I managed to use Asus AI Suite II to AutoTune to almost 4.9GHZ...did not boot as it told me OC failed. I then changed the CPU voltage at 1.375 and my PC is now working.
I am not done with this PC OC, but I will try to get this running at 5.0 at low voltage as I can before I do stress tests.
But here is the thing:
AutoTune (if I set it) just over 4.83 with 1.45v it will work just fine, but my temps will jump well over 80 in less than 10 minutes in Prime95
Now, forget about p95 and any other stress test or benchmarking tools, and focus on winRAR bench for a moment.
If I run WinRAR bench with this setup I will get the score over 6.2k
However, if I lower the volts it will run just over 4.2k...now 4.2k will be the same if I run at stock 3.4 or turbo with it at 3.8...it will be the same bench.
So I guess my question is:
What makes the difference in benchmarking? Does it have to do with voltage or speed it is running at?
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-TR GeForce GTX 460
Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
CORSAIR XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A2000C9
Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
P.S. I am running RAM at stock and it is at 1066 (but it is 2k ram).
P.S.S. Also CPU-Z can read changes on my CPU speeds, but CoreTemp nor SpeedFan nor RealTemp can. For instance, if I am at 4.8 it will show, but when CPU-Z shows that is at 1.6 (low) the rest of the programs will be 3.4, 3.5, and something like 4.2. Not sure if this is because of the new chip and programs not updating properly?
I just want to be able to get 5.0 24/7 stable if my CPU can do it with max of 80c on full 100% load. I do not mind staying at 4.8-5.0 as long as I am useing that OC to the "needed" max potential (look at the example of WinRAR test). Also I did a run at 4.9 (with autotune) by useinf Linx and got like 59k, now with 4.8 and 1.375 it's only 39k...I do not understand this part. Could someone explain it to me plz.
Please do not hate me as this is my 1st post. I also was reading: