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could anyone check my bios settings pls?!
i switched back to 4.5 by manual settings.. didnt like the automatic 4.6.
here

I see that your doing fixed voltage which i tried at first also but in all honestly its much better to start over w/ offset. With fixed your idle temp are way higher then they need to be so having it down clock to 1.6ghz really does make a big difference. My was getting around 40c at idle on fixed w/ 45 multi but now idles at around 28c-30c since it downclocks to 1.6ghz.

This would be my advice for you.
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I see that your doing fixed voltage which i tried at first also but in all honestly its much better to start over w/ offset. With fixed your idle temp are way higher then they need to be so having it down clock to 1.6ghz really does make a big difference. My was getting around 40c at idle on fixed w/ 45 multi but now idles at around 28c-30c since it downclocks to 1.6ghz.
This would be my advice for you.

hey lucky when you get the change can you skip to my worklog and comment on how i could adjust my settings at 4.8OC so that it enables it to down clock to 1.6 and hopefully stay stable in the process because i believe i am fully stable at what seems to be the best 4.8 VCORE OC on this entire thread at 1.325 (not bragging just dont understand why im so much lower then everyone)
post #473 of 9460
Heres my settings that allow the cpu to downclock. You need to have Speedstep and C1e Enabled along w/ using offset voltage. I'm not 100% sure on where all your voltages should be for 4.8ghz since i havent taken mine up that high but ill do my best to help you out.
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alright i already have all of that in this log and in mine lol but thanks ill take a look when i get home and see if i can setup a new profile with your settings and my voltage adjustments and see what happens
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What offset do you currently have? I haven't taken mine up to 4.7 but most are looking at around 1.4v. Is 1.368 you load voltage in CPU-z?
If you can give a little more info on your settings it will be easier for people to help you thumb.gif

My load voltage in CPU-z is between 1.368 and 1.384. It move in between those numbers.
My highest temp was 74* when I ran my stress test for 3 hours 45 mins before 1 failed.
My CPU Voltage Offset is +.105
4,7MHz

Would you consider this stable enough for gaming?
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Originally Posted by Lucky 23 View Post

What offset do you currently have? I haven't taken mine up to 4.7 but most are looking at around 1.4v. Is 1.368 you load voltage in CPU-z?
If you can give a little more info on your settings it will be easier for people to help you thumb.gif

My load voltage in CPU-z is between 1.368 and 1.384. It move in between those numbers.
My highest temp was 74* when I ran my stress test for 3 hours 45 mins before 1 failed.
My CPU Voltage Offset is +.105

Would you consider this stable enough for gaming?

Yes. Plenty. I have been overclocking for many years, and I am currently running on a system tested for 1 hour. Like I said, I also had a computer that ran fine for 4 years with only a 30min test!
post #477 of 9460
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My load voltage in CPU-z is between 1.368 and 1.384. It move in between those numbers.
My highest temp was 74* when I ran my stress test for 3 hours 45 mins before 1 failed.
My CPU Voltage Offset is +.105
4,7MHz
Would you consider this stable enough for gaming?

So it took 3 hours 45 min for 1 core to fail? If so then you very close probably an offset of +0.110 or +0.115 is what i would try. Opinions vary but you can search the forum threads if you want to see what other members say about Prime 95 and how long to stress it. Good job thumb.gif
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Yes. Plenty. I have been overclocking for many years, and I am currently running on a system tested for 1 hour. Like I said, I also had a computer that ran fine for 4 years with only a 30min test!

There's the "sweet spot" of overclocking, and then there's the high-wire on-the-edge overclocking, the former giving one some cushion, the latter little if any. Personally, I prefer the sweet spot, and just want to make sure my system is broadly stable (now how's that for a loaded term). So a couple of rounds of memtest before I even OC, and then an hour or two of prime or OCCT or whatever as I inch up the speed (and perhaps memory tweaks), and that's it. If I get weirdness while running a game or program, then I go back to benchmarking and probably scale down and/or try to Identify the problem. Speed and stability.

We are all performance nuts. But once I find that sweet spot, it's time to move on.

marty
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How far do you think I could push it with that chip?
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kennyparker, just out of curiosity

In your OP, it says not to exceed 1.52 vcore & 85C in prime 95 blend...I'm just wondering, is this personal preference? Or actually Intel manufacture specs?

Thanks in advanced
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