Originally Posted by tinytomlogan
Far too many questions. you cant just use the same settings either. Silicone lottery and all that. Really needs a dedicated thread setting up but I will be doing my own guide fairly soon.
Ok, so I retried today and reset bios and manually put the settings back in with Level 6 LLC and 4.8Ghz. I noticed one big thing, my cache was set at 45. I read that you need to slightly overclock your cache in order to really get performance gains. The reviewer said that 45 was good for a high-extreme OC. I turned down the multiplier to 44 and I am getting MUCH better results. Just did 10 runs of RealBench at 1.275V and I am getting max temperatures of 81C. This is acceptable, plus I got my noctua fans today and holy $h*t they are 20x quieter and push at least 2x more air at the same time! I need to see how far down I can get the volts, maybe I am getting ahead of myself.
Moral of this story, get Noctua fans and ALWAYS remember to set your Cache multiplier or you are really not getting the most out of your OC. 42 is stock, 43 is good for mild OC 44 for mid and 45 for high to extreme and your results may vary. My chip seems to react badly to 45x but 44x gives MUCH better results.