Just lower your LLC setting. That's what I was trying to get at.
Yeah I don't think my board actually has LLC, which is unfortunate but at the same time not too bad because my vdroop isn't too extreme. I think my board counter acts voltage if I set it manually, so I'll give that a shot.
Yeah, I love it. Although, some people hate it because it takes away the long adventure that we had to go through just to reach our final overclock. Me? I went straight to 4.7 GHz and I was done in about 1 day. A 1 GHz overclock like that used to take a lot longer than just 1 day. lol
I understand that, but once you're familiar with overclock settings it's great just for it to well, work
click and off we go. Getting into the nitty gritty settings on my old board was fun, but it does take a whole day easily.
I don't know what "+4 bins over 3.9 GHz" means, although I get that 0.4 GHz + 3.9 GHz is 4.3).
Sorry, just a term used for Intel's turbo boost steppings. I didn't realise it's slightly different to AMDs. AMDs has separate turbo settings.
Fortunately my board only lists up the max multiplier available for this chip, which is x43. Which is actually useful because it won't lock up and not post if it's too high.
Yeah, I was even being blown away by simple things, like opening the Control Panel because I have it displayed as a menu on the Start Menu. With the E8400, it would take a couple of seconds (about 3) when opening it the first time in a Windows session. With the 2500K, it was instantaneous - just like when opening it from the cache. In fact, the first time I did it I had to reboot just to see if it was my imagination. I think I rebooted about 3 or 4 times just to make sure, but each time it was instant, just like opening it from the cache. lol I mean, just little things like that blow my mind: they're so much faster that I have to do a double-take and triple-take. lol
Another neat thing for me was my restart time. It's longer than most people's these days, but it's 25 seconds. It takes 25 seconds from the moment I click Restart in the Start Menu to the moment I get back to the Desktop. I remember thinking that 45 seconds was fast. lol Of course, I also remember back when I didn't have a solid state drive and I thought 1 minute and 15 seconds was fast. I remember bragging about that. Man... 25 seconds. Omg lol My next upgrade will probably result in like 10 seconds!
Sigh. Advanced alien technology.
Lol I am exactly the same now. I know the IPC is much higher on Intel chips, but in real world use I really didn't think it would be that
noticeable. Everything is instant. It's insanely quick! When I installed everything the amount of power this chip has by simply installing multiple things simultaneously quite rightly puts my old setup to shame.
Installing software used to really lag my system as I had to wait for my Phenom to grab the files and start work. Because it's off my HDD this I7 flies by. Master at multi-threading and master at single threading,feels good
Oh the good old hard drives. My SSD is not even a year old yet and going back to a spindle disk is a big slap in the face.
I'll have to fire boot racer up to see. Bypass login screen, lets give it a shot.