ASUS preloaded setting 3.06 GHz
The second preloaded ASUS overclocking profile. Interestingly, this profile automatically lowered the default core voltage to 1.100. Either way, it’s still stable. The Intel spec for this chip actually states that you can go as low as 0.650V.
Secondly, this profile also fudged with the DRAM voltage. I found it set back up all the way to 1.625. That’s about normal for regular sticks, but not our low-voltage ECO RAM. I returned this to it’s humble 1.350 volts.
At this point, it still feels like we’re barely stepping on the gas. This chip can do a lot better, even with the stock cooling fan.
|Core Voltage||1.110 V|
|IMC/VTT Voltage||1.165 V|
|DRAM Voltage||1.350 V|
|Sandra Bandwidth||18.64 GB/s|
|Sandra CPU Math||74.68 GOPS|
Thank you very much, I’ve found this very nice!
great post as usual!
Dude, this is a great article! Thanks for all the hard work. I couldn’t figure out why my temps were so high when I tried to overclock. After turning off hyperthreading it’s like night and day.
Just a question but why does the final screen grab say Intel Core i5?
That’s how Core Temp read the i7, as of version 0.99.5
photobucket has blocked the images, can you fix this or add a text based settings list?