Originally Posted by lemans81
I did disable all of those. I have 5 delta fans running 150+cfm, a 200mm fan running 80cfm, 3x enemax fans moving 75cfm, using a cm hyper 212evo cooler.
I should state while in cpuz that 1.4v in the bios was being read as 1.32v.
Setting higher in BIOS and getting lower once inside Windows under stress, is "normal". It's vdroop. Some motherboards have one setting called "LLC" (Load Line calibration) in the BIOS, to counter this. See if yours has it, BUT, be VERY careful, because all Asrock 970 boards i 've seen with it, have very bad regulation and tend to overshoot wildly (you put 1.4v and you get 1.5v). So if your BIOS has LLC, try a low setting first, like 1.2v and go inside Windows, stress test and see what value you get in CPU-Z. If it doesn't overshoot too much, adjust accordingly in BIOS. At the end of the day for low-medium overclocks, LLC isn't vital, because the CPU only understands voltage. So even with vdroop, the question is whether the CPU receives clean, steady power or not. It's more of annoyance, because losing 0.8v at 1.4v, it's quite a big vdroop!
So what micro board would be better, I want sataIII and usb 3.0?(my case only allows micro boards)
The motherboard you got, *should* be able to do 4Ghz on a low leakage part as a 8320E... But i don't know what's wrong with it... There is no other motherboard mATX with SATA3 and USB3. The best structural mATX is Gigabyte 78LTM USB:
You get USB3, but SATA2. Personally, i don't think it's a huge loss, because what makes a system snappy are the random 4K read/writes. Which SATA2 hasn't problem with. Where you lose, is in the consecutive reads/writes, where you will be limited to SATA2 speeds, but it's always much better than any mechanical HDD and the only way to have consecutive reads, is when loading games or big files with perfect data alignment, which is nearly impossible.
I don't know, i was never a fan of this mATX Asrock, because when you see unbranded mosfets, it's never good news, but it's odd it can't even do 4Ghz on low leakage part.Edited by Undervolter - 11/2/15 at 12:49am