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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
After experiencing high voltages when they are not really needed (1.5v+ at idle) but falling to 1.3v or less under a load which made CPU idle at high 40s and max over 70c at load (which kills the boost), I settled to manual 1.3v + LLC5 and 140% power. Now it boosts all cores to 4.25GHz but newer touches 4.3GHz.
1.3v with LLC at auto, kept 1.3v at idle (35c) but dropped to 1.28 at load, with LLC5 it stays at 1.3v all the time with up to 65c. My take on that is that algorithm controlling boost frequency, temperature and voltages is all wrong, all fighting each other.
BIOS itself needs a good workover, PBO is for instance duplicated, at two places at same time, I spent hours trying to find difference but it's on a level of statistical error. TDP setting doesn't do anything.
Only thing that is in plus is memory, it's very stable at 3600MHZ Cl16 but latency has dropped somewhat which brought memory score down a bit. Tried some RAM OC but it gets unstable (giving BSODs) at 3666MHz with any kind of load. Right now I just set DOCP at 3000 and memory to 3600MHz, FLCK 1800, 1.35v.
Asus Prime x470 Pro BIOS 5216
R7 3700x. CM Nepton 140XL
2 x Kingston HyperX KHX3600C17D4/8GX
Samsung 960 Evo 250GB
Asus strix 570 OC 4gb