Well I wanted to start overclocking my 5800k today, but in the Asus bios option, CPU Voltage, the only option for it is "Offset Mode". I didn't know what this was, so I searched it and I don't really wanna overclock my cpu that way. Problem is, there is no "Manual" mode available to me as an option here....What the hell?
What do you think it is?
EDIT: New info
I'll try and sum up what problem I'm having. Here we go.
I initially wanted to overclock it, checked bios setting, there was no option for manual voltage increments but instead an offset mode.
Not knowing exactly what this is, I left alone everything and increased my multiplier so that it is +100MHz from stock.
Booted to windows, checked the temps and WOW too high. I try F5 which is revert to optimized default. Instead, it increases clock to 4.3GHz. I clear CMOS and try again, no go.
Realizing something is wrong, I forefit any kind of hope for overclocking and hope that it has decent temps at STOCK settings. Unfortunately, stock settings temps were way too high at load and idle. (45C idle, 89C load, TJ MAX 74C )
I underclock to 1.25v - 1.35v from whatever the stock was. Temps are better, but still way too dangerous when fully loaded (72-74C)
Even at this voltage, it gives error in Prime95, but at least it does not crash right away or the temps are crazy high.
Bios is updated, chipset is updated, graphics driver is updated, all peripherals are updated, fans are all on, stock heatsink is seated properly with stock thermal paste. I am away from home atm so I cannot put my AC5 on, which is at home.
So I have concluded that either something is broken, or the stock heatsink is no where near as good as it should be to keep this CPU running STABLE at STOCK settings which is SAD. Again, I am not trying to OC anything here, I am just trying to get this thing running stable and cooler than its TJ MAX at load.
Edited by nickk47, 18 May 2013 - 08:17 PM.