Btw, we kinda missed a good detail here. 1100t is actually NOT in direct competition with 8350, it's natural successor is 6100/6200/6300. All are considered 6 core cpu, however 6100/6200/6300 do not have fpu for each core, they fail miserably against 1100t, clock for clock. (ignoring games, games usually favor speed)
This is odd. According to your motherboard manual, that board can not change TURBO BOOST speed. It doesn't even have an option to disable TURBO boost. I guess it's always on.
First disable C1E in the CPU menu in Advanced Menu.
Select Manual for AI Overclock Tuner
Set CPU Ratio to 18.5 (if you cant, set 18)
Press F10 to save and exit. Your cpu should be able to run 3600 or 3700 mhz on AUTO voltage. This is a first test to determine what you can expect.
Regardless of the result, the next step is
Set CPU Ratio to 20
Set CPU & NB Voltage mode to Manual
Set CPU Voltage to 1.42v (or the closest, keep cpu&nb voltage on auto)
F10 to save and exit.
See if you can boot into Windows. If it doesnt boot into windows, work cpu voltage towards 1.45v, usually you should be able to boot into windows areound 1.45v. When you can reach desktop, run prime95 for 10 minutes, watch temps. You can also use LINX or IntelBurnTest with 10 tests. If you encounter a bluescreen(BSOD), you're a bit far away on the voltage. If it just fails the test but no BSODs then you are closer to your target. Work your CPU voltage up to 1.49-1.5v, also try to keep LOAD temps around 55c (meaning prime95 temps, not gaming)Edited by Catscratch - 1/14/14 at 12:38pm