Originally Posted by Steve123MC
The headphone jack is the AMP'ed Audio jack which is meant to drive headphone speakers directly. PC speakers usually have their own amplifier so you want to connect them using the other audio out. That way you choose between headphones or pc speakers in the Sound Blaster software without having to disconnect one or the other.
Yeah, I went back in the thread and found a discussion on the jacks. Got it sorted.Thanks for reply:)
I have read sins overclocking guide on Extreme Systems and it is a little more detailed than the one on Overclock.net, but even with all this guidance I still can't get my chip stable past 4.2ghz. My chip is like a crackhead, it always needs more, more, more (volts).
Well actually I don't even get it stable at 4.2 with the volts I want. I leave the multiplier at 35 and set the gear ratio to 1.25x with 1.205v. But for some reason when I boot into windows I find that the multiplier has dropped to 33x leaving me with 4.125ghz. The cashe automatically overclocks to 4000mhz. I lower the Vrim to 1.610v and raise the cashe volts to 1.100. I'm not touching the mem until I have found the CPU OC that I want, but I have had a play with it and my 2 year old Samsung green 8g 2x4, 32nm @1.3v seems to overclock just as well as it did with Sandybridge. I can get it to 2133, 10-10-10-27 1T @1.5v. But with my ram OC'd or not my overclocks don't work in OCCT, Prime95, Aida64. Except for the 4.125ghz OC.
Something I have noticed is that everybody on techpowerup forums is getting decent OC's. This is people that have bought retail chips not just the ones with engineering samples. So this gets me thinking that maybe my chip could do better and it's just me being a noob that can't get a decent OC.
P.S, Dave (Cadaveca) has killed 10 4770k's!