Originally Posted by Makkqverk
I live in norway.. hehe so no newegg for me
Oh, is the corsair vengeance not god? 4x4gb 9-9-9-24 1.5v?
From what i have read, people do use them with this setup, samsung ram, i had never even heard of haha, we dont have them here. i have never been overcloking before, only tried and faildbecause of my wrong.. ish, ram settup..
I couldn't imagine not having a site like newegg.
It should be fine, but I'm saying depending on which speed RAM you are buying you may need to check for compatibility. If its DDR3 1600 or 1866, then you should be ok, but if the RAM is rated for something higher like 2133 or 2400 then you need to check for compatibility if it can run at those rated speeds. Of course, the RAM still may run if it isn't listed, but its good to check anyway.
Originally Posted by Tiktok79
Guys I have a question. With no programs running, i launch CPUZ and it shows the vcore already at 1.200. Once i start Prime95 it begins to drop into the 1.1's. However, if my system is not overclock, stock 3.4mhz, it's the oposite. Vcore will show at like 0.9 something and once i run a stress test it goes up on voltage, which is normal from what i know. So what i'm trying to say is that with my system idle the vcore is already at 1.20v. In the bios i have it on offset (not manual), everything is on defaults, all i do is change multiplier to 40 or 41 to begin testing.
however, yesterday it was running how it should...vcore is low since system is idle and once prime runs it goes up. today is doing the complete opposite and can't figure it out!
have i5 3570k
In the first scenario with the overclock, that sounds like vDroop is kicking in and dropping the voltage. You have it set for offset of 1.2V? Then it should hover around the offset from 1.2 with what you have it set to as well as taking into account how much vDroop is dropping it. (I believe that is a setting as well in the BIOS). This is entirely normal and you want this to be happening, albeit too much can cause you to have to constantly tweak up the vCore. Not too mention, this could also be on the overclock you have the speedstep turned off, which drops the clock speed down during idle. If speedstep is off, the vCore and clock speed will be constant during idle and not drop such as with speedstep on. For the stock settings, speedstep is on and the vCore and clock speed will be low as to what you are saying because the clock speed is running low at idle. Once you kick off a Prime95 test, the voltage will go up because its heading to the stock clock speed as well as the vCore that the BIOS auto setting has determined.
Hope this all helps.