Hey Oc forum,
As I delve deeper into this OC adventure I am learning so much at a rapid pace.
I figured out how to get me CPU oc and to work with speed step. It was all about setting the C-states.
I have went up to 4.3g but as my learning curve I settled in on a 4.0g for now.
This way, everything is just at the top of its comfort zone.
to begin here is the rig details needed for my questions:
Mobo: sabertooth x79 asus
Ram Ripjawz z 1600mhz 64gigs.
bios, up to date.
tests. occt, prime 95.
monitors: many, the ai suite, HWiNfo and HWmonitor, cpuz.
they do not run at the same time, though i cant seem to uninstall the ai suite.
voltages, mainly the offset for vcore.
it seems to work but yet it does not.
I can set an offset and reboot and all my monitors will show the updated vcore voltage. however when i run a test and watch HWinfo. the per core voltage never gets adjusted. under stress test no matter what my offset is each core is always at 1.341volts. while the vcore will reflect my offset.
i noticed this because i wanted to decrease the voltage to run better thermals however i cant seem to get the cpu to use my offset. i have set the LLC to 0. I have not adjusted the vccsa or the vtt. plus i have disabled the PLLover voltage.
i cant get the cpu to stop with the 1.341volts under stress. when idle or just goofin if adjusts just fine.
am I missing a setting in the bios? or is this just the way it is? i have made some pretty large offsets but stopped because if i understand correctly less voltage=more current. so to not fry things my largest offset was -.030.
i was trying to find my unstable point but however it never happens because my cores always get 1.341volts under stress.
i was able to crash the system when going manual voltage. i punched in 1.15volts and posted but wiped out in windows. other than that on the offset voltage i cant find instability or find the setting to stop the cores getting 1.341 volts.
any help or experience is welcome.
thank you in advance