Originally Posted by Klocek001
I don't know if those are crazy. When I have LLC set to 5 Prime95 max vcore is 1,240v but hwinfo reports that it reaches the maximum of 1,256v while playing Far Cry. Is it fine that while running Prime95 I get 1,200 to 1,240 or am I doing something wrong ? It passes several hours of tests without even one error.
If it's stable, then it's stable! Just aim for the lowest idle and full load voltages you can get away with. Or don't worry about it and just leave it as is. Depends how far you want to go with dialling in your overclock.
But if you're using Prime95 to test. Then you're gonna need to do a custom blend test, modifying the settings so that you will get at least 90% RAM usage. It will take about 18.5+ hours to pass all the FFT's. But if that's too long. Then you can try doing what I do these days: Modify the blend test in the way I just mentioned, but also change the setting to run each FFT for 10 minutes instead of 15 minutes. This way you can pass them all in about 12.5+ hours. Others may like to be more thorough, which is fair enough. But for me this is an acceptable test. Also, before you run the blend test. Try running individual tests with each of these FFT's: 1344, 1792 & 2688. So for the first test you would set the minimum and maximum FFT size to 1344. Set it to test each FFT for 1 minute. And make sure you set the RAM usage high so it's pushing past 90%. Run this test for 20 minutes. Then repeat with the other 2 FFT sizes. These are the most troublesome FFT's for Sandy Bridge CPU's. That's why it's good to make sure you pass them before the blend test. You might already know this stuff as it's all in the guide here. But just thought I'd mention all that incase you missed it. Good luck