Originally Posted by RushFudge
Optimized and T. Probe? T. Probe balances the current based on thermal power right? It just decides at what vrm(is that phase something) to get power right? So the Cpu gets more power from a cooler phase (vrm?), extreme setting, gets power from all of them right?
I'm not sure exactly how to explain it, but T. Probe is a thermal balance and Extreme is a current balance. My 2500K is at 4.7 GHz using Optimized for Phase Control and T. Probe for Duty Control and it's working flawlessly.
Here's an excerpt from the thread Juan Jose at ASUS created to help everyone overclock their Sandy Bridge CPUs on the P8P67 motherboards:
Phase Control change to extreme – this value will allow for scaling to 50+ multi without issues
Duty Control change to extreme - this value will for scaling to 50+ multi without issues.
Although, I don't know if there's really anything wrong with using Extreme for both. I guess I just feel better with Optimized and T. Probe since my overclock isn't very big (well, I don't think it is). I am trusting that Optimized results in the motherboard only using the phases needed instead of always using all of them, and T. Probe is nice because it keeps a thermal balance among them. I am assuming that if I were shooting for 4.8+ GHz (or maybe 5.0+ GHz), then I'd want the full phase array working 24/7 and I'd want to balance the current evenly among them. So, I'd use Extreme for both Phase Control and Duty Control.
This is my current understanding. I don't know if it's correct.