Those temps are fine but shouldn't go any higher.Nah, I only got 2 sticks of 8GB when I built the PC. I did look up the difference between Dual and Quad for RAM and didn't seem to be much of a difference. I might get 4 sticks one of these days though.
As it is my current RAM doesn't like going over 2666Mhz and that is very unstable at times. Even with increased voltage. So I figured I'd just try lower the timing and managed to go from 15 to 12.
I did get an extra 50 odd points in Cinebench R15 with the OC'd Cache. If it actually makes a difference in anything else though, who knows? I'll give it a go anyway.
Max temps were 74c for the hottest core and 79c for the CPU package (there is two CPU Package numbers listed in HWinfo though [74 and 79] so not sure which I should trust more).
Yea totally. You are aware that going quad channel will essentially double your memory bandwidth right? And without increasing the latency as well. For gaming it is at least as good as using dual channel DDR4 ram, so going quad channel would mean your really not behind modern systems at all, even on memory.Yeah I'll hold off on upgrading for now and see if i can find some quad channel RAM for a decent price. Thanks for the replies.
Hi,Just thought I'd update this.
Managed to drop the CPU to 4.5Ghz at 1.265v and it still seems stable and temps have dropped a little - 72 max core, 77 max CPU package.
Also managed to set the cache at 3.9Ghz at 1.159v.
Is there a difference between Adaptive mode vs Offset mode? I have the CPU in Adaptive and Cache in Offset but they both still down clock/down volt at idle.