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  1.    24 Jun 2016 #11
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    I still don't understand why clearing the CMOS doesn't reset the CPU back to 4.0? All the settings seem to be reset, since a couple minor things I changed were reset, but the CPU continues to run at 4.2GHz even when XMP is disabled. Am I missing something? Is it normal for the CPU to run at 4.2? I don't remember now what it originally said before I first enabled XMP, but it's been at 4.2 ever since I first made the change.
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  2.    24 Jun 2016 #12

    Quote Originally Posted by rivre View Post
    True but what about the vcore? It sounds like it's running too high for 4.2Ghz. I don't want to risk damaging the CPU or shortening it's life for a lousy 200MHz.
    that is why i said up the multiplyer to make it worth wild
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  3.    24 Jun 2016 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by rivre View Post
    Well the vcore is what worries me. I don't want the vcore running too high. I wasn't planning on overclocking the CPU at all since I'm going from an old 2.6GHz processor to 4.0GHz which is a huge jump for me and should be plenty. I don't know much about overclocking. I just wanted to enable XMP to boost the memory to 2400. I didn't want to start getting into overclocking so early with my new build and it looks like the motherboard is pushing me there against my will.

    Why can't I just reset everything to how it was out of the box? Even a CMOS reset doesn't reset the CPU clock speed.

    I think I"m going to run with XMP off. This will keep the temps down 3 degrees lower and keep the vcore at 1.26, while keeping the CPU running at 4.2GHz. Is this okay?
    If your fine with it i am good with it your Rig Your World
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  4.    24 Jun 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarstarshines View Post
    that is why i said up the multiplyer to make it worth wild
    To be honest though I'd rather not bump up my temps either. My 3rd floor apartment gets real hot in the summer, and I'm enjoying these low temps right now with my new cooler. I'd like to keep them nice and low to fight the heat. I really didn't want to even think about overclocking. I'm just worried that the 1.308 vcore might be too high for the 2400 XMP setting/4.2GHz CPU speed.

    I appreciate the advice. Just not sure which is better for me - I hate to think the vcore is too high if enable XMP. If I disable XMP, is 1.26 too low for the CPU at 2.6GHz? I'm assuming it should be stable, no? It seems the motherboard basically bumped the Vcore higher to run the RAM faster at 2400, since the CPU is at 4.2GHz either way. Is this the right behavior? It seems it wouldn't need to do that since the CPU is running the same either way. Why even bump the vcore higher at all?

    I'm not really into overclocking. I didn't want to have to do lots of stress testing and spend lots of time. I just want my PC to stay stable at stock temps without worrying about the voltage decreasing the lifespan of the CPU. But now I'm worrying if the motherboard is bumping the temps too high for XMP by default.
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  5.    30 Jun 2016 #15
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    See if there is a new Bios available and flash it if there is , or reflash the same one you have , then set the memory at the XMP Speed manually and control the voltages manually if needed too .
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  6.    01 Jul 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbird View Post
    See if there is a new Bios available and flash it if there is , or reflash the same one you have , then set the memory at the XMP Speed manually and control the voltages manually if needed too .
    My board shipped with the latest stable BIOS. The only newer BIOS available is a few BETA versions which I will not install. The whole point of me using XMP is because I'm inexperienced with overclocking and I have no real desire to do that. XMP is supposed to be a set it and leave it thing. I was wiling to enable XMP to get an easy speed boost but I'm not interested in serious overclocking. As soon as I go down that path I'll be spending days or weeks messing with my settings and risking screwing something up on my new PC for no noticeable gain. I don't know enough about voltages to start messing with that.
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  7.    01 Jul 2016 #17
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    Setting the memory manually doesn't require anything but setting the speed and voltage the Manufacturer specs for 2400 , that info should be on the package, you shouldn't have to mess with anything else at all. Though the increase from 2133 to 2400 isn't really going to gain you a lot and it should be 100% stable at 2133, (at least on X99 my LPX base speed is 2133).

    On my board if I use XMP it automatically changes the Strap to 125 too , so in effect an automatic overclock , but I have 3000mhz memory and I thought the strap speed was 100 up to 2666 so that shouldn't effect you.
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