is well.

Is there a reason why my computer coming back from sleep or running a game is throwing the CPU to 4.8 GHZ with default voltage instead of 1.272? Since the computer is being pushed, why wouldn't the voltage ramp up also like it is supposed to?

I don't mind running at Fixed Voltage, but I would rather save some voltage when running @ 1600MHz Idle

You want to run the CPU in offset mode.

The computer going to sleep usually causes problems when overclocking. I set my power setting in window 7 to "turn hard disk off after -Never" and "Sleep after -Never"

Take some screen shots of your bios by formatting a flashdrive in FAT32, reboot into bios, hit F12 and then post them here.
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well, Id like to use sleep mode since I am not home for 75% of the day. Also while sleeping, why keep it on when I can resume it in 5 seconds?

Either way, I don't mind having to run at a fixed voltage - but why when the clocks are set to 4.8GHz does the CPU not want to increase voltage sometimes? Seems that it thinks it is still 'idle'
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well, Id like to use sleep mode since I am not home for 75% of the day. Also while sleeping, why keep it on when I can resume it in 5 seconds?

Either way, I don't mind having to run at a fixed voltage - but why when the clocks are set to 4.8GHz does the CPU not want to increase voltage sometimes? Seems that it thinks it is still 'idle'

Its not going to increase voltage because the voltage is on fixed which means that idle and full load will be the same vcore. You have to run offset in order to have the voltage change when at idle and full load
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Its not going to increase voltage because the voltage is on fixed which means that idle and full load will be the same vcore. You have to run offset in order to have the voltage change when at idle and full load

Yes, I know this but unfortunately when I offset to have the same voltage at load, sometimes the CPU thinks it is 'idle' and throws my clocks @ 4.8 GHZ without upping the voltage! This causes almost an immediate crash. This is why I have been leaving it at fixed. I would like to move back to Offset if I can figure out why this is happening.
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Yes, I know this but unfortunately when I offset to have the same voltage at load, sometimes the CPU thinks it is 'idle' and throws my clocks @ 4.8 GHZ without upping the voltage! This causes almost an immediate crash. This is why I have been leaving it at fixed. I would like to move back to Offset if I can figure out why this is happening.

Your going to need to take some screen shots of you bios so i can see your settings. Most likely something is not sent up right
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I will try when I get home .. thanks!
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Remember, plug in a USB stick and press F12 to take screenshots inside your bios thumb.gif
4.6GHz testing (Click to show)
So, after the 2.30 BIOS came out ages ago and it buggled up my otherwise stable 4.6 and experimental 4.8GHz overclock, I finally found the encouragement to try my luck - and patience, again.





All that is left is some testing to see if I can bring down the core voltage a notch by tinkering more with PLL and turbo voltage. And to see if it wants to go higher of course post-flame-small.gif
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Yes, I know this but unfortunately when I offset to have the same voltage at load, sometimes the CPU thinks it is 'idle' and throws my clocks @ 4.8 GHZ without upping the voltage! This causes almost an immediate crash. This is why I have been leaving it at fixed. I would like to move back to Offset if I can figure out why this is happening.
per Lucky, fill out your rig specs and post bios screen shots. What you want to do should be straight forward... Hardware permitting! wink.gif
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Its probably just overshooting to 1.18 due to LLC but then readjusts. Nothing to worry about mine does the same thing.

It does move around a lot, but for the most part it stays at 1.184 randomly spikes to 1.192. It's really not a big deal, but I would like to understand why it does this and if there is something that can be done to limit it to the 1.144 I set to. Temps still don't break 45 when gaming, but I would like them lower if I could keep the voltage down.

If there is nothing that can be done, with what I have done, could I just move the offset to -0.060 or -0.070 to adjust for it (some what). Or would that be to low to run in idle at 0.910 or 0.900 vcore?
    
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If that's your current idle vcore then i would leave your offset where its at. I wouldnt go to a lower offset because you will be around .89v or lower. Even .910v is a really nice idle vcore. i dont think there is much you can do w/ the voltage bouncing around, this is just the way it is w/ offset. Its not like running fixed voltage on the old core 2 duo's where the vcore would stay fairly steady
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Alphacool NexXxoS 120mm ST30 Cooler Master Jetflo 120mm Fans Windows 10  LG 34UC88 
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Quickfire TK red switch Cooler Master V1000 MasterCase Pro 5 CM Storm Havoc 
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I5 2500K @ 4.6ghz  ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 ASUS 7870 Ghz Edition ASUS 7870 Ghz Edition 
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Gskill RipJaws X 16GB 1600mhz Seagate 2TB Seagate 320GB ASUS Burner 
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Cooler Master Eisberg 240L + 120mm Rad Koolance 3/8 x 1/2 Compression Fittings PrimoChill Advanced LRT Windows 7  
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Ubuntu 12.04 ASUS 24" Cooler Master Quickfire TK  Cooler Master V1000 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF 932 Black Edition Cooler Master Havoc 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-3210M  Intel HD Graphics 4000 Gskill 16GB 1600mhz  Crucial MX200 256GB 
Hard DriveOSOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB Ubuntu 16.04 Windows 10 1600x900 
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