Originally Posted by PauliePeanuts
Thanks man, plus you got a lot more patience than Darth Vader, He would have choked me out with mind control back a few dozen pages ago.. Do you think i should be doing a different kind of overclock, or don't fix whats not broken? Not sure what the advantages/disadvantages are of diff types of overclock methods. But if it all ends here, I am happy. You're the man... Now all thats left is a decent video card since mine really sucks lol.
I know you said you planned on leaving this forum.. Will you ever check in from time to time.. .. Was a cool experience to see how much you can increase the performance of a PC.. Glad I caught you on your way out, Not many people probably would have helped me so thoroughly.. so its greatly appreciated and it was cool learning something new.
Best regards and wishes.
That's entirely up to you to decide, what type of OC you would like to run, you're on option 1 now below, and there are basically two more (2 and 3):
1. Yours now is the offset that brings the CPU closer to max vcore and should've kept it running max by disabling C states (but you say it didn't happen - you still fluctuate between 1.6 - 4.5GHz). I am unaware of your voltage fluctuations at this point (min-max) which is what
asked, but both options with C states enabled and disabled are still viable, just different power-wise at least on paper
2. A smaller offset, but with some(!) Additional Turbo Voltage will shift from close-to-max approach that you run now, towards an approach that favors lower voltages in idle over longer period of time, and a boost from Additional Turbo Voltage (aTv) when the CPU is OCd and under stress (the aTv value depends on your CPU and will require tuning, just as we did before with offset). Voltage and temps wise you might see "longer" idles and therefore voltages and temps would keep lower longer than during shorter bursts of whatever work you load on your CPU - this means your CPU should theoretically keep lower temperatures in most scenarios, but the reality shows that this is valid for all the OC types - the difference will be minimum voltages (your CPU should also spend more time with lower voltage, hence longer lower temperatures). I find it to be a non-issue, since an Intel CPU can run long and happy on anything under 1.4v for very extended periods of time - under 1.3v it will last you an enormous amount of years, over 6 or even 10 I guess.
3. A fixed voltage OC will drive your CPU at the same voltage and usually at the same speed (say - 4.5GHz all the time with 1.28vcore all the time). Fixed voltage makes your CPU give you all the juice all the time. As you have seen from several videos, including the one from TechYesCity, he said that he actually usually runs fixed voltages. In my experience fixed voltages are a tiny bit lower than offset and max temperatures too. Say you get now 77c max, under fixed you might lower it to 75c. The CPU will last for long years too, maybe not 10, but 9 or 8 years more, without degrading with voltages that 3570k requires.
So, it's up to you. Give us your opinion (before I unsubscribe to this thread - but keep in mind that you can always tag me with @ before my nickname - like this
- and I'll get a notification, just don't promise I'll have time