Originally Posted by Chunin
Thanks for the answer justanoldman. Yes i made sure to set is a negative. I found out what the problem was on my own in the mean time. I noticed that the VCORE wasnt what it should be under load either. I didnt pay enough attention to it since i was worried about the idle problems. The problem was the LLC which i left set to auto in the bios and mobo decided to use Regular setting and the Vdrop was too high. Changed it back to Ultra High and my problems are gone.
I know its a very mild OC. I can do 4.4 Ghz / 1.2V but the temps under small FFT test go as high as 75C and my room temp is only ~22C. I dont believe when the summer comes itll be possible to keep them under 80C then. I know my CPU isnt under 100% load all the time but i rather be on the safe side than regret it later. The 200 Mhz more yield no real perfomance gain anyways and since i dropped to 4.2 Ghz my temps are 63-65C max.
Auto settings are retarded on this mobo. And i do mean that. I wondered what VCORE itd come up with for 4.4 Ghz since i already knew 1.2V is needed for it to be stable. With auto settings i got 1.32V spiking to 1.38V. Needless to say my temps skyrocketed to 95C...
Glad you figured it out. Yep, there are some mobos that don't do smart things when on auto, so I can understand you not wanting to use those. As for your temps, just keep in mind that Prime95 temps should be 20c or higher than you will see in normal use. So if you keep your Prime95 temps at 85c then real life temps should be in the 60s which is perfectly fine. Not trying to push you higher, just want to let you know voltage below 1.35v is completely safe, and temps in the 80s for Prime95 are no big deal.
Originally Posted by Tisca
Thanks! I will update.
Only thing I've done was use the OC Tuner, automatic OC that bumped the voltage to 1.316 and 4.5+GHz. No problems so far. I wanted to use this guide to est everything manually but noticed my BIOS was old so I canceled. I've read/heard that you shouldn't flash while overclocked so should I set everything to default before? Would that be "Optimized Defaults"?
I need to go pick up a new flash drive since don't know who borrowed/stole my last one. Does USB 3.0 work or could there be some driver issues?
Optimized defaults, yes. The USB needs to be fat32 formatted, so I would just stick with a 2.0 because you can get one for so cheap.
Originally Posted by paradoxum
Oops ok my VCore is actually 1.3550v, so that gives me a VID under P95 as "1.210v - 1.2960v"
So 1.3550 - 1.2960 = 0.059 = change offset to Manual + 0.060?
Aaand presuming this is all correct how does this help in the longrun, not running at highest vcore 24/7 so temps are lower a bit?
There is no "have to" when using offset. Many people like it because you are not unnecessarily sending a lot of voltage to your chip all the time. Others don't think it matters. I use it and think it makes sense, and it is not hard to setup, so I figure why wouldn't I use it. Idle voltage and temps will be lower when using offset.