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I have "All Cores selected" in the BIOS. I am using CPU-Z. It only allows you to see CORE 0. Should the EPU and TPU be on when overclocking? Is there a good thread for this board?

What software should be used for bench marking? It's been a while since I built a new rig.

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I'm honestly not familiar AT ALL with your BIOS. I just know what my BIOS shows me. And EPU / TPU aren't in mine.

Benchmarking, you can use any sort of benchmark you want. SuperPi, Cinebench, Geekbench, MaxxMem, 3DMark....pick your poison.

Stress testing, you'll want to use Prime95. Click on "blend", but then click on "custom" (you want to force blend options first). Set it to use 7168MB of RAM (7GB out of 8GB), and let it run for 12 hours. If it passes a 12 hour run at those settings, you're solid.
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I'm honestly not familiar AT ALL with your BIOS. I just know what my BIOS shows me. And EPU / TPU aren't in mine.

Benchmarking, you can use any sort of benchmark you want. SuperPi, Cinebench, Geekbench, MaxxMem, 3DMark....pick your poison.

Stress testing, you'll want to use Prime95. Click on "blend", but then click on "custom" (you want to force blend options first). Set it to use 7168MB of RAM (7GB out of 8GB), and let it run for 12 hours. If it passes a 12 hour run at those settings, you're solid.
Pioneer knows his stuff!

And EPU & TPU are features on certain SB mobos. EPU = Energy Processing Unit, and TPU = Turbo Processing Unit. It's pretty much energy saving or overclocking at the click of a mouse and or flip of a switch (depending on your BIOS).

So OP to answer your question. NO, you do not want to mess with EPU or TPU when overclocking. Since you're overclocking, you're doing it all on your own.
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Downloaded Prime 95. Did a stress test. I only have the Intel cooler and temps shot to 95C. I stopped it.
All four cores did pop to 4.429 Ghz while viewing in AI SUITE II.
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Why are you overclocking to 4.4ghz on the stock intel cooler...
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I'm honestly not familiar AT ALL with your BIOS. I just know what my BIOS shows me. And EPU / TPU aren't in mine.
They're actually physical switches on the mobo.

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Should the EPU and TPU be on when overclocking? Is there a good thread for this board?
EPU is a power-saving mode that rotates the VRMs for wear/tear and reduction in power.

TPU is kinda an overclock extension feature that allows you to control EUFI functions within windows.

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And EPU & TPU are features on certain ASUS SB mobos.
Fixed that for you.
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I didn't. The computer just booted up automatically into his mode. There is no setting in the BIOS for stock 3.4 Ghz for the i-2600k. I cannot find it anywhere for default settings.

Thanks for the posts and help.
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Downloaded Prime 95. Did a stress test. I only have the Intel cooler and temps shot to 95C. I stopped it.
All four cores did pop to 4.429 Ghz while viewing in AI SUITE II.
Oh wow...dude, get rid of that cooler immediately if you're overclocking. 95*C is past the thermal limits. You shouldn't be passing 80*C at most...EVER.
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Ok. Got it. I am throwing away the Intel cooler. Going to Newegg.com now to buy a super duper cooler. Any recomendations?

Sounds like I should leave TPU and EPU on and just AUTO tune in the beginning until I fulling understand the manual overclocks.
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fixed that for you.


As for a cooler, you're going to get ten different responses from ten different people.

IMO
Air: Noctua DH-14

Water: Custom loop or H70/60.
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Understood. I just want a good one but hate loud coolers?
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