April 7th, 2008, 05:29 AM
Overclock disappears ?
I overclocked my CPU but sometimes I check in CPUZ and find that the overclock has gone. If I then go into the BIOS I see that all the settings have gone back to Auto.
Does this mean that the cpu voltage is not high enough?
I haven't really done any strenuous stability testing but I've played 3D games for several hours and ran 3DMark etc without any problems. I leave Speedstep turned on.
Here is the details:
Asus P5E3 Deluxe Wifi (X38)
Q6600 @ 333MHz = 3GHz
OCZ PC3-10666 @ 667MHz = 1333MHz
I just leave the CPU voltage on Auto. I'm not sure what would be a safe starting point to increase it to/from... 1.25v ?
April 7th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Did you flash your BIOS to the latest version? Sounds like a bug. There's an updated bios only a few days old: Download Here and find your CPU model number.
April 8th, 2008, 04:56 AM
When I got it the board was BIOS version 3 or something, and I couldn't get it to post with the RAM I bought originally. I upgraded the BIOS to version and 9 and then it was ok.
I'm a bit scared of upgrading it because I've seen so many stories of people who get into a no-post situation from constantly upgrading the bios.
But there's probably been a few more revisions, and I think some people did say that 9 was not entirely stable.