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Man I remembered when 1366 hit ground, everyone aaaing and oooing at tripple channel memory. What ever happened to that?
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Originally Posted by TheProfiteer View Post

Man I remembered when 1366 hit ground, everyone aaaing and oooing at tripple channel memory. What ever happened to that?

It pretty much fizzled out for no real reason. More support for dual channel, kind of like what happend with HD DVD vs Blu-ray. Still lovin' my X58 chipset though!
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Ok. The spikes are caused by ntoskrnl.exe (Windows system) and avp.exe (Kaspersky).

Great...
     
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I got rid of antiviruses a long while ago personally. tongue.gif

Did you disable core parking?
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Keep in mind an unstable overclock can actually give you worse performance than stock on some programs.

Windows is perfectly capable of running with a fairly unstable overclock, so the fact that "everything works and nothing crashes" isn't the best guide to go by, even though it's what most people use.

If you think there is any chance this might be your issue, save your BIOS settings and then revert to stock for a trial run with chrome, media player classic, and whatever else is giving you issues. Even at stock, a i7 920 should be more than enough for web browsing and video playback - even my core 2 duo can do that!

You were right! I dropped my clock from 4.0 to 3.8Ghz. Bumped vcore down 1 step too (just cuz). And my CPU idle is back down to 3-5% usage. And I don't get any more stuttering or CPU usage spikes.

Btw, I had initially tried reinstalling Kaspersky but that didn't fix it.

Props bro!
Edited by LXXIII - 4/9/13 at 11:54am
     
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You were right! I dropped my clock from 4.0 to 3.8Ghz. Bumped vcore down 1 step too (just cuz). And my CPU idle is back down to 3-5% usage. And I don't get any more stuttering or CPU usage spikes.

Btw, I had initially tried reinstalling Kaspersky but that didn't fix it.

Props bro!

Glad I was able to help, especially since it was indeed an unstable overclock since letting that go too long could have potentially scrambled your SSD data, which is always a pain. wink.gif
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Glad I was able to help, especially since it was indeed an unstable overclock since letting that go too long could have potentially scrambled your SSD data, which is always a pain. wink.gif

It's amazing how a CPU can degrade over 4 years. I was totally fine at that clock for so long frown.gif
     
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