Is anyone out there using the ASUS TurboV for overclocking? How is it?

It looks like a substitute for going into the bios to set the overclocking parameters.
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  1. It’s awesome, I use it every day to OC on-the-fly. The cool thing about TurboV is the fact that it actually changes your Bios settings in real time so there is no need to re-boot and change the settings (Bios) every time you want to try out a new clock/frequency.
  2. That is great! But how come I can choose you as best answer? One of the benefits of being a MOD :)

    Do you know a good guide, link, etc. for TurboV? I'd like to start using it today.

    Thank you.
  3. You can select whoever you want as "Best Answer" on a thread, it has nothing to do with me being a Mod =)

    I don't think there is a specific guide for the TurboV but you can ask any question you want, I have been using it for quite some time.
  4. okay, I'll try one just to see if I am even close to doing this right.

    In TurboV I changed the BLCK to 161 to get 161/21 (i7 930) or 3.4Ghz.

    I left everything else alone and after I hit apply the system locked up.

    A reboot fixed the problem.

    Either I am missing something(s) or I do not have a very over clockable system.
  5. did you raise the vcore?

    are you familiar on how to overclock your system via the bios?
  6. yes and no. I am a bit new to this incase you didn't notice.

    I did try some things in the bios, setting BLCK to 151 and got the 3.2 I wanted. I then went into turboV to lower the vcore to 1.20 (I need to research more on doing that in the bios as I couldn't quite get there that way)

    Since then things have settled down.

    I went into TurboV and set the BLCK to 162 to get the speed to 3.4 and it took, with the vcore at 1.20. So I stressed tested it in prime95 for about an hour (I know it should be longer) and it was stable with core temps @ 65.

    CPU-Z shows that I am actually at 3.564 because my multiplier is at 22 (I understand that is from the processors turbo mode)

    So I like what I have....3.56 running most stable, increasing 3dMark scores, all with the Intel stock HSF.

    I think I will play with some other setting, learn to change vcore in the bios. I am thinking that TurboV does not change the actual BIOS settings.

    is CPU-Z the best source for CPU speed? I am getting all sorts of readings, and windows reports stock 2.8

    is it worthwhile to play with the memory settings? I have heard that it does and does not really add to speed.

    Any way, thank you again. Not bad for stock HSF?
  7. I don't recommend using TurboV while having all your settings at "Auto" in the Bios. Once you have all your values keyed in correctly then you can go ahead and make any changes using TurboV.

    Did you disable Spread Spectrum and C1E?

    Whats your QPI link set to?

    It would be hard to explain everything without having a screenshot of your Bios, I wouldn't go over 3.6Ghz on the stock cooler unless you have a cold ambient.

    Here, start reading this guide, its pretty strait forward.
  8. alright, again thank you for your help...I moved most of the setting into bios to be done with it, and may tweak them from there further with TurboV, if that is a good approach. I guess I will need to read up on spreadspectrom and C1E, not really there yet.

    My qlink is 2806.3

    As a note, I back down to 3.45 until I get a better understanding of what I am doing. It still seems that should be almost a 25% OC and I will enjoy that for a while considering I wasn't even planning on OC'n this system.

    Leaving this for abit I think I wil play with the ATI 5770 and see what new numbers I can get of 3DMark, and then maybe circle back and get a little deeper with more of the system. I'm not really up to a new HSF, seems to intrusive, especially if it comes to pulling the mobo.

    maybe someday I will actually play some games ;)
  9. Well if you do decide on going past 3.6Ghz you will need a new cooler but first make sure you actually need that much speed. If you don't play games or run any benchmarks/encode/render there is no point as you wont notice any gains.
  10. yes, that is kind of where I am at. I am primarily doing this for the fun and learning. I think I will play with some other settings for a while, more fun and learning. I might even crossfire a coupld 5770's just to see what that is all about.

    I do play a little Start Craft II, and Sid's Cilivilization, so gaming power is not really a motivation.

    I am a profssor over at the local community college so everything I pick up has a use...thank you for your help, I am looking forward to reading the guide you linked me up to.
  11. yes, read and fill your brain with info.. The more the better...It's trial and error, you will get a few blue screens here n there and eventually find your sweet spot. Make sure you are overclocking because that extra speed is needed, @ 1080p or higher you don't need to crank up the CPU past 3.6Ghz as you will not notice any gains.
  12. I have an Asus P7H55D-M, and I measured no increase in performance with Turbo-V/Turbo Key. With Turbo-V enabled on the ultimate settings I saw a decrease of 3 points in PassMark, which still reported my CPU speed at the stock 3.33GHz. When I went into the bios and configured everything manually, I was able to increase my PassMark score 300 points @4.0GHz.
  13. I am not familiar iwth the P7H...however in the P6X58D with TurboV I was able to get outstanding results. I am not sure bout the reference to Turbo Key.

    I installed TurboV from the ASUS disk and immediately upped the BLCK and dropped the voltage and on an 2.8, i7 930 I was able to hit 3.4+ right off the bat. Loweing vcore and upping BLCK and I was into the 3.5/3.6 range.

    Now, how does that related to a config on the P7H55D? Not sure, as I have no familiarity at all with the platform. But TurboV does work as advertised, at least on my 1366 boards.
  14. what cpu do you have? I just recently bought a PHENOM II X3 740BE and its stock 3.0 ghz and am running 3.84ghz stable.
  15. i7 930, ASUS P6XD58, 6GB Corair, ATi 5770, corsair 85W
  16. Best answer
    TurboV....hmmm, I used to use it but I have read many stories where it conflicts with BIOS setting which is where OC needs to be done.

    TurboV does not provide the level fo granularity that the bios does. I think that if you have a system that you haven't oc'd yet, and you are curious what will happen if you push the processor some, then it has a place.

    Try adding 10 - 15% to the processor speed, so if you have a 2.8, try setting it 3.1 or 3.2. Bump the vcore by about 1/2 that, so from 1.2 try 1.26, or .27, but don't go to 1.3.... and click apply.

    Chances are it will stick and you are safe pretty much from overheating. But you do need to be monitoring core temps, before and after. Even if you've stock HSF, you should be able to do this and stay below 70C.

    word of caution here...since you are looking at turboV I am thinking that you most likely are using an i5 or an i7 system....
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