Hello all! It has been a while since I posted anything so I figured this winter I'd have a little fun.
I woke up this morning to discover that my room was freezing so I checked my CPU temps and they were in the 10-20c range! I was kind of surprised because I've never seen my temps that low before so I opened both the windows and aimed a box fan at the system and this is what I came up with: (the 28c temp is running Prime95 on the "max heat" setting
I am going to try and push for a max overclock now that I've got some decent temps.
This is a CPU-z screenshot to show you what CPU and MB I'm working with. Unfortunately I can't seem to get Cool n' Quiet turned off in Bios. No matter what I do it seems to want to throttle down to 800mhz.
From what I've observed these are the settings.
CPU Stock Freq: 3200mhz(3600mhz turbo)
CPU Stock Volt: 1.4v max
CPU/NB Volt: 1.15v
HT Volt: 1.25v
Please correct me if I'm wrong about CPU/NB and HT because I'm not even 100% sure what those are.
I am going to try to hit 4ghz (something I've never been able to do with this setup for some reason. I've got a Corsair TX850w PSU so I doubt power is the issue but it may be the mainboard. I only noticed 5 chokes on the board which tells me it's 4+1 phase.)
When I simply bump the Multi up to 20 for 4.0ghz I get BSODS unless I raise the CPU Volt up to a crazy 1.65v which I'm just not comfortable with. Also I don't think I should need that much voltage because a lot of other people are getting 4.0ghz on stock volts.
Any help or clarification on the HT Volt and CPU/NB volt is welcome and much appreciated.