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Old 12-23-11, 11:14 AM   #13
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Windows power settings?
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Old 12-23-11, 11:50 AM   #14
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Windows power settings?
I set to High Performance. Basically it always throttle to 1200Mhz no matter what setting i put in Bios. If i disabled Turbo, Overclocking is disabled and even then with C6, C3, Speedstep, C1E disabled still throttles to 1200Mhz on idle and on load goes to full speed but sometime a bit less than full speed if game is more GPU demanding. Of course voltage is all over the place along the way. In game like Crysis 2 all cores go to full speed of 4.6Ghz.

There are two explanations:

1. Sandy Bridge - E power management is different than 2000K series
2. Some bug with Bios

Some people like power saving option but i don't care. I always run CPU at full overclock speed regardless computer being on idle or load. I never had CPU failure of course as long as voltage and temperature is at reasonable level. Infact any voltage spike is not good for any electrica component. Overclocked CPU at full speed and steady voltage will last longer than this crap, nothing that we will encount during its usage since it will be replaced before it actually any potential failure happens.
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Old 12-23-11, 12:36 PM   #15
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I set to High Performance. Basically it always throttle to 1200Mhz no matter what setting i put in Bios. If i disabled Turbo, Overclocking is disabled and even then with C6, C3, Speedstep, C1E disabled still throttles to 1200Mhz on idle and on load goes to full speed but sometime a bit less than full speed if game is more GPU demanding. Of course voltage is all over the place along the way. In game like Crysis 2 all cores go to full speed of 4.6Ghz.

There are two explanations:

1. Sandy Bridge - E power management is different than 2000K series
2. Some bug with Bios

Some people like power saving option but i don't care. I always run CPU at full overclock speed regardless computer being on idle or load. I never had CPU failure of course as long as voltage and temperature is at reasonable level. Infact any voltage spike is not good for any electrica component. Overclocked CPU at full speed and steady voltage will last longer than this crap, nothing that we will encount during its usage since it will be replaced before it actually any potential failure happens.
I got mine at steady 4.699Ghz 4.7Ghz steady all the time.
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Old 12-23-11, 02:00 PM   #16
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I got mine at steady 4.699Ghz 4.7Ghz steady all the time.
Can you tell me what settings you had set? I saw that Asus and ASRock pretty much have same options in UEFI.

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Old 12-23-11, 02:51 PM   #17
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You need a good bios update.
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Old 12-24-11, 09:09 AM   #18
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Can you tell me what settings you had set? I saw that Asus and ASRock pretty much have same options in UEFI.

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Yeah ok but I'm on another computer right now for awhile. My ATI gaming rig with two 6970 powercooler LCS, crossfire baby.


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Choosing Asrock for a highend platform
lol agreed....

Maybe things are different now but asrock used to be complete garbage... if you wanted a decent platform you stayed away from them and went with Abit, DFI, ASUS, Gigabyte.... Maybe an MSI depending on the year / socket... but not Foxconn or Intel or asrock lol
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So, how is this Intel's fault again?
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fasedww, super nice dude.
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Can you tell me what settings you had set? I saw that Asus and ASRock pretty much have same options in UEFI.

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Ok I got cpu power saving mode disabled, and under cpu features have intel speedstep technology disabled. turbo is on by all cores.
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lol agreed....

Maybe things are different now but asrock used to be complete garbage... if you wanted a decent platform you stayed away from them and went with Abit, DFI, ASUS, Gigabyte.... Maybe an MSI depending on the year / socket... but not Foxconn or Intel or asrock lol
You guys have obviously not been keeping up lately. The ASRock Z68 and X79 boards are some of the best enthusiast boards on the market.
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Old 12-27-11, 01:08 PM   #24
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Reviews of latest ASRock boards are excellent. Abit is pretty much dead by now, same for DFI that gave up the enthusiast market. I'm afraid the info here is a *bit* outdated...
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