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4.6GHz & offset voltage, how much lower can I go

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I appreciate any feedback &/or help on this

quick run down:
CPU Level Up - 4.6G
AI Overclock Tuner - X.M.P
Maximum Turbo Ratio (adjustable in OS) 46
Internal PLL Overvoltage-Disabled ( due to avoiding waking up from sleep problems)
CPU Voltage 1.152v offset mode +
CPU offset voltage + 0.015v

CPU COnfigurations
Enhanced Speedstep Technology - enabled
Turbo Mode - Enabled
C1E - Enabled
C3 & C6 reports - Disbaled

CPU-Z Idle 1.024v load 1.376v

Real Temp VID: idle 1.0057v load 1.3561

Load volts come from running P95 for 30 seconds, just to get a rough idea
I wonder if the load volts for a O/C of 4.6GHz are excessive? or are these acceptable levels

Should I drop the Offset volts lower? such as +0.010 & lower

I would be greatfull for any help & suggestions

Thanks in advance

AussieDave
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1.376V for 4.6GHz seems fairly average to slightly above-average to me. My 2600K only needs 1.28V for 4.5GHz but 4.7GHz requires 1.38V so you are right there with my chip. For what its worth mine will do 4.8GHz at 1.42V but any higher requires massive voltage that my H60 can't cope with....
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I would recommended starting off with manual voltage and 'finding' your desired overclock first before attempting to use offset voltage. I find It's much more easier to work with initially. Start off with low voltage and work your way up, also you may want to look at LLC to reduce any vdroop that you make encounter. Generally I would say Ultra high works best, but sometimes due to random idle bsods High tends to work that little bit better, however I would stick with ultra high for now, then if you have any issue's at idle we can always reduce it.

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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

1.376V for 4.6GHz seems fairly average to slightly above-average to me. My 2600K only needs 1.28V for 4.5GHz but 4.7GHz requires 1.38V so you are right there with my chip. For what its worth mine will do 4.8GHz at 1.42V but any higher requires massive voltage that my H60 can't cope with....
thanks for your reply
I know I can get the load volts down a fair bit more.. I did have the load volts down to 1.304 running P95 10 hours into a 12 hour stress test, untill I had a 5 second power outage & I can not find my notes with the settings. Low idle volts are more important, as I do not play high end games, & my PC does go into sleep mode a great deal, so sleep modes are important also. The most work my pc does is encode 3 AVI files into DVD at a time.

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I would recommended starting off with manual voltage and 'finding' your desired overclock first before attempting to use offset voltage. I find It's much more easier to work with initially. Start off with low voltage and work your way up, also you may want to look at LLC to reduce any vdroop that you make encounter. Generally I would say Ultra high works best, but sometimes due to random idle bsods High tends to work that little bit better, however I would stick with ultra high for now, then if you have any issue's at idle we can always reduce it.
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much appreciation for your reply....
I have been held up from being able to leave a decent reply for the moment.. So when I am able to get back on my other computer I will reply with more details.

Regards to both for helping me out & saving the very little sanity I have left biggrin.gif
As for my desired O/C, I am happy with 4.6GHz. It is Asus's default "Level UP" which is supposed to have a profile of settings & voltages preset. Obviously not real good tho, so fine tuning is needed...
so if I understand you correctly, with setting manual voltage, I go into bios, enter a CPU voltage, ( current default it is set at 1.12v) change the offset to manual. What sort of voltage are thinking off to enter here?

I think I may start from scratch: clear the CMOS, load the 4.6GHZ Level Up profile & see what we have to work with. I will post the results
Edited by AussieDave - 3/17/12 at 2:15am
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this is the first chance I have had to get back to this problem.
I will post some screen shots hidden by a spolier to save bogging the thread down with multiple images.

Optimized setting:
Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed: 3900MHz
Target Dram Speed: 1333MHz
CPU Level Up: Auto
Ai Overclock Tuner: Auto
Turbo Ratio-All Cores (adjustable in OS)
Maximum Turbo Ratio Setting: (adjustable in OS)
Internal PLL Overvoltage: Auto
Memory Frequencey: Auto
EPU Power Saving Mode: Disabled
CPU Manual Voltage: 1.112 Manual Mode ( greyed out)
CPU Manual Voltage: Auto Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
CPU PERFORMANCE SETTTINGS:
CPU Ratio: Auto
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep: Enabled
Turbo Mode: Enabled Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
Digi + VRM/Power Control
Vcore PWM Mode: T-Probe
Vcore LLC: Auto
Vcore Phase Control: Extreme
Vcore Over Current Protection: 100% Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio: Auto
Intel Virtualization Technology: Disabled
Enhanced SpeedStep: Enabled
Turbo Mode: Enabled
CPU C1E: Auto
C3 & C6 Auto Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
450
OVER CLOCKED SETTINGS:
Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed: 4600MHz
Target Dram Speed: 2133MHz
CPU Level Up: 4.6G
Ai Overclock Tuner: X.M.P
Turbo Ratio-All Cores (adjustable in OS)
Maximum Turbo Ratio Setting: (adjustable in OS) 46
Internal PLL Overvoltage: Disabled (due to wake up from sleep issues)
Memory Frequencey: 2133MHz
EPU Power Saving Mode: Disabled
CPU Manual Voltage: 1.112 Manual Mode
CPU Manual Voltage: Auto

CPU PERFORMANCE SETTTINGS:
CPU Ratio: Auto
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep: Enabled
Turbo Mode: Enabled

Digi + VRM/Power Control
Vcore PWM Mode: T-Probe
Vcore LLC: 50%
Vcore Phase Control: Optimized
Vcore Over Current Protection: 100%

CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio: Auto
Intel Virtualization Technology: Disabled
Enhanced SpeedStep: Enabled
Turbo Mode: Enabled
CPU C1E: Enabled
C3 & C6 Disabled

I appologise for such a long & detailed post, but I believe the more information provided the better.

These are the settings I have as now. Am I heading down the right track here? Or am I way off here?
I greatly appreciate anyone who may take the time to leave their thoughts.
Regards
Aussie

after having done all of this, I booted into windows, ran CPU-Z & RealTemp VID:
Quote:
CPU-Z
Idle: 1.344v
Load: 1.320v
Quote:
RealTemp VID
Idle: 1.3511v
Load: 1.3561

Edited by AussieDave - 3/18/12 at 4:58am
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