Originally Posted by BrainSplatter
I saw 4Ghz cache with the F5L BIOS thereas before you could only get a maximum of 3.9Ghz. I didn't try for more with the BIOS so the F5L might be stuck at 4Ghz now. In the Intel tool I can happily apply cache frequences above 4Ghz and CPU-Z confirms that frequency.
Uncore will not help increase CPU stability unless you lower it, it will just help with bottlenecking the CPU performance. Also BIOS B10 will also have Uncore ratios fixed. Increase ring voltage to stabilize uncore.
Originally Posted by noles1983
I need some help, every time i set the cpu core ratio to 45 in the bios, it will stay until i restart, then it wil go to 43? I dont see any settings where its 43. I want my clock to be 4.5 not 4.3. Its like the on/off toggles in the bios are not working. Its bios f5l, what am i doing wrong?
I recommend re-flashing your BIOS and trying again. Go under advanced CPU core features(make sure that CPu upgrade, or performance upgrade are NOT selected these are auto OC profiles), disable Turbo and EIST and all the power saving states like C3, C6/C7, and C1E, and disable the top where it says turbo, you can leave the turbo on auto, but IMO disable it. That should give you what you set as your OC. If it isn't try B10 BIOS or an earlier BIOS and see if you get the same issue.
different boards different overclocking/BIOS technologies, when on a gigabyte board you disable the turbo setting you aren't really disabling turbo, you are just disabling all the extra crap no one wants to deal with with turbo. i always disable that turbo thing, however you can only OC with turbo multipliers. If you disable Turbo on gigabyte and disable EIST and the other power saving modes your OC in windows will be what you set as the CPu Ratio in the BIOS, no question about it. However you will be using the turbo function just in a much simplified manner. Every board's BIOS is different, on GIGABYTE they have made it now so you can change the ratio in the OS with EIST disabled, this really helps a lot b/c the frequency doesn't jump around. If you want the have 24/7 whatever you set then you should disable EIST or it will drop down. On some boards leaving EIST enabled wont drop the frequency under idle, it quasi turns it off in the back while you still don't touch it in the front.