Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › AMD Bulldozer and Piledriver Overclocking Guide - Asus Motherboard
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

AMD Bulldozer and Piledriver Overclocking Guide - Asus Motherboard - Page 65

Poll Results: Was this helpful?

 
  • 96% (404)
    Yes
  • 3% (13)
    No
417 Total Votes  
post #641 of 4087
Yeah I'm going to try overclocking again sometime this week or next week. I'll try manually setting the RAM voltage to 1.5, windows in high performance mode, and LLC on auto this time.
Deadpool
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k at 4.7 GHz Asus Sabertooth Z170 EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3000 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB HDD Asus Blu Ray Drive Corsair H115i 
CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
2 Noctua NF-A14 Radiator Fans 3 Noctua NF-S12A PWM Airflow Fans Windows 10 64-bit Corsair Vengeance K70 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNova P2 750W Corsair Vengeance C70 Corsair M95 Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 
  hide details  
Reply
Deadpool
(16 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700k at 4.7 GHz Asus Sabertooth Z170 EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3000 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB SSD Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB HDD Asus Blu Ray Drive Corsair H115i 
CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
2 Noctua NF-A14 Radiator Fans 3 Noctua NF-S12A PWM Airflow Fans Windows 10 64-bit Corsair Vengeance K70 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNova P2 750W Corsair Vengeance C70 Corsair M95 Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #642 of 4087
Quick question about re enabling the power saving features after I've finished tweaking my overclock. Arent I supposed to see the clock throttle down under idle after turning all of these settings back on?
Destrto3
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Radeon R9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... SanDisk Extreme 240 Western Digital WDC WD10 EARS 1TB Seagate ST2000DM 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB EK Supreme LTx (AMD) Windows 8.1 Sceptre 32" LCD Flat Panel TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator ThermalTake TR2 RX 850W Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooler Master Devastator 
Audio
OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
Destrto3
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Radeon R9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... SanDisk Extreme 240 Western Digital WDC WD10 EARS 1TB Seagate ST2000DM 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB EK Supreme LTx (AMD) Windows 8.1 Sceptre 32" LCD Flat Panel TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator ThermalTake TR2 RX 850W Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooler Master Devastator 
Audio
OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #643 of 4087
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Destrto View Post

Quick question about re enabling the power saving features after I've finished tweaking my overclock. Arent I supposed to see the clock throttle down under idle after turning all of these settings back on?

The down clock feature doesn't seem to work unless you are using the Offset Voltage setting.
post #644 of 4087
Quote:
Originally Posted by ComputerRestore View Post

The down clock feature doesn't seem to work unless you are using the Offset Voltage setting.

Ahh OK. Well I went back and turned them off, since I started experiencing anomolies with random freezes.
Destrto3
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Radeon R9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... SanDisk Extreme 240 Western Digital WDC WD10 EARS 1TB Seagate ST2000DM 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB EK Supreme LTx (AMD) Windows 8.1 Sceptre 32" LCD Flat Panel TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator ThermalTake TR2 RX 850W Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooler Master Devastator 
Audio
OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
Destrto3
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Radeon R9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... SanDisk Extreme 240 Western Digital WDC WD10 EARS 1TB Seagate ST2000DM 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB EK Supreme LTx (AMD) Windows 8.1 Sceptre 32" LCD Flat Panel TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator ThermalTake TR2 RX 850W Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooler Master Devastator 
Audio
OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #645 of 4087
when you overclock the CPU is there any advantage to give the Ram a little extra voltage?
post #646 of 4087
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrRenefo View Post

when you overclock the CPU is there any advantage to give the Ram a little extra voltage?

Increasing the voltage on the ram increases the strain on the IMC, so it can actually be a bad thing when overclocking.
It's recommended to find out your max CPU OC with the ram at a low setting for this reason.
post #647 of 4087
you don't fail to surprise me with new advice. I had no idea (though I should have) that the dimm volts effected to IMC and over all overclock. I had already lowered voltage for both but I don't think it is enough. So going have to start on a fresh oc tomorrow maybe after I mod my case for push/pull h100 and see better cooling hopefully. Still want to hold at 4.5GHz and will be working on cooler and stable instead of pushing for faster.

... and again +rep
( I only give those to difference changers thumb.gif)
post #648 of 4087
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by aas88keyz View Post

you don't fail to surprise me with new advice. I had no idea (though I should have) that the dimm volts effected to IMC and over all overclock. I had already lowered voltage for both but I don't think it is enough. So going have to start on a fresh oc tomorrow maybe after I mod my case for push/pull h100 and see better cooling hopefully. Still want to hold at 4.5GHz and will be working on cooler and stable instead of pushing for faster.

... and again +rep
( I only give those to difference changers thumb.gif)

He he, I can't take all the credit. My guide is updated and linked to a certain members post in regards to this.
Seeing as not all cores can reach the same frequency, it makes sense that the IMC may struggle when the CPU is pushed.
I'm fairly new to overclocking as well, so it's nice to learn from others experiences.
post #649 of 4087
Great guide - Although I have been OCing CPUs since the original x486 days, I learned quite a bit about the new processoer and platform.

A couple of quick questions, but first my pertinent specs: 6300 on SaberT FX990 R2.0 2.0 -

my goal - simple overclock to replicate 6350 perf (3.9 with 4.2 boost),

I have followed guide suggestions, read pretty much all posts

As you may have guessed, with all power saving off, easly hit 3.9 on stock volts (1.375) volt solid as rock.

To get my CPU power savings working I will be enabling Cool n Quiet option, C1E and APM Master Mode (auto).

My questions:

Do I want c6 enabledin this secnario? If no - why not?

For this OC, should I keep CPU LLC to ultra high and CPU/NB LLC to high, or should I dial it back to cut thermals on VRM?

Current should still be set to 130%, or dial it back a bit to also save on thermals?

Whats best way to test turbo mode (4.2), just run prime with only 3 cores? Or?

Thanks in advance, this is a great guide and a cool forum.
post #650 of 4087
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qbiz4man View Post

Great guide - Although I have been OCing CPUs since the original x486 days, I learned quite a bit about the new processoer and platform.

A couple of quick questions, but first my pertinent specs: 6300 on SaberT FX990 R2.0 2.0 -

my goal - simple overclock to replicate 6350 perf (3.9 with 4.2 boost),

I have followed guide suggestions, read pretty much all posts

As you may have guessed, with all power saving off, easly hit 3.9 on stock volts (1.375) volt solid as rock.

To get my CPU power savings working I will be enabling Cool n Quiet option, C1E and APM Master Mode (auto).

My questions:

Do I want c6 enabledin this secnario? If no - why not?

For this OC, should I keep CPU LLC to ultra high and CPU/NB LLC to high, or should I dial it back to cut thermals on VRM?

Current should still be set to 130%, or dial it back a bit to also save on thermals?

Whats best way to test turbo mode (4.2), just run prime with only 3 cores? Or?

Thanks in advance, this is a great guide and a cool forum.

You will want to run C6. It will allow the cores to be completely shut down when idle.
For that Overclock you could reduce the LLC to Medium or High to reduce VRM thermals, as stability shouldn't be an issue with loading. You may just need to up the CPU voltage a few notches.

I'm not sure if you could actually set the same specs as the 6350 as far as a turbo profile goes. (Unless you use the AOD Software)
4.2Ghz will be the secondary Turbo profile (3 cores loaded) Which you can't set in the BIOS. You can only set the primary turbo (6 Cores).
You are correct though that to test it, you would need to set the affinity to whatever stress test you use, to only use 3 of 6 cores.
This isn't something I've played with, so I would be intested to know, that if you set the primary turbo profile, if the secondary profile is automatically increased.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › AMD Bulldozer and Piledriver Overclocking Guide - Asus Motherboard