Originally Posted by Jodiuh
How do you guys feel about the auto overclocking, CPU level up option in the BIOS? Anyone had success getting 4.6 Ghz that way? Also, anyone have success getting up to 4.6 Ghz after the auto OC fails @ 4.4 Ghz?
Define success :-) I can get to the 4.6 with a 39cache (auto) easily via the auto junk. Either by just raising the cores to the 46, or the level up. Using the easy side of the uefi, or using the 4way optimize in the OS. But that is not success for me, it is pretty numbers, that are not 24/7 beat the hell out of it stable. Using those methods (to this 4.6) I still throttle from not enough cooling, and it still will crash, bsod or whatever out of the blue, this is totally unacceptable to me, even if it works like that for 5 days straight.
Could you not even boot to OS ? Is that intel on-die GPU on or not? And you know that having the Raid/ide/AHCI set wrong will crash an OS without it having anything to do with the cpu? another thing was the ram, it was possible to crash with ram, even if everything else was ok. that is easy to turn down independent. That is all I know so far.
In my situation I could try and raise the 2 simple staying auto numbers using "adaptive
" voltage for the CPU and adaptive for the Cache, and just adjust the one numbers an nothing else. Like it is shown in the videos, and guides.
"Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage" 1.275
and "Additional Turbo Mode CPU Cache Voltage" 1.32 .
BUT . . that might increase stability, but I don't have the cooling , so I am just at torturous throttling.
(High on the cache because I was also trying to raise the cache to better match the cpu.)
when in the OS software, I did get somewhere in Adaptive still, by lowering the adaptive offset Tiny amounts, while raising the max adaptive. Again this has no value to fact, because throttle occurs at the high end.
The speed of booting is very helpful to changing one thing, and going back around again. But adjusting in the OS itself with the asus suite thing (I still hate) gives you faster control (no boot) of adjustments, so you can get more done at a time in the OS itself. So even if the suite is a bloated pile of .net software, it can still be very useful.
Other stuff: They were right on about the cache performance, after many many different testings, if I can keep the cache within 300 of the cpu there is almost zero performance change, but as it gets further away performance of things are effected. (depending on the things) the 46cpu core with 39 cpu cache is not good for me. Cpu might be king, but the queen puts the king in check :-)
remember I am always still green. it is still stepping it is always still dropping in voltage, I am purposeful about the thing conserving energy and heat when idle. My goals are to maintain that green.Edited by Psycogeek - 10/13/13 at 11:00pm