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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    Large FFT's:

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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    Blend:

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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    Looking good!!

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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    I just noticed that you posted results for all three Prime95 tests.

    When stress testing, my average and maximum core temperatures have a 4o (C) temperature difference with my Mugen 2 rev:B cpu cooler.

    I haven't used Arctic Silver 5 for several years but when I did my core temperature range was reasonable.

    If your TIM is old it the contents in the tube might have settled to a point where you don't have an optimal mixture.

    It might be worthwhile to buy a new tube of thermal grease and possibly rotate the heatsink's orientation 180o to see if this helps.

    Because of my memory's tall heat spreaders I have a 2000 rpm cooling fan pulling air through the cooling fins and exhausting the air out the back of my computer case.

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    For core 2 Intel specs are +5 -10 for temp accuracy I think or +5 -5.
    CPU shows 55c and it's always lower than ay core temperature, but is not too accurate as well.
    You can choose to go by the highest temp, or maybe a little lower, don't matter much while you are under 75c.
    Or just go by the CPU temp which is OK up to 76.3 according to Intel specs.

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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    As far as I know, Real Temp's Sensor Movement Test is the best way to determine if there are stuck cpu core sensors and if there is a problem.

    Real Temp download page: https://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

    Real Temp documentation: https://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/docs.php

    Real Temp support forum: RealTemp | TechPowerUp Forums

    Originally my Q9550 core temperature range was not as close as it is now but I was able to narrow the core temperature range by using a different TIM application method but some thermal grease brands don't do well with some of the techniques.

    An oldie but goodie article: Benchmark Reviews: Best Thermal Paste Application Methods (April 2008)

    Spreading a very thin TIM application by using your finger in a plastic bag does not work well with some or many TIM brands but it worked well for me with one of the somewhat more expensive Xigmatek offerings and I think that it might have been their PTI-G4512 "flavor": XIGMATEK PTI-G4512 thermal grease with gold grade thermal matrix filler particles - Newegg.com

    My advice is to leave your TIM alone for now and run the RealTemp sensor movement test first.



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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    When put together this system 5 years ago the small tube of Arctic Silver 5 wasn't old, I bought it together with Scythe Mugen heatsink.
    The Scythe Mugen has both a pushing fan and a pulling fan to the back of the computer case.
    I thought I was very precise in applying the thermal grease, I followed this guideline, including the so called 'tinting' of both cpu cap and heatsink, using an old bank card and a coffee filter....

    http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appm..._line_v1.1.pdf

    As you know, I've put together a simular system with a Q9550 for my 13 year old son a couple of weeks ago. I used new Arctic Silver 5 for this and followed the same official guideline.
    Although I have not oc-ed my son's system yet, I noticed exactly the same core temperature range issue there.
    The general cpu temp is slightly higher as wel because it only has a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 heatsink installed.
    But the temperature difference between the cores is simular to my system.
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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    Anyway...I cheated....
    I skipped the 8x400=3.2 GHz and went for the 8.5x400=3.4 GHz straight away.
    All other settings remained as with 7.5x400=3.00 GHz.
    I followed Chike's advice this time, using only the Prime95 blend test.
    No errors after almost 10 hours:

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    BTW I noticed that the standard blend test uses only 2000 MB of RAM. Since you didn't advise me to change that, I guess that is ok....?
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    You didn't post an ET6 advanced voltage screen-shot so we don't know what the applied values are for the 3.40GHz AUTO settings.

    The variance in the number of tests completed for each of the Prime95 worker threads is much lower and better than my results and this tells me that the reported maximum cpu core temperatures are evenly balanced in spite of what HWiNFO shows.

    I almost always use the default Prime95 torture test settings in in each Prime95 test and I see no reason to run the Blend test with more than 2000MB of ram being tested.

    With your 8.5x cpu multiplier, increasing the Bus Clock by 12 will raise the cpu speed by 102MHz and it's unlikely that your system will feel faster with 50 - 100MHz increases. If you choose overclock higher you will shortly need to deal with changing the memory strap multiplier and the primary memory timings. My 8GB of ram is stable with 1080MHz (450MHz x 2.40B) with 5-5-5-15 timings but as Chike said your motherboard will probably not let you overclock much higher.

    Given the age of our hardware I think that it's a bad idea to stress our aging systems to the highest possible overclocked speeds. Right now you have a 20% overclock and I wouldn't go any higher for everyday usage. If you had a higher end motherboard you could safely go higher.
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    Default Re: BIOS tweaking or best BIOS settings GA-P43-ES3G (rev. 1.1)

    3.4 GHz is fine.
    I'm more than happy with that result.
    So I can leave it like this?

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