ASUS ‘auto-tuning’ 3.66 GHz CPU and DDR-1536
This setup is the result of the ASUS auto-tuning feature. I have only included this page in the article for those who are curious with what the feature could achieve before messing with it. You basically turn it on in the BIOS and reboot. The documentation says it will cycle through some settings and reboot until it finds the overclocking limit for you. If you had any luck with this setting, let me know. As far as I am concerned, this was a disaster. Note that the computer never seemed to do any sort of tuning. I turned on the feature, rebooted, and Windows 7 loaded up. When I checked CPU-Z, I found the crazy settings below. Even if you could solve the cooling problem here (which was 100°C in 15 seconds on Prime95), you are still dealing with almost stock memory speeds and for some reason, horrible CPU performance. I ran the CPU benchmark 3 times on Sandra to verify it was not a fluke. Don’t even bother with this ‘feature.’
|Core Voltage||1.288 V|
|IMC/VTT Voltage||1.350 V|
|DRAM Voltage||1.350 V|
|Sandra Bandwidth||19.3 GB/s|
|Sandra CPU Math||60.00 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?