I have a serious question regarding "Golden Chips" and please refrain from giggling. Okay playing with the H50 mounting worked well. I was running full load at stock with a slight under-volting at 39c.
A golden perfectly binned chip would be one that is easily overclocked and requires no excess voltage; i.e. on a 125w 1090t 4.0GHz on 1.35v for example.
My question is, if you try and pump the regular amount of voltage i.e. 1.45v~1.50v for a 4.0 or higher overclock, on a golden chip would it generate more heat than a normal CPU or is it simply +voltage = +temperatures?
I am able to hit 3.80 GHz stable at 1.23v with a moderate temperature of 48~50c, but I can't hit 4.00 GHz at 1.45v~1.475v without a temp of 62c so I can't test stability. Infact, I can't even get 3.80 GHz stable above 1.35v without a temperature pushing 61/62c.
Unless ASUS probe is really off (I am going by readings, not what I have set in Bios, and I have LLC on.) These tests were done with CPUNB at around 1.20v, NB @ 2, HT @ 2, Memory @ 2 with the stock timings and 1.7v on DRAM.
I am just trying to ascertain why CPU is so hot, and I am running out of ideas.