Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:47 PM
Seems I've missed the party by about 6 months, and now everyone is over at the Ivy-Bridge rave.
Anyways, better late than never. I haven't been into new cpus for a while with my last one being an E8400. My new 3930K is quite the upgrade.
CPU:3730k - Stepping 7, Rev C2.
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth x79
RAM: G.Skill 16GB 2133MHz Quad kit
Cooling: Corsair H100
Case: Coolermaster Storm Trooper
PSU: Coolermaster 1050W
I've hit 4.7GHz, stable with 1.33V.
Temps seem ok, but not sure. Does mid 50s on the "CPU Temp" seem ok?
My "VCORE" temp (apparently this is the VRM temp on ASUS boards) is sitting high 70's. I'm not sure if this is a problem or not.
I'm testing 4.8GHz now. BSOD with 1.34V, failed Prime with 1.35V, and now just testing with 1.36V. If this isn't stable, I'll have to play with some other settings, as 30mV+ for 100MHz more doesn't seem right.
I'm a pretty far from understanding all the weird and bizarre options in the BIOS, but there seems to other ways to get stability.
Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.
Also, it seems the C2 revisions are a fair bit of an improvement. Most people need 1.4GHz+ to get similar results on the older CPU's.