For those who remember my first 5960X got fried after only a few weeks of use when I bought and installed an ASUS Sabertooth X99.
After weeks of RMA service and phone calls, emails etc, I got a new 5960X and the X99 GODLIKE Gaming board, I was just happy with it running cool and quiet, so my current settings are these.
LLC = Balanced (Mid setting)
Multi = 40
Cache = 30
Vcore = 1,000v (Using adaptive voltage, goes up to 1,035v in Windows during stress testing).
Ring = 0,850v (Stock setting).
VRIN = 1,800v.
The RAM is running at it's XMP settings, i.e stock, 2400 MHz with stock timings and at stock voltage.
The CPU cooler I'm using is a Noctua NH-U12S, and the maximum temps during load are 68-70c.
I would like your opinion however it is worth the time and effort to improve on this for daily use, I play some games and do some rendering, but nothing noteworthy, the computer is ROCK stable right now. Would increasing Cache or RAM speed make a worthwhile difference or is it just for epeen?
I'm happy with the CPU multi and Vcore and I'l leave it there.
TL;DR: Should I OC the RAM and Cache for performance?