Quote:SA? Auto showed me I was playing games toying around with SA much lower than were going to be needed. With 128G it is ~1.2v on auto. From past experience, I expect slightly lower with 64 and lower again with 32/16.
I've left it on auto for now. One curious thing I saw was that Aida would show me stable at 0.9 SA manually, but stressapp in Linux would quickly find errors. I started ramping up 10mV at a time but ran out of time to tune so left it at auto for now.
Also, I found if SA was the ultimate deficiency, then more VDIMM often made it worse. So start with SA and then add VDIMM has been my experience with both HWE and BWE.
Ditto on the cache 3.7/3.8 wall and I need a big jump in volts to get to 3.8 stable and corresponding heat.
Filmguy, I am finding the BWE chip to run cooler for any given OC than HWE even though it has more cores, so I'd be surprised that you are seeing more heat than an even larger Si feature size, but I don't have a 4xxx to compare.
At least the ASUS bios is throwing plenty of volts at everything in auto which makes it work, but obviously produces more heat. Check your SA and cache voltages under load? If they look reasonable then I'd check for cooling loop issues.