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Well for now I guess I'll leave it at only Turbo disabled, with a 40x multiplier max which gives me 4GHz. Barely an increase over the previous 38x max but I'm concerned about temps and already have good performance in my games. When I run Prime95 my cores jump to 75C with the 40x while at 38x it was only running 65C, crazy difference. But gaming it doesn't even pass 60C even at 40x so that's acceptable.
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Well for now I guess I'll leave it at only Turbo disabled, with a 40x multiplier max which gives me 4GHz. Barely an increase over the previous 38x max but I'm concerned about temps and already have good performance in my games. When I run Prime95 my cores jump to 75C with the 40x while at 38x it was only running 65C, crazy difference. But gaming it doesn't even pass 60C even at 40x so that's acceptable.
I did a 12 hour run of Prime 95 @ 45x when I still had the Noctua cooler installed and maxed out at around 85c. But I got my highest temps in the second set of fft's and it didn't last long.
Now with better cooling and lower voltage I've dropped a lot off the temps.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding about the turbo's but I don't see what difference it makes. 40x is 40x is 40x no matter how you get there. I did my first OC using the turbos 45x just for grins.
post #1133 of 6427
I dont understand the bios naming schemes. F7 is newer then F8A?
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Thread Starter 
yea i think they messed up the naming really quick.

hey roach why do you use that audio card? is it really better than the ALC898+Line Drivers?
Edited by Sin0822 - 5/13/12 at 11:14am
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Hey Snakes, try to walk your voltage down if you have not done it already. Drop it .005 at a time you can probably work those temps down a bit more.
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Hey Snakes, try to walk your voltage down if you have not done it already. Drop it .005 at a time you can probably work those temps down a bit more.
I've thought about doing that. The BIOS says mine is currently at 1.155.

Installed Easytune 6 and CPU-z just to monitor and it's showing my vcore fluctuating around 1.044-1.152. I went into BIOS and changed the vcore from Auto to 1.150 but it didn't seem to have any effect, it's still fluctuating and ignoring the settings because of the energy saving functions? So confused right now.

Been doing some reading, is the set vcore in the bios just the max vcore, and fluctuation is normal? Looks like reducing my vcore does lower the average vcore in these monitoring utilities. How do you test for vcore stability, prime95?
Edited by Snakes - 5/13/12 at 1:09pm
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post #1137 of 6427
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Maybe I'm misunderstanding about the turbo's but I don't see what difference it makes. 40x is 40x is 40x no matter how you get there. I did my first OC using the turbos 45x just for grins.
I have no clue, having a hard time understanding the difference myself. Turbo, SpeedStep, the two halt states, what's the difference. I'm ready to accept that I don't understand it and just try to get the speed and temps that I feel good about, however I manage to get em.

Sorry for double posting, will try to avoid in the future.
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Ok after 3 days of stable running I am happy to say that changing the Vcore voltage fixed my freeze up problem on the UD5H. So all is good now prob going to OC the 3570k to 4.0 but not sure just yet lol I don't want to have any problems especially with D3 just a few hours away lol.
post #1139 of 6427
I'm trying to decide between the

D3H
UD3H
UD5H


What are the differences between the 3 besides cosmetic and ports, etc?

Can all 3 handle a good overclock to 4.6-5.0?
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The red USB ports are powered on all the time just use the other ports in the back.
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