i9-10900X Overclock Woes
Hi fellas, I'm a long time PC builder that has just recently completed a new build (my first water cooling build) and I am having a hell of a time overclocking on this.
I'm running an i9-10900X with an ASUS Rampage Extreme Encore Mobo. The processor is rated at 3.5Ghz base, 4.5 turbo. Currently I've got it set static at 4.5Ghz @ 1.15v.
My issue is more with temps/voltage than crashing or instability. I believe I could probably crank some more voltage and get gains if I wasn't worried about temps. At my current setting Prime95 keeps it in the 68-75c range. If I push the voltage up to 1.2 or higher it climbs to mid 80's quickly. With the 'CPU SVID Support' option set to the recommendation of Disabled - cutting out the external voltage regulator - this jumped to 95c immediately.
I did think this may be a thermal paste issue, I used the built-in thermal pad with my Corsair CPU water cooling block, and I tightened it down so far I was worried it was too much pressure against the CPU, so I don't think there is insufficient contact on the CPU...
Can anyone chime in on what sort of overclocking potential I should expect, and what accompanying temperature and voltage would go with it? I was really expecting a much better experience on water. My last build was with Noctua air and a i7-5930K I pushed from 3.7GHz to 4.5GHz, WAY higher gains than I am getting on this pricey build...
EVGA Supernova 1000 T2, 80+ Titanium 1000W
ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore, X299 LGA 2066 E-ATX Gaming Motherboard
Intel Core i9-10900X 3.7 GHz 10-Core LGA 2066 Processor
ASUS AI Mobo Settings:
Extreme Tweaker> AI Overclock Tuner - Manual
Extreme Tweaker> ASUS Multicore Enhancement - Disabled (Disabled this as I understood it can raise temps)
Extreme Tweaker> CPU Core Ratio - Sync All Cores
Extreme Tweaker> All-Core Ratio Limit - 45
Extreme Tweaker> CPU SVID Support - Auto/Enabled (I believe turning this off made temps climb drastically)
Extreme Tweaker> CPU Core Voltage - Manual
Extreme Tweaker> CPU Core Voltage Override - 1.150
Extreme Tweaker>Internal CPU Power Management> EIST - Disabled
Extreme Tweaker>Internal CPU Power Management> Turbo Mode - Enabled
Extreme Tweaker>Internal CPU Power Management> Autonomous Core C-State - Disabled
Extreme Tweaker>Internal CPU Power Management>
Advanced>CPU Configuration> Maximum CPU Core Temperature - 85 degrees