i ran hundreds of IBT LinX and hundreds of hours on p95, theother board was pretty stable.Originally Posted by Belial
You really need to stability test things. You need to run prime95 24 hours on the right settings (just google, I post them every day....).
Most ivies and sandies are terrible overclockers. If your chip can't do [email protected] well that'd just make it a slightly below average chip, but it wouldn't be surprising. Just because you used another board, never stress tested, and never got a bsod, doesnt mean it was stable.
"And you didnt' say you stress tested anywhere."Originally Posted by Belial
You say you went weeks on the other board without bsod, so it didn't sound like you did any stress testing. You also dont have a portrait or sig rig so it came off that you didn't know what you were doing. And you didnt' say you stress tested anywhere.
Just google the sandy bridge oc club, there's more than one and there's usually a list of people's overclocks and their voltages. There isn't much to do and dont. Enable pll overvoltage, set llc to 2nd highest setting (on ud3h it would be 'Turbo') and then mess with voltage and frequency as necessary.
the voltages i am referring to are voltages set in bios, what is read in CPU-z and what is read in CPU-z under load, which is why i am referring to the different voltages from different vcore under loadOriginally Posted by Belial
i have no idea what you are going on about. Set llc to turbo, and use voltage offset and fine tune what's stable. I mean you are comparing software voltages and they dont tell you anything on something like LLC. Just see the lowest you can set it in bios, not what the software says.
ok i understoof everything but the offset, could you please hold my hand and explain what setting offset is? which option would that be , it feels like im at the final stages of "stabilizing" on my board and that would be the lastOriginally Posted by Belial
yes i know, you are going on about nothing. ive said like 20 times already dont worry about the voltages as read in software and bios. Vcore is close to what your actual voltage is, especially on a high quality board like the ud3h, but if you are going to worry about offset vs manual, and varying levels of LLC, then you really need a multimeter. You can get them for like $30 or something, they are really cheap.
cpu-z also had an issue with voltages on gigabyte boards, it might be fixed but then we got a new bios on gigabyte boards. i never use cpu-z anyways, worthless program anyways. You shouldn't be using cpu-z to monitor your hardware, use hwinfo. There's plenty of other programs too but hwinfo is pretty awesome and you only need that 1 program instead of 5 different ones.
whatever the max voltage you hit on vcore, the max value, that's what you say is your vcore. All voltages and settings will fluctuate a bit, it's just electrodynamics and it's how electronics work, it' practically impossible to get rid of all fluctuation. Fluctuation is, or can be, a good thing anyways. You can search for more in-depth explanations on vdroop and offset and such.
Just set llc to turbo, use manual voltage to figure out what's the max frequency you are gonna run and what you are 24 hour prime95 stable at, and then switch to offset voltage and set your offset so that the vcore matches what you had stable on manual voltage and tweak as necessary for stability and 24 hour test again.