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flashed f6 BIOS, running smoothly.
following SIN's overclocking guide and the best I can @ 4.3ghz is 1.248 vcore in CPU-Z, commanding 1.250 in BIOS.
temps are low 30's @ idle and 50-55 on prime95 thumb.gif
about average?
Those are decent temps, about 5C less than I'm getting with a Hyper 212 EVO heatsink. What are you using for a CPU cooler?

Sorry for double posting!
Edited by Snakes - 5/13/12 at 1:02am
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post #1122 of 6656
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Those are decent temps, about 5C less than I'm getting with a Hyper 212 EVO heatsink. What are you using for a CPU cooler?
Sorry for double posting!

hyper 212+ as well.

all fans are @ 50%, curious to see what I find with the back fan blocked, and the side 120's and 5.25" drive bay 120.

I need some y-splitters though, they'll be here Tues for some testing.
post #1123 of 6656
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Can I get some help with this? I just took my first shot at overclocking with this board/CPU and what I changed in the BIOS was I disabled Intel Turbo Boost (was set to Auto) and then changed my CPU multiplier from 34 to 40. I thought disabling Turbo would make the CPU run at a fixed 4GHz but when I booted into Windows it was fluctuating based on load just like it was before. I ran Prime 95 and it jumped to 4GHz so the multiplier setting seems to have taken effect but is there a way to disable the multiplier fluctuation? What did disabling Turbo do if not that? It seems to run much faster at idle now than before, often going up to 3.8-4.0GHz while there is zero load which seems excessive. I'm using Core Temp 1.0 RC3 to monitor the CPU speed and temps.
I just tried something else, disabled Enhanced Intel SpeedStep (was set to Auto) while leaving Turbo disabled, the multiplier is still fluctuating in Windows and still goes to x40 under Prime95 like before. I don't understand. These two features relate to the CPU fluctuation, both are disabled, and it's still fluctuating.
Reading a little more, could it be that I have C1E and C3/C6 still set to Auto? I don't know what system halt is, so I didn't change them. It seems strange that I'd have to disable 4 different settings to get a fixed multiplier, but maybe that's normal. Any advice would be great, thanks.

disable c1E you can disable c3/c6 I have mine enabled which @ idle does fluctuate but any load it's @ 4.3ghz it gives me almost 10 deg cooler idle temps.
post #1124 of 6656
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hyper 212+ as well.
all fans are @ 50%, curious to see what I find with the back fan blocked, and the side 120's and 5.25" drive bay 120.
I need some y-splitters though, they'll be here Tues for some testing.
I don't have a side fan, maybe that's part of the difference. I have a 200mm in the front and one in the top, and a 120mm in the back. I have it on Turbo so it's overclocking from 3.4 to 3.8GHz under load, what about you?
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disable c1E you can disable c3/c6 I have mine enabled which @ idle does fluctuate but any load it's @ 4.3ghz it gives me almost 10 deg cooler idle temps.
Thanks. I'm just trying to understand this, I would probably let it fluctuate under normal use to save temps but I want to know what exactly these 4 settings are doing, it seems like they're all doing the same thing so disabling half of em doesn't even make a difference. If disabling only Turbo Boost lets me get to the 4GHz overclock while going back down when idle then I guess I would leave the other 3 settings on Auto for long term use, if that makes sense.
Edited by Snakes - 5/13/12 at 1:32am
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processor sleep states.

http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-028739.htm

Basically they clock the processor down when its not busy, they save power. I call it race to 0. Work is a countdown, 0 is rest time.

I leave them all on, most of the time. Sometimes they can cause stability issues with overclock, but I have had no issues with Ivy. YMMV




Turbo is the exact opposite, it clocks the processor up to speed the trip to 0. Disable turbo when overclocking, unless you are using it as your overclock, I guess that's totally feasible but then you have to keep up with more stuff. Base multi, 1 core multi, 2 core multi, 4 core multi....ughh pain in the arse.


The sleep states allow the processor to lower the multiplier, temps and voltage when its idling. That's a good thing, the less time spent at full power the better.
Edited by Polyspecific - 5/13/12 at 2:01am
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I don't have a side fan, maybe that's part of the difference. I have a 200mm in the front and one in the top, and a 120mm in the back. I have it on Turbo so it's overclocking from 3.4 to 3.8GHz under load, what about you?

I don't have side fans yet either, my sides are currently off so I expect the temps to rise a touch.wink.gif

Polyspecific covered the sleep states.

disable turbo
post #1128 of 6656
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processor sleep states.
http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-028739.htm
Basically they clock the processor down when its not busy, they save power. I call it race to 0. Work is a countdown, 0 is rest time.
I leave them all on, most of the time. Sometimes they can cause stability issues with overclock, but I have had no issues with Ivy. YMMV
Turbo is the exact opposite, it clocks the processor up to speed the trip to 0. Disable turbo when overclocking, unless you are using it as your overclock, I guess that's totally feasible but then you have to keep up with more stuff. Base multi, 1 core multi, 2 core multi, 4 core multi....ughh pain in the arse.
The sleep states allow the processor to lower the multiplier, temps and voltage when its idling. That's a good thing, the less time spent at full power the better.
So I should disable turbo, but leave Intel speedstep, C1E and C3/C6 on when overclocking?
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I think what is confusing to people maybe new to overclocking has more to do with what I see as the versatility of the board when it comes to overclocking. I have overclocked to x45 several different ways so far.
First one was to use only the turbos set to x45, Vcore Normal, with DVID of 0.00, LLC set to extreme and other voltage settings turned up. So basically the LLC, etc is making up the needed vcore automagically.
Another was with DVID + x.xx with x being positive voltages and using the cpu multiplier and with LLC and other settings voltage related turned down to lowest, or almost lowest settings. and so on and so on.
These boards are so much better than the old P67/Z68 Gigabyte boards it's just fun tinkering. thumb.gif
I've been a Gigabyte user through P67/Z68 (skipped X79) but was about to jump ship until the current crop of Z77 boards came out. Well that, and Sin's outstanding in depth reviews. I guess the devil you know is better than the devil you don't. biggrin.gif

BTW I've yet to turn off speedstep, etc, except to check vid in Windows.
post #1130 of 6656
F8a > F7 bios for UD5h

Get audio popping while gaming with F7 and Audigy 2zs PCI. System feels more responsive with F8a too.
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