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I don't see many (really any) discussions concerning this relatively new feature, called adaptive mode.

So, does everyone just set their CPU core voltages manually according to what makes their overclock stable, say it's all good and don't mind having .5 to .6 more volts than what is needed coursing through their CPU while browsing the forums, checking their facebook (oh jeez), or just letting their system sit idle for hours on end after falling asleep those nights watching twitch with the streamer long since logging off (oh jeez again).

For the life of me (and my CPU's) I can't seem to figure out this setting. (see sig for components)

With "CPU Core Voltage Mode" set to Auto and everything else concerning the CPU set at defaults with no overclock, as expected, core voltage slows down to 0.765v as core speed slows down to 1200MHz when at idle. Then, when I ramped up core voltage manually, it was easy to find the 5930K's stable overclock. But, when I tried to take advantage of this CPU power saving feature (while possibly saving on its lifespan) with setting adaptive mode in the BIOS I was greeted with Windows' disapproval. It wouldn't boot. I get the circling dots and then a black screen.

If this regularly occurred with everyone, I'd figure these forums would see plenty of complaints and/or solutions, but again I really can't find anything here. So, either I'm the only one with this problem or I'm the only one of a small number that wanted to ever use this feature.

Things I've tried to no avail:

Made sure Windows power setting is set to "balanced"
Updated to the latest BIOS
Cleared CMOS several times
Tried a lower overclock
Went to MSI's user forum (lulz)

So, I make a call out to the wild here in hopes someone knows what the heck might be my next step.

UPDATE: It was my memory of all things. Anybody have any suggestions what memory I should get that's X99 validated at 4x4GB quad channel? Or is selecting reliable memory that will work in such diverse PC ecosystems really all a crapshoot?

UPDATE #2: I found MSI's memory compatibility list for my motherboard. I'll just pick from that list.
Edited by xenolith - 6/4/16 at 2:08pm
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I can't remember what it's called on my board, but my CPU voltage is set to adjust automatically.

This way it goes up to 1.212V. If it's set manually I can't go above 1.2V. Also, my rig tends to idle a lot so I reckon the lower idle voltage is better.

Also, I'm running my G3258 at 4.3 right now (highest stable clock I could get).
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With Intel overclocking I've used Offset/Turbo w/ Speedstep stuff since Ivy Bridge. It's just a great solution IMO, a bit tricky to stabilise before you get used to it but it becomes old-hat rather quickly. I've found that I can maintain a nice overclock with that method, usually 100 MHz-ish below the max OC I'd be able to set manually at that same max voltage. Plus I'm not at my max UEFI-set BIOS when idling or when the CPU just doesn't need the juice.

     
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Seems very mobo dependent but on my z97 gaming 5 override will keep the voltage constant no matter what, it will still downclock speeds but keep the voltages the same. Switching to adaptive it fluctuates how it normally should. I can still set my voltage manually to 1.2 then everything else is on auto except for adaptive mode. Then it goes from .89v or wtv to 1.2 at load.
    
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Just an off-topic heads up, mentioning rep in your sig is not allowed. thumb.gif
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Just an off-topic heads up, mentioning rep in your sig is not allowed. thumb.gif

Quote it next time pretty sure that was directed at me haha. Its alright ive been reporting from everything from my sig to being honest and being reported for non abusive posts they thought were abusive when i called someone the psu master of the universe haha.

THanks for the heads up though ill just blur it out lol.
    
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Quote it next time pretty sure that was directed at me haha. Its alright ive been reporting from everything from my sig to being honest and being reported for non abusive posts they thought were abusive when i called someone the psu master of the universe haha.

THanks for the heads up though ill just blur it out lol.

That's unfortunalely a problem on the internet. Apart from some people being over-sensitive, you have people from all over the world (language barrier, differing humor, etc) and that can lead to misunderstandings. Just be careful with the way you fixed your sig though, people can interpret it differently and report you for profanity.
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That's unfortunalely a problem on the internet. Apart from some people being over-sensitive, you have people from all over the world (language barrier, differing humor, etc) and that can lead to misunderstandings. Just be careful with the way you fixed your sig though, people can interpret it differently and report you for profanity.

Yea that;ll be the day oh wait haha.

Override mode (which keeps the voltage set constantly) is a good way to stress test the pc though even without using a stress test just doing basic actions. Since it doesnt change its a constant voltage stress test, however its not a good thing for the cpu.
    
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I can't remember what it's called on my board, but my CPU voltage is set to adjust automatically.

This way it goes up to 1.212V. If it's set manually I can't go above 1.2V. Also, my rig tends to idle a lot so I reckon the lower idle voltage is better.

Also, I'm running my G3258 at 4.3 right now (highest stable clock I could get).

C-state has to be enabled to get adaptive core voltages. Speedstep (aka EIST) also has to be enabled for core frequency and core voltage to adapt. Check to see if you have a "Core Voltage Mode" setting (or something similar) and see if it's set to Adaptive or Auto. If so, congratulations, you have a board that works with the core voltage adaptive mode setting with an overclocked CPU.
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I disabled EIST since it seemed to cause issues with my overclock, but the voltage is still set to scale according to usage.

So my OC is a constant 4.3 GHz, but with changing voltage (I checked it).

So yes, adaptive voltage works for me, but EIST seemed to not work. It looked like EIST prevented my CPU from going into the raised turbo.
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128 GB Corsair Force GS Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) 15.4" lcd 1680*1050 
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Conexant Cx20561 Embedded 3G 
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Core I5 7500 Gigabyte Z270-GAMING K3 Gigabyte GTX 750Ti Black (back from retirement) Gigabyt GT640 OC 
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8GB Crucial DDR4 250 GB Seagate 500 GB Seagate 250 GB Seagate 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Liteon iHAS324 Deepcool Gammaxx S40 No-name fan controller Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit 
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Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 Samsung Syncmaster S20B300 
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Asus Strix Tactic Pro Cooler Master V 650S CM Storm Stryker Genius Maurus 
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Razer Goliathus Alpha Yamaha RX-V567 Receiver Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones TEK SP-8008S surround bookshelf speakers 
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TEK SP-8008F tower speakers (Bi-amped) TEK SP-8008C center speaker Logik HTIB sub (blown amp in the TEK) 360W Mecer UPS 
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Core 2 Duo P8600 LENOVO 2241B57 Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD 2 GB 
Hard DriveOSOSMonitor
128 GB Corsair Force GS Windows 8.1 Pro (x86) Windows 10 Tech Preview (x64) (expired) 15.4" lcd 1680*1050 
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Conexant Cx20561 Embedded 3G 
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