I had some questions about safe maxes with my setup. I have a Xeon X5670 on an Asus P6X58D Premium. I previously had an i7 950 clocked at 4.0Ghz.
I'm curious what the safe maxes for Vcore, QPI/DRAM (VTT), IOH Voltage, and CPU PLL would be, and what you would consider a safe max temp during stress testing?
I'm following Miahallans 3-step process for the i series chips assuming the xeon will follow similar rules, but I'm sure with it being a 32nm process there are a few differences between this and the i7 950.
I'm currently trying to find my MAX BCLK, running Prime now at 203 with no issues so far.
I plan to run the machine with HT on.
Another question...for some reason in the BIOS I can manually set the multiplier to 22 or 24, but not 23, and this is with speedstep and turbo OFF. If i set it to 24 and load into windows, sometimes it drops down to 22 automatically. If I were to turn speedstep and turbo back on, would this essentially allow the max to be 25, and the drop down to be 23? I've read that odd number multipliers can be more stable than even number multipliers.
This is my main machine that I run daily for most of my tasks, a lot of excel and data processing...not as much gaming anymore, so while I don't need the absolute best I'm trying to find the best steps to take to find a stable machine. I've already determined in the past that my Ram (12GB triple channel) passes memcheck easily at 1600 and I dont really need it higher than that unless my BLCK and multi gets to a point that it pushes the ram above 1600.
Any advice so I don't have to read thru almost 1500 pages would be helpful.