Originally Posted by Belial
What is the bios switch for, what does it do? (ud5h). Seems a bit worthless.
I didnt know you had to pull the plug on power and all when doing a cmos reset. on my old build (sig rig for $300 system, a770e3 phenom x4) what i did was turn off, move the cmos jumper from sticks 1-2 to 2-3 or whatever, then boot up the computer for a second, then turn it off, move back cmos jumper, and good to go.
never had a problem. i guess i wasnt supposed to do that or just my new mobo is different ;/
Anyways, here's my overclocking results guys. I've got 2 3570ks and I'm trying to bin them - the better one I'm going to keep and delid, the other I'm selling basically. I'm coming from AMD, so I have absolutely no idea where voltages, temps, are supposed to be, what frequencies and temps you generally see, what's a good chip, a cool chip, a hot chip, etc. For Phenom/Deneb/AMD it was very straightforward - instability occurs at 55*C+ but up to ~60-62*C was fine for a max temp (if you didnt crash at that temp), stay below 1.55v (above is dangerous, 1.6 is really pushing it), stay below 1.4-1.5cpu-nb....
This is just my results of this particular chip I have, various stuff. Optimal defaults (disabled sata slots im not using which is all but one basically, set ram to 1333mhz even though xmp is stable at 2000mhz cl7 1.65v, disable c1e and powersaving features, etc), and vcore llc at either turbo or extreme (played around with it to see if it'd make diference)
4.8ghz 1.5 = 8m hyperpi @ 82*C, x124 5 minutes in p95 max ram blend. Multimeter said 1.526vcore
4.9ghz 1.55v = 1m hyperpi fine, 84*C, x124 instant p95
5ghz was a total flop. no way to get it work - turbo, extreme llc, i tried up to 1.6vcore. I did 8m hyperpi but had rounding errors, max temp was 88*C.
5.1ghz fails at w7 splash screen, no way to even log in or validate even at 1.6v
I always thought that IB was like super hot if not delidded, like anything above 1.3v was impossible or something. but I'm not going over 90*C here even with 1.6vcore. However I can't even boot into 5. So is this a cool chip, or is it a bad chip because it can't go far?
I'm just trying to 'bin' these 2 chips to see which is better, that's realy what im trying to do here.
edit: im using nh-d14
and i think temps jumped to 99*C right before a crash on p95. i think p95 gets way hotter than hyperpi, maybe i didnt realize how hot it was getting. maybe thats why it was crashing immediately lol.