Originally Posted by J0RDY2024
And I had no intentions of ever leaving it like this, but was able to get it to 4.5 GHz at 1.4 V and 4.6 GHz at 1.4 V w SMT disabled (never tried more voltage and don’t plant to), but those weren’t really stable. They could run Cinebench and games fine without getting too hot, but in Prime95, some of the workers would have an error and stop. 4.4 GHz at 1.4 V was stable and good but I was still scared of that high of a voltage and couldn’t get it stable with less.
Anyway, everyone keeps saying PBO is better, but I clearly am lost with that and have only experienced 0% gains with more temperature. So any guidance in getting the most out of that would also be helpful.
Good info re specs!
"Everyone keeps saying PBO is better", as I explained this is dependent on how you use your PC.
Is you rig going to be used as an "all rounder" or are you going to be doing intensive all core compute computations where reducing the time to complete the job is all important ?
If it is not the latter and you are not competitively benchmarking than PBO can work for you, but this is also dependent on your expectations.
For example, speaking for myself, as a tweaker who also likes to have performance, PBO in its default state, I am not a fan of.
I would much rather keep my manual overclock.
But having played with BCLK, EDC bug, my rig is better off using that.
This is a choice you would have to make.
Keep posting and you will be able to upload images soon.
Can you check in your HWINFO settings if in the "Safety" tab --> "CPU Clock Measurement" that the "Bus Clock-based" polling is check or not, I had to uncheck that as it was skewing the BCLK reporting on my motherboard (this probably has nothing to do with the reading you are getting...).
1.4v is alot of volts on a AIO! Look at peeps who have custom watercooled rigs and none of us are pushing 1.4v with AVX2 workloads at least not for sustained periods of time and even then, failures are prominent.
1.19v running Prime95 Small FFTs is on par with what one would expect with your equipment and give yourself some credit, you know way more than 90% of other people who turn up at such forums who state they know nothing about overclocking!
Your feedback is relevant, the informatio you are provided is relevant, its just that you do not know what to expect so you revert to "so I have concluded that I don’t know what I’m doing at all with this part" which is unfair on yourself (curb your expectations
Im confident if you invested several hours in following some of the threads of people who have been down this path many times before you will be able to reach some good results!
You just need peeps to point out what you should be "expecting to see" so you know you are on the right track.....
Back to that, we need to nail down why your PBO voltage reading are not consistent....