Originally Posted by mus1mus
Just dropping this here:
If the chip runs hot with fixed Voltage, it will also run hot with Turbo Boost ON when the chip goes into berserk mode. Especially when you said 4.6 is already too hot for your liking yet, you are gunning for 4.8.
Are you really getting that? IMO it should at least be marginally stable at 4.8 fixed and runs within the thermal bounds or you will simply push it to fail, throttle, and cause you issues.
You first need to dial in the max clocks that your chip can handle in a fixed clock and Voltages before doing an adaptive Turbo Boost mode. Why?
Simply put it, there is a big chance the CPU will turbo at the max clock if it is stable and within thermals wiyh a heavy threaded load. And there, your system will give out better performance even in single threaded apps due to the fact that each instruction can be executed once and not repeatedly due to innate error correction.
Errrm. We feast in stable overclock proofs rather than max verification shizzle!
I reached 4.5 stable on air running at 60 C during burn tests and 4.6 was unstable up until high temps 68
The thing is when i did 4.2 with boost to 4.8 it was boosting usually 1 core when gaming and max temps i was reaching while gaming for hours were 56 C with lowered speed fan profiles as opposed to the static clocks. Now i ran this for about a month now and changed to W10 meanwhile + WoW got it's next expansion upgrade now the game makes 4 cores boost and i started getting higher temps ~ 62C and this 1 freeze few nights ago that made me go check things.
I ran the Burn on 1 thread - 100 batches while playing the game and got an error at one point so i went in and added +1 step offset voltage
Re-did the test and got an error after a few hours but also got higher temps so i decided to go down to 4.0 boost to 4.6 with going to standard bus speeds and dialed back that +1 step to what was before that or ( +2 steps )
Now i am back at low temps even when 4 cores are boosted and running the burn while playing through the night results in 0 errors.