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    9700k Overclocking - LLC Recommendation

    So those IA AC and DC values. Can you explain them a bit more? Is that more or less voltage on them at those values? I’ve I never changed them before. And thank you so much for posting your settings! They help tremendously Also on the LLC. I thought the higher stuff would be more damaging...
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    What games use the AVX CPU instruction set?

    I wish I could find out which games are using it though. Many games offer a dx12 option now like Warhammer 2. But does Warhammer actually use avx? Is there a way I could have a program like cpu-Z run with it’s program visible even when I have another game running full screen? I forgot what...
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    What games use the AVX CPU instruction set?

    Overclocking my system and seeing what kind of offset I can safely use for avx. So I’m curious what games use the avx instruction set.
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    Fastest SSD as windows/boot drive or gaming drive?

    I’ve thought about that as well, but curiously I’ve not seen anyone talk about it in a long time.
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    Fastest SSD as windows/boot drive or gaming drive?

    Ok thanks! I’ll use it as main system drive then
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    9700k Prime95 OC stress test 90-100 C temps. Bad?

    Thanks for that information. I’ll grab that version of Prime95 then. Just so I’m clear, changing the avx offset it will “only” lower the frequency if it detects that instruction set, and in all other cases the freque nay will remain as normal? So my games would be at full speed?
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    9700k Prime95 OC stress test 90-100 C temps. Bad?

    I’ve seen that term used a few times. What does abs offset mean and does it still stability test as well?
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    Fastest SSD as windows/boot drive or gaming drive?

    I have several SSD’s, and just got a Samsung M.2 970 which is much faster than my other SSD’s. So the question now becomes, do I install that as my primary windows drive with whatever games might fit (it’s 500 Gig), or do I make it my game drive for games that are more HD intensive? I don’t...
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    9700k Prime95 OC stress test 90-100 C temps. Bad?

    Been a while since I’ve done all this. I need to figure out how to set an overclock with an upper vCore boundary. Right now the vCore is all over the place at default. Anywhere from 1.27v to 1.38v running Prime95. Do you think that’s normal at default stock settings?
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    9700k Overclocking - LLC Recommendation

    Would you kind posting the settings you used? I’m in the same boat, just with a Gigabyte z390
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    9700k Prime95 OC stress test 90-100 C temps. Bad?

    Running with no OC I’m at 68 degrees after 10 minutes of Prime95 small FFT’s. I think it was shooting my vCore up to 1.35v with the overclock. I guess I’ll need to overclock this the old fashioned way... something I haven’t done in a long time. Was hoping that easy overclock thing would work...
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    9700k Prime95 OC stress test 90-100 C temps. Bad?

    This is the standard GIgabyte 5.1 GHz overclock they have. It’s stable, but these temps sure are high. I don’t know if these temps are unexpected or out of range for the 9700k? Or if my AIO water cooler just isn’t holding up anymore? Or I seated things poorly. Can someone tell me what I...
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    Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200

    Whoa this is my exact same setup! Would it be too much to ask for you to post your settings. That would be incredibly helpful.
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    Do I need to connect the extra 4-pin 12v connector on motherboard?

    I called and while i was on hold for an eternity, I’d did finally get a tech. He said it is for overclocking like you said, but since I have a 1,000 Watt PSU I should not need the extra connection. I am going to see if I can get a high stable OC without but I ordered a cable to add, which I’ll...
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    Do I need to connect the extra 4-pin 12v connector on motherboard?

    I have the new Gigabyte z390 Aorus motherboard and besides the normal power connector and the 8 pin 12v connector, there is a 4-pin 12v spot as well. Do I need to hook that up? My Corsair modular power supply didn’t actually come with a 4-pin 12v cable. Thanks for the help!
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