Hey folks, long-time lurker here and finally decided to join the community! I recently put together this desktop and I think I did pretty good considering it's the first I've built in about 7 years. This is my first time dealing with overclocks though and had a couple questions. I've read various guides (including the two here at Toms) and have managed to get my chip to 4.0 ghz at 1.2vcore. I've disabled all of the power-saving features (c3/c6, c1, turbo, etc). Considering that I want to keep this chip for at least a few years, is it safe to leave the chip at a constant 1.2v or should I try to enable the power saving features to keep it at 1.6 when idle? I'll push the OC higher when I feel like the chip is becoming the bottleneck but for now I'm happy with it at 4.0.
Hm, just found an issue I think with the overclock. The OC runs stable at 4.0 GHz just fine but it seems that if I put the computer to sleep and then wake it up later; CPU-Z and Easy Tune 6 will show the default clock. Is this a cosmetic issue or does the computer actually turn off the OC when it gets put to sleep?