Originally Posted by mrtoyotaco
That is exactly what I plan to do. Except I would enable C1E and C States since you are running a fixed voltage. If you don't want the voltage and speed to drop at idle(vary with activity) disable EIST. I would also disable EuP 2013.
ALSO: I am trying to figure out WTH the difference is in changing the CPU multipler number and changing the CPU ratio number. They both produce the overclock. Whichever one is higher than the other seems to "trump the other". The only thing I can figure out is you can set each core ratio instead of the entire chip multiples.
I've got both the c-state options enabled now and it seems stable. However, I transferred my old ATI HD 4890 to this board and after a day I noticed stuttering while watching movies. I tried a number of different drivers and checked that the fans were spinning up. Then, the following morning, I got artifacts on the screen and two yellow bands right down the screen. They appeared in the BIOS and so I guessed it was the card. I pulled it out and burnt my thumb on the the backplate thing on the card, so I know it had fried. I don't get how it could have happened. fans were working properly and I hadn't stressed it or even played a game yet. Is there any BIOS setting that could have overvolted it or set something that would have caused this?
I ran it yesterday on the built in GPU and noticed overclocking options in the BIOS for that but turned them off. I was surprised at how smooth it was.
Today I installed an MSI HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC 2048MB card and that seems to be working fine
I'm still curios as to what could have caused my old card to cook though. It wasn't in the top PCI-E slot as it didn't work in there but airflow wasn't really restricted in the middle slot and there was no significant dust build up. Any ideas? Or maybe it was just it's time to die?