Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979
The OC tuner is actually in the BIOS (I also do all my overclocking in the BIOS)
My bad - I don't know why I automatically assumed 'app' (was thinking of the Asus Suite for some reason
The OC tuner is pretty much the BIOS based 'auto overclock' /Asus Suite type function. And 'auto overclock' always errs on the side of extra voltage. (Which is why I don't use the OC tuner either
I'm not crazy about how it just pours on the core voltage to get where it gets, but it's never in the danger zone. Cooling isn't a problem in my rig as I've never seen it past 60-62* C, and that was @ 4.5GHz with no real tweaks, just to see if it would do it. Stress testing @ my current OC gets it to about 50-55*C.
Leaving the OC Tuner alone and entering the values manually is still the optimal method, although just going by temps alone (which doesn't reflect on other voltages though), is still well within acceptable limits as you've mentioned.
That is still borderline conservative for some of you guys, but I am thinking it should be achievable by bumping up the multiplier and adjusting the core voltage to a more tolerable level.
Never mind what others go for - it's the target your happy with that counts
Are you planning to use a fixed/manual vcore or the offset function?
I'd recommend a +offset over a fixed vcore. (for 4.4, I'd start around+0.050)
That way you can maintain the lower idle volts with Speedstep, C1E etc enabled. There's simply no need to have a fixed vcore unless you are going for a max OC. SB and Ivy work very well with the offset function.
I don't want to run 4.4GHz with it using 1.3xx volts, it's just not necessary.
With fine tuning, you'd be looking at roughly around 1.2xx for 4.4ghz. You may not even need to use LLC.
But it's your rig - have a fiddle, but again if you need help - we're here