Originally Posted by 2thAche
You continue to ignore the OP's problem and how EIST applies his problem in order to have some kind of nerd knowledge battle with me. Sounds like you're the typical IT guy.
ugh..lol.. I think you're right, although you *did* kind of throw the gauntlet at my feet, it's difficult for me to resist the urge to pick it up...
back on topic: iirc the "quick and dirty" OC in the guide has settings that disable EIST, and yes it does get you to 4GHz, but it's not the kind of OC I would run 24/7. It was more of a commentary on how a lot of people seem to blindly follow the guide, adding in every suggested setting and tweak regardless if it actually is needed, or is applicable to them. If the overall concern is "degradation" then disabling EIST would most certainly be a contributing factor, if not THE contrinuting factor since we know his CPU has been running full-bore since he started overclocking.
If the issue is in fact degradation, then the fact that the CPU never "rests" or throttles down even when idle is relevant to the discussion. Enabling EIST should, in theory, extend the life of any CPU.