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post #1 of 14
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Before I start the thread, I'm going to point out that all my system information is in my signature under First Born.


At the moment I'm running my Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 4.0 Ghz and want to get an opinion before (if I should) push it to around 4.2 Ghz. I'll start with temps:


1 Hour of Prime95:




10 Minutes Idle (After stopping Prime95):





UEFI Settings:

Main Tab in ASROCK UEFI SETUP UTILITY
UEFI Version: 970 Extreme3 P1.30


OC Tweaker Tab in ASROCK UEFI SETUP UTILITY

CPU Configuration
Spread Spectrum --- Auto
ASRock UCC --- Disabled
CPU Active Core Control --- Disabled

CPU Frequency Multiplier --- x20.0 4000MHz
CPU Voltage --- 1.4375v
NB Frequency Multiplier --- x10.0 2000MHz
CPU NB Voltage --- 1.1000V
HT Bus Speed --- Auto
HT Bus Width --- 16 bit

DRAM Configuration
Load Profile Setting --- Auto
Profile 1: 9-9-9-27 1.65v DDR3-1600
DRAM Frequency DDR3-1333 --- Auto

Voltage Control
CPU Load-Line Calibration --- Auto [3 Options: Auto, Enabled, Disabled] (Enabled causes VCore prevents it from going higher than set in BIOS, and causes it to drop slightly under load while reaching maximum (occasionally) without load. Auto sets it to disabled I believe)
DRAM Voltage --- Auto
NB Voltage --- Auto
HT Voltage --- Auto
CPU VDDA Voltage --- Auto
PCIE VDDA Voltage --- Auto

Forgot to take note of it when I was in UEFI but I'm pretty sure I have C1E or whatever it is disabled and Cool n Quiet enabled (no problems so far).

If it makes a difference or not, current windows power setting is set to balanced.



Thoughts? Anything I should change/improve? Could/Should I push it a bit further (to 4.2-4 Ghz tops)?




IBT Temps (During Testing):




IBT Results






Ambient: 20-22 (give or take) degrees Celsius (69-73 degrees Fahrenheit)
Edited by CS14 - 2/12/13 at 5:36pm
post #2 of 14
I found the if you set LLC to auto, the voltage will increase like crazy in p95...I'm trying to figure out how to oc my 965 pass 4.2 Ghz. It seems I have to increase the fsb..
post #3 of 14
Looking good dude, keep pushing the voltage but try not to go over 1.5V for 24/7. After you OC the CPU try and tinker with ram and Northbride a bit more. You will see a massive performance gain at around 2.6-2.8Ghz on the NB. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by tomhrxbfg View Post

I found the if you set LLC to auto, the voltage will increase like crazy in p95...I'm trying to figure out how to oc my 965 pass 4.2 Ghz. It seems I have to increase the fsb..

Are you referring to LLC on the same board as the one I am using (970 Extreme3)? The LLC seems to be a little.. "different" (enabling it causes it to not go any higher than what set in BIOS and will cause it to drop under load while hitting maximum under very little load) on this board, pretty sure auto disabled it for AM3 processors on my board but I may be wrong. I'll tinker with it off here soon.

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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post

Looking good dude, keep pushing the voltage but try not to go over 1.5V for 24/7. After you OC the CPU try and tinker with ram and Northbride a bit more. You will see a massive performance gain at around 2.6-2.8Ghz on the NB. thumb.gif

Thanks, and I don't plan to even hit 1.5v even though I don't use it 24/7 (rarely leave it on nonstop throughout the night). Planned on messing around with the ram timings and what not after I got a nice stable OC. GPU may be next after I get a good OC on the processor devil.gif
Edited by CS14 - 2/12/13 at 4:58pm
post #5 of 14
Yeah that looks good bro...see if you can drop your Vcore afew tenths and you will be righteous.
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post #6 of 14
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CPU voltage in BIOS: 1.4375v
CPU voltage while running P95 (according to HWMonitor): 1.496 (max)
LLC: Disabled (If I enable LLC it will not let the voltage get much higher than what is set in BIOS, and slightly drops under load)


Thoughts on which LLC setting to go with? I have auto, enabled, and disabled. With auto or disabled on I get a vcore of 1.496 max according to HWMonitor, haven't tried with it on yet but when I previously had it at stock settings it did not allow the voltage to exceed (by a lot) what was set in BIOS.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by CS14 View Post

Are you referring to LLC on the same board as the one I am using (970 Extreme3)? The LLC seems to be a little.. "different" (enabling it causes it to not go any higher than what set in BIOS and will cause it to drop under load while hitting maximum under very little load) on this board, pretty sure auto disabled it for AM3 processors on my board but I may be wrong. I'll tinker with it off here soon.
Thanks, and I don't plan to even hit 1.5v even though I don't use it 24/7 (rarely leave it on nonstop throughout the night). Planned on messing around with the ram timings and what not after I got a nice stable OC. GPU may be next after I get a good OC on the processor devil.gif
Your hitting very good temps with a Hyper 212 if i may add! At 4.2Ghz on custom 955BE i was hitting 48C. So thats good!
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post

Your hitting very good temps with a Hyper 212 if i may add! At 4.2Ghz on custom 955BE i was hitting 48C. So thats good!

Thanks, I think it's due to either a good chip or the airflow in my case because even with the stock cooler I had good temps from what I was told.
post #9 of 14
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Little Update:

Changed LLC from AUTO to DISABLED and had the same voltages as in the screenshots above (read some of my posts for how LLC has been acting on my board).

IBT Temps (During Testing):




IBT Results





Also might as well give ambient temps:

Roughly 20-22 (give or take) degrees Celsius (69-73 degrees Fahrenheit)
Edited by CS14 - 2/12/13 at 5:30pm
post #10 of 14
yea my LLC should be the same as yours since my borad is asrock extreme9, so same series and mobo maker. I guess previously I set it as auto, which explains the crazy increase in vcore.
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