Originally Posted by Joa3d43
- ...on 2x 3970X and 3x 4960 (X / ES) I tested, strap125 uses a bit less vCore than strap100 at the same speed, i.e. 5GHz, and strap167 a bit less again...presumably, higher multis add a bit of vCore requirement of their own, though I also know of folks who haven't seen very much of a vCore saving. On my chips, it would typically save 0.02 to 0.03v + - savings w/strap125 vs strap100.. In any case, running for example TridentX 2666 and kicking in XMP in the BIOS will automatically call up strap125 (though you can override).
Don't normally 'OC' servers, in part because that would also imply additional cooling like w-c...but I have taken OC setups I used for 'testing and gaming' and gave them light server duty later in VMs (SB-E, Ivy-E... Xeons are a bit different bowl of wax, also re ECC memory)
Ah ok. Sounds like more testing for me then.
Thanks for explaining more.
An update to my ocing attempts. . So I was at 4.6ghz and had upped the vcore in bios to 1.33 b/c I got a bsod x124 after a day and a half running f@h 24/7. So I went to 1.335 and it bsod x124 after like 20 minutes.
Where I messed up was in the bios I accidentally clicked on of the asus power/performance/balanced settings and didn't realize it. So I went back in and put everything the way it was before and I still bsod x124 within 30 minutes or so. So after an hour of frustration I decided to give up and go to 4.5ghz and see where that is completely stable. After I figure that out I will move back to 4.6.
I am not sure how i could not remember or get it stable for at least a day and a half again
. . I only changed a few settings: vcore, multi, and power savings off, llc extreme, current to 140%, vccsa current 130%, and the rest was auto. O well still happy with the system and will figure it out eventually.