Figured I might as well just bring this thread back instead of making a new one, which would've been pointless.
So, I've got Xiggy retention bracket and the new MX-2 installed and my temps are about the same at idle, but under load, it's doing great. Right now I've got it OC'd to 3.3Ghz @ 1.2v. I originally had it at 3.4Ghz but everything had such funky timings that it ended up freezing (I think...). I actually tested the 3.4Ghz setup in Orthos for 5 minutes. Temps were stable (look at the pic below for that) and everything. It was when I quit Orthos and started using IE (had about 8 tabs open) that it all out froze and I had to do a hard restart...which surprised me since it withstood orthos...so I'm thinking it might've been a RAM issue since at 3.4ghz, the RAM can ONLY be set at about ~750mhz (I'll try and post some BIOS pics in a bit..there's a lot of options not on there...).
Anyways, it's running stable right now at 3.3Ghz, but I'd like to give 3.6Ghz another crack. I couldn't get it to post when I tried it before, and that was even at about 1.275v...so maybe that'll need to get bumped again.
Currently at 3.3Ghz I've got:
*Memory voltage at 2.17v which is as close as I can get to the 2.2v my Patriot takes
*Vcore at 1.2v
*NB Voltage @ 1.208v I believe (this is the lowest setting other than Auto)
*Vcore Offset disabled (only other option is +100mv)
AND THAT'S ALL THE VOLTAGE OPTIONS I HAVE (should there technically be more?)
I'm running CPU/RAM unlinked because 1:1 like someone suggested would never work...if I OC'd to 1600mhz for the FSB, then RAM is also at 1600mhz which is double what it can run (maybe someone meant to say 2:1?..2:1 is "sync mode" in my Asus bios).
My mem timings are standard for what Patriot calls for:
4-4-4-12 2T with 21tRC
Since I backed it down to 3.3Ghz, my CPU:RAM is 11:12.
I think that the person who said 1:1 is correct, but just not with my BIOS. Cuz like I mentioned before, 1:1 would be double and there's no way my 'puter would even post let alone boot. I'll show you what I mean by all of this when I snap some pics of the BIOS.
Let me know your thoughts. I'll try and post my BIOS pics later, and I'll attach the ORTHOS/Temp tests too.
EDIT: Well, I guess for some reason my screen shot didn't work so you'll just have to trust me
. After about 5 min in orthos (running small ffts), my temps maxed at about 50* Core 1 and 40* Core 2...
Also, what's up with the Vdroop thing or whatnot. When I had it set to 1.275v, CPUz at idle was showing like 1.33v or something...then it dropped to like 1.22 or so at load...just wondering if this is okay. I just thought it was funny that it was HIGHER at idle than BIOS is set at....