Originally Posted by uptech
So what would you recommend then?
I am simply amazed at the tolerance and help you've gotten. Great bunch of people here, you'd have been flamed to hell on a lot of other forums by now.
That said, I never owned a k chip before the most recent purchase. Never been a heavy hardcore overclocker either but even if you're not going to overclock, take the option to make overclocking easier in the future if you think you might. The 3570k is a no brainer right now. I'm running budget 1600 ram btw.
I plugged the sucker in, turned on the ASrock tuning utility and changed the number from a 34 to a 42 and now I'm running at 4.2 which is plenty enough for any gaming and the machine's running at 42 C at idle. Voltage on that auto tuner fluctuates from 0.94 to 0.985 and I don't know if that's good or bad but it's working fine and my room is a lot cooler than it was with the 920 in here at 3.8.