Originally Posted by MooMoo
Hows my BIOS settings look like? (finally got BIOS screenshot thing working
I might step down to 4.5GHz because 1.4v+ is maybe too much for my opinion :/
Why don't you use the "By All Cores" option instead of setting each core to x46 separately?
Do you really need the "PLL Overvoltage" to be enabled at this multiplier? (personally i had to enabled it at x50)
"CPU Current Capability" and "Duty Control" settings seem a bit extreme for the clock you are running...
I'd set the "CPU Spread Spectrum" to either Enabled or Disabled instead of Auto. At least you could monitor your results playing with this option and know where it helps you (i am big anti-fan of "Auto" options, i need to know exactly which has effect to what and how).
Why you have increased the VCCIO?
I would disable "Execute Disable Bit" just in case...
I would also set manually the RAM timings putting the nominal values of your sticks (Primary timings only)
Since you are OCing using the offset (props to you sir), you could also use the "Additional Turbo Voltage". You can increase/decrease by 0.004V and you could set your offset to get way less than 1V Vcore when idling and compensate the load Vcore with increasing the "Additional Turbo Voltage" (at least that's what i am doing, not fan at all of the fixed clock and Vcore, no reason not to use the Speedstep feature)...personally i only use negative Offset (from 3.4Ghz to 5Ghz) so when idling the Vcore is from 0.85 to 0.95V (depends of the specific frequency, i haven't optimize all the frequencies from 3.4 to 5Ghz). Then adjust the Additional Turbo Voltage to give me the needed Vcore under load...
Also since you use the offset you get advantage of the Dynamic VID. If you see maximum peak Vcore running Prime 1.4V then in everyday use expect a lot less. Use AIDA64 to do the logging, do a session of your everyday pc usage (games, encoding, browsing, anything you do) and take a look at AIDA's statistics, especially the max peak Vore...for instance, while the max peak Vcore i got using Prime (12h) at 4.8Ghz was 1.4V and 1.424V for Linx AVX,. in reality i haven' seen more than 1.352V max peak (lot's of gaming, encoding, browsing while AIDA logs everything)
PS: Please keep in mind i own a 2600K and an Asus P8P67 evoEdited by fommof - 2/11/12 at 5:01am