I put the 903 bios on, and ran it through a gammut of testing, still trying to find my happy zone.
I did not observe much of anything different between it an 804.
have not yet observed any reason to use or or not to use it, so far.
I am around here somewhere with the overclocking stuff. Had it all stable with even the harder stuff with OCCT. Someone mentioned that the latest version of prime95 would cause trouble (an it did) , so I ran it also, and had to tweak a few more things to get to what you see in the picture. which is 46+a tiny buss increase, and high memory tweaking.
The clibench (old and very fast) shows a compare from defaults (I think 3500defaults not 3900, with 1333 mem speeds).
Don't know what I am doing, but to reach the last 2% qualifies as a waste , because a good 46 with a 43 cache , and a 1 notch up tweak of the memory is fine, after that my real work is only about 1% faster.
I would be quite satisfied to stay with a normal simple overclock. Had I known how little more I would achieve by beating myself to death over the last 1-2% , I wouldn't have bothered. I had to know what the "Max" was, What the "That's Cool" is and what the synthetic and reality difference is first though, so now I know and I still don't care :-) When mindless auto pushbutton, gets within 2% of max, I can be happy with the simple and cooler overclock.
Between the default intel speed settings, and a simple 46 overclock my real tests went from ~30min to do, down to ~24 minutes to do the same thing. Encoding on 2 programs while watching a movie , while downloading , while chatting, with meters going to see stuff.
Indeed they were correct about prime95 being tougher to pass, once it was prime95 small FFT torture test stable , everything else was too. Hmm, if I had known that , I might have worked with its torture more , than other tortures.
Prime 95 , OCCT with Linpack and the AVX switch on, and OCCTs own cpu test, all push the CPU to the 1.41V (when auto), my encoding does not. I suppose I should have read more information about why that is or what or what the purpose is ???
My intended and desired buss clocking bump to 105 , worked , but it causes more boot and restart issues, and it really did not do anything useful for my reality needs, ahh poo
, so I am done with trying to get the whole buss kicked up, After testing for 2 days straight and it not really helping the synthetic or reality testing.
I saw 4.8G, played with it for a while, but i cant get it 100% stable without OC Skills, and probably stopping the stepping and power saving and going all manuel, so unless somebody provides the profile or all the buttons to push to get it, I wont be able to do it.
.Edited by Psycogeek - 11/5/13 at 8:01am