2.) Why is that when I set my Vcore in my BIOS, the vcore on CPU-Z is about +/- .00x off?
3.) When I run Prime95 it obviously loads the cpu at 100%. Why is that every now and then around 15min intervals do the temps increase even though the cpu is already at 100%?'
4.) I have a Asus Z87-A mobo. I'm running manual rather than adaptive for my cpu core voltage to run these stress tests. Since, from what I've read-- running stress tests on adaptive will override the set voltage and burn up the cpu. However, I have my CPU cache voltage set to adaptive. So, the only thing I changed was the Core multiplier and core voltage. Everything else was set on default (Auto). Would leaving my Cpu Cache voltage to adaptive affect my temp readings when running stress tests? Oh and I have XMP loaded.
After 5 hours of looking for a stable voltage on my I5-4670K and running stress tests, I finally found one at 4.0ghz at 1.18v. My max temp at this configuration on my first core was 79celsius. But is usually around 59-65c.
4.4ghz could only be achieved by setting the vcore around ~1.25v. Which I'm not really comfortable with since I only have a 212 Evo.
I'm not a hardcore gamer or do any video editing. This build is just for everyday use... So, I doubt I'll ever see those temps in real world applications. I might lower the voltage and delid the cpu to keep the temps lower @ 4.0ghz when I have more time.
I just got done and these are just some of the questions I have. Please feel free to give me some advice as well!
Edited by jsx821 - 3/16/14 at 3:26am