Originally Posted by ugotd8
So far from what I've seen that number is the vcore the chip 'requests'. VID maybe? Here's what I would do in your case.
0. Update to BIOS 126.
1. Shut it down and take the dimms out of slots 1 & 3. This will help determining if RAM is holding you back.
2. Reset CMOS
3. Change only the following in BIOS: Power limit 1 watts 120, Power limit 2 watts 130, turbo multipliers all to 40.
4. Save and go back into the ONE page, what's the request VCORE now?
If it's back to the 1.24 range, proceed with:
5. Test with prime95 small FTTs for 15-20 minutes.
6. Back in BIOS, up only the turbo multipliers by one, repeat 5
7. If necessary, add OFFSET to +.02 to +.05 up to +.07 until you can do step 5 with multi at 45x.
I have done that exact process 3 different times and gotten to 46x without fail.
If your request vcore is still at 1.34 after steps 1 & 2, I'd consider a replacement.
Worth a shot.
After step four, cpu request vcore is 1.255v and ram is showing 1t in cpu-z. I'm going to follow your other steps now and will post my results. Home from work on dinner break currently.
update - after 17.5 minutes of small FFT's -
Biostar Green Power Utility shows -
cpu voltage/1.272v/1.284v (changes)
max core temps are 54/60/59/61
Now I have something to look forward to when I get home.Edited by MicahMicahMicah - 2/3/11 at 4:58pm