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Funny. I couldn't get 4.8+ to boot without PLL Overvoltage enabled.
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post #152 of 1592
I finally got my 3820 running stable at 4.625 ( 37x125 ) with vcore set to 1.33 volts. Memory is running stable at 1666 at 1.5 volts. The only settings on manual are the vcore voltage, the VTT at 1.125 volts, the ram is set to xmp, and speedstep disabled. If i leave speedstep enabled it will just jump to a 12 multi and then back to 37 every few seconds. Anyone have any more tweaking ideas I would be happy to hear them. Also I left the LLC on auto and it is on Level 5, would trying Level 1 help performance any or any other reason it should be set to L1? Idle temps are now about 38c, would trying a lower voltage lower the temp some.


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Edited by jthomas - 3/25/12 at 6:40pm
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Speedstep enabled helps to unload the CPU when it's idle. I'm playing lately with VCore offset OC at 4.6GHz:

400

Idle speed 1200MHz at 0.856 VCore

359

Load speed 4600MHz at 1.401 VCore

I figure it's the best of both worlds if you can get your OC stable with EIST enabled. I think that with a BCLK change you can't use offset VCore, so it will just run at your set VCore whether it's idle or not.

Dunno if I'll get 4.8 or 5.0 stable with offset.
Edited by 2thAche - 3/25/12 at 6:42pm
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post #154 of 1592
So, for those who are overclocking the CPU, would you say that the Asrock boards are effective and good? I've heard in the past that their boards weren't great OC'ers, so I'm just wondering.
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So, for those who are overclocking the CPU, would you say that the Asrock boards are effective and good? I've heard in the past that their boards weren't great OC'ers, so I'm just wondering.

Asrock have come a long way, their motherboards have been very very good as of the 1155 up to 2011 range. Easily compared to Asus / EVGA / Gigabyte in terms of quality, however only downside is that their BIOS is probably not 100% on the more newer models, personally I've not had a single issue with their 1155 line up. I have built quite a few rig's in the space of 12 months and majority of them have had Asrock motherboards. All in all a pleasant experience with Asrock. thumb.gif
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Asrock have come a long way, their motherboards have been very very good as of the 1155 up to 2011 range. Easily compared to Asus / EVGA / Gigabyte in terms of quality, however only downside is that their BIOS is probably not 100% on the more newer models, personally I've not had a single issue with their 1155 line up. I have built quite a few rig's in the space of 12 months and majority of them have had Asrock motherboards. All in all a pleasant experience with Asrock. thumb.gif

Awesome! thumb.gif

Glad to hear it. I chose this Asrock X79 board because of it's color scheme, # of slots, USB3, and overall layout. It's good to know that OC'ing is an added bonus on top of that. Coming from AMD, and an MSI 890FX board, it was hard to OC anything regardless of their OC knobs and what not. RAM wasn't even stable bumped up one speed. So far I've only OC'd my RAM on the Asrock, and it's worked without a hitch.

Thanks for your input smile.gif
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Awesome! thumb.gif
Glad to hear it. I chose this Asrock X79 board because of it's color scheme, # of slots, USB3, and overall layout. It's good to know that OC'ing is an added bonus on top of that. Coming from AMD, and an MSI 890FX board, it was hard to OC anything regardless of their OC knobs and what not. RAM wasn't even stable bumped up one speed. So far I've only OC'd my RAM on the Asrock, and it's worked without a hitch.
Thanks for your input smile.gif

Asrock boards take a little bit more configuration for a large overclock. If your looking for something around 4.6 with a 3930k, not a problem, but when you get up twords the 5gb range it starts to need more attention to detail, and changing some smaller settings.
 
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So, for those who are overclocking the CPU, would you say that the Asrock boards are effective and good? I've heard in the past that their boards weren't great OC'ers, so I'm just wondering.
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Asrock boards take a little bit more configuration for a large overclock. If your looking for something around 4.6 with a 3930k, not a problem, but when you get up twords the 5gb range it starts to need more attention to detail, and changing some smaller settings.

I think 5GHz plus on any 2011 motherboard is going to require a bit more tweaking. With the 6 core k models you have to worry about heat, with the 3820 its a bit more complicated because of BCLK overclocking.

Besides, 12 + 2 phase cpu power on the extreme 6 is pretty decent, haven't looked into other boards but it should be comparable.
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Thanks 2thAche, so I guess the multi fluctuating between 12 and 37 every few seconds is because the BCLK has been changed. Guess I can forget speedstep.

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Thanks 2thAche, so I guess the multi fluctuating between 12 and 37 every few seconds is because the BCLK has been changed. Guess I can forget speedstep.

I would stay away from speed step on these boards if you change to 133 BCLK. If you notice, you also can not run offset with the 133 either.
 
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