I'm at my wits end. So overclocking Sandy Bridge should be a breeze, but it's not working for me.
So I left the base clock at 100.
Turbo Mode: Off
CPU voltage: Auto
CPU ratio: 38
Just a mild overclock to see if it works, but sadly, no matter what I set the CPU ratio to, when I log into windows it's running at 3.33ghz.
So I played around with the settings for a day.
I turned Turbo Mode on.
Upped the voltage to 1.3 for the CPU.
Set CPU ratio to 40.
What happens is the multiplier gets set at 40, but then the base clock magically downclocks and the CPU goes back to 3.33. At least that's what CPU-Z is telling me.
Asus AI SUITE is telling me the CPU is doing 4.0ghz. How can I be sure?
Am I doing something wrong?
Rig in Sig. Help is appreciated.
i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz / Cooler Master V8 / Asus P8P67 Evo / 8GB G.skill DDR3-1600 / Zotac GTX 780 3GB / Seasonic S12-650 / Samsung 850pro 256GB SSD / Corsair 600T Graphite / those cheap 1440p Korean monitors