all sounds good to me per those pre-formal rules, however I have no 4.5GHz before deliding to compare with LOL!
maybe let's just keep it at whatever OC above 42x the user prefers to make a comparison of before & after? I personally usually start overclocking my SB/IB chips at 4.6GHz and move forwards where all the fun starts
Also it might be important to state that before screenshot should be fresh (last 24 hours) and not something like from half a year ago which could have changed a dozen times already in meantime
Lastly, ambient room temperature at computer/radiator intake is important! it's hard to compare before and after when one doesn't state what the ambient was at. e.g. former test was done at 18C ambient while after test was done at 26C ambient, will make high to new high core temp meaningless, unless one (mathematically) adjusts them to same level of ambient ... then the comparison will be direct.
speaking of which, I need an advice, because I am wondering if my chip simply hits a voltage wall past 5.1GHz or not ... do those numbers below look more or less normal or something totally off like I am trying to overvolt the hell out of it for no apparent reason?
4.6GHz - IBT stable vcore under load 1.240v
*4.7Ghz - IBT stable vcore under load 1.288v (0.048v more than 100MHz lower)
4.8GHz - IBT stable vcore under load 1.344v (0.056v more than 100MHz lower)
4.9GHz - IBT stable vcore under load 1.416v (0.072v more than 100MHz lower)
5.0GHz - IBT stable vcore under load 1.512v (0.096v more than 100MHz lower)
5.1GHz - IBT stable vcore under load 1.638v (0.126v more than 100MHz lower)
5.2GHz - even possible with this chip? BIOS refuses to boot it at fixed voltage specified at 1.7V and CPU OverCurrent Protection disabled ... hitting a wall at multi 52x?
*all OC clocks & voltages under load (except for 4.7GHz) were double-checked in last 24 hours, so they are fresh and current, stable under IBT for at least 10 quick rounds or 2 (up to 20 sometimes) Maximum mode rounds, no WHEA warnings.
I use Ultra High 75% LLC and offsets for now, if it makes a difference. tried fixed vcore (also at UH LLC) at 1.7v for 5.2ghz but still no go, bios doesn't let me boot it stating some crap about CPU Overvoltage error (first time I see it) ... I guess I should start working the BCLK up Edited by feniks - 10/21/12 at 4:22pm