To update I followed a 3570k over-clocking thread and just upped the turbo cores to 4.5 each, rock solid with no crashes, and left voltage @ AUTO, any ideas on why I can't manually set the processor's flat out speed and voltage like I did prior? Turbo seems to trigger whenever any game is loaded\etc so it's filling the void, I'm just confused as to why I can't fine tune. I have the Gigabyte Z77 UD3H motherboard I believe. Max temps stressed @ 4.5ghz with just the turbos set is 66c-70, alas I can't set the chip right now manually for 4.5ghz+...does turbo fill that void?
Here is a snippet of the temps under load, max I've on one core is 70c and it never goes above it.
I really only need that power when gaming, but I'm still beyond confused as to why it can do it on turbo constantly @ 4.5ghz+ but I can't set it as normal anymore.
Is TURBO 4.5ghz as good as just naturally setting it @ 4.5ghz? I mean 4.5ghz is 4.5ghz, but I've always avoided the turbo aspect.