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Benefits of uncore overclocking for gaming?

post #1 of 8
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How noticeable is overclocking uncore clock speed over the 2x ram frequency for gaming? I know it speeds up northbridge and southbridge interaction and the L3 cache, but is the performance increase worth the extra heat (if any)? Google hasn't found me any answers past what it does.
post #2 of 8
What chip? For Haswell there is no noticeable gain.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Yeah, it's Haswell. Thanks for the response! How does it affect the CPU temps? As noticeable as core clock/temps?
post #4 of 8
No, pretty minor impact on temps. It can have a significant affect on overclocking though - I would do all your overclocking with it at 35x or 36x, and then once you get the core clock dialed in work on increasing the uncore speed.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Alright, thanks! I already got my core clock locked in at 4.5ghz stable. Now for uncore...
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok... I'm not sure what is wrong. I couldn't get my CPU to OC the uncore at all. Then, I cannot even reach my stable 4.5ghz OC before I changed the settings to mess with uncore. I'm running the original 4.3ghz stable settings from a few days ago. Did I potentially damage something?
post #7 of 8
try doing a cmos and try your original 4.5ghz settings again,
post #8 of 8
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No effect. Instant BSODs on Prime95. 4.4ghz gets me prime95 hardware failure error instantly on one of the cores...even after a bit more voltage bump ups. 4.3ghz completely stable still. I guess curiosity killed the cat. Oh well. 4.3ghz is still fine with me since I was running this only a few days ago.
Edited by lucu - 8/29/13 at 10:26pm
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