P8Z77V-PRO with i5 3570K Overclock w/ MSI GTX 1060 6GB

Hey guys and gals,

I hope all is well. I had some questions about my overclock and I wanted to hear everyone's opinion and suggestions. I know my parts are kinda old... Haven't really had a chance to upgrade because of $$$.

Ai Overclock Tuner - X.M.P.
BCLK/PEG Frequency - 100.0
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement - Enabled
Turbo Ratio - Manual
Ratio Synchronizing Control - Enabled
1-4 Core Ratio Limit - 45
Internal PLL Overvoltage - Enabled
Memory Frequency - DDR3-1866MHz
EPU Power Saving Mode - Disabled
CPU Voltage - Manual Mode
CPU Manual Voltage - 1.210
CPU PLL Voltage - 1.8
CPU Spread Spectrum - Disabled
BCLK Recovery - Disabled
CPU Ratio - 45
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology - Disabled
Turbo Mode - Enabled (grayed out)
CPU Load-line Calibration - Ultra High
CPU Voltage Frequency - Manual
CPU Fixed Frequency - 350
CPU Power Phase Control - Extreme
CPU C1E - Disabled
CPU C3 Report - Disabled
CPU C6 Report - Disabled
Package C State Support - Disabled

*Anything else not mentioned is most likely on default*

Overall, my overclock has been really stable; no issue(s) at all. Idles around 30~35c and loads under 60c. The main question I have is... Is it okay to turn off EIST and the C1E, C3, C6, and Package C State? Prior to my overclock settings above, I had them all on default which was either enabled or auto. On BF1 and GTA5, I had FPS drops and occasional stuttering. I tried tweaking just my video settings and it would still have issues. Yesterday, I decided to turn them off after researching and guess what? I no longer have FPS drops or stuttering. So it definitely improved whatever it needed to improve. I'm asking for help because I did a bunch of googling for the past 24 hours nonstop and I've seen people say leave it ON and I've seen people say leave it OFF. Long story short, I don't want to damage any of my components. As mentioned... they're old, but its lasting right now and I can still play games. Any suggestion/input is greatly appreciated! Thank you everyone.
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  1. Generally It is suggested you leave those power settings disabled, as it could interfere with your overclocking capabilities. It sounds like you've proven this, but you could also look up each setting you are disabling and do the research to find out before making the change. I have a 2500k clocked at 5ghz on a p8z77-v which is similar to yours and is the primary reason i'm posting on this thread. I disabled those settings you speak of. However, the main setting you want to make sure you leave enabled, is the one that will throttle your cpu, should it get too hot. I forgot the name of that bios setting, but you probably know what I'm talking about.
  2. SgtScream said:
    It is suggested you leave those power settings disabled, as it could interfere with your overclocking capabilities. The main setting you want to make sure you leave enabled, is the one that will throttle your cpu, should it get too hot. I forgot the name of that bios setting, but you probably know what I'm talking about.


    Thank you for your input SgtScream! I've been refreshing this thread to hopefully get someone to respond as soon as possible haha. Researching this for 24+ hours has been a headache... I believe the main setting you're talking about is Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology. I currently have that disabled... So you're saying I should enable that and leave everything else disabled as far as C1E, C3, C6, and Package C State? The weird thing that I ran into which is why I disabled all those power saving features is because when I play BF1 or GTA V, I get random FPS drops/stuttering. I have my FPS capped at 60 FPS but then if something intense happens, it drops to like 30 ~ 40 FPS. Once I disabled ALL the power saving features... Wallah, no more stuttering/FPS drops.
  3. I'll be home in a half an hour. I'll be able to tell EXACTLY which setting to leave enabled.
  4. SgtScream said:
    I'll be home in a half an hour. I'll be able to tell EXACTLY which setting to leave enabled.


    Awesome SgtScream. Will my FPS Drop/Stuttering come back though? Cause that is what I am trying to avoid... Thank you!
  5. It is inevitable that you will experience fps dips, especially on a 5 year old system, running demanding games like GTA V and BF1. The reason your fps dips into the 30's and 40's is because you have the fps cap.
  6. SgtScream said:
    It is inevitable that you will experience fps dips, especially in demanding games like GTA V and Doom. The reason your fps dips into the 30's and 40's is because you have the fps cap.


    Well that is what is intriguing. I dropped to 30s and 40s when all those power saving settings were auto/enabled. As soon as I turned all those to disabled, I've been at a constant 60 FPS. Smooth buttery game-play with 0 FPS drop.
  7. markuskong said:
    SgtScream said:
    It is inevitable that you will experience fps dips, especially in demanding games like GTA V and Doom. The reason your fps dips into the 30's and 40's is because you have the fps cap.


    Well that is what is intriguing. I dropped to 30s and 40s when all those power saving settings were auto/enabled. As soon as I turned all those to disabled, I've been at a constant 60 FPS. Smooth buttery game-play with 0 FPS drop.


    Well that's good!
  8. SgtScream said:
    markuskong said:
    SgtScream said:
    It is inevitable that you will experience fps dips, especially in demanding games like GTA V and Doom. The reason your fps dips into the 30's and 40's is because you have the fps cap.


    Well that is what is intriguing. I dropped to 30s and 40s when all those power saving settings were auto/enabled. As soon as I turned all those to disabled, I've been at a constant 60 FPS. Smooth buttery game-play with 0 FPS drop.


    Well that's good!


    Oh its definitely good. But that's what my main question was... If I should leave them all off or turn some/one on. I've been researching and people have been saying that it obviously draws more heat and energy if those are all off. But based off of my temps, they are all fine from what I know. But I'm also curious why I have stuttering issue(s)/FPS Drops when those are enabled...
  9. If I were to apply basic logic to answer your question:
    These power saving settings do exactly that, save power.
    And here you are upping the voltage to stabilize your increased multiplier!
    Google each one and find out what it does.
  10. I have googled as I mentioned already... The problem is, there's contradicting information on whether or not to enable or disable these settings. I've basically seen 50/50 on disabling and enabling...

    Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) is a power and thermal management technology developed by Intel. EIST was introduced as a means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-saving needs of a mobile computer system.

    C1E is a power saving feature for the CPU, when your PC is idle it will drop the frequency and voltage, reducing power usage and heat.

    The next state, Sleep (C3), cuts all internal clock signals from the CPU, including the clocks from the bus interface unit and from the APIC. This means that when the CPU is in the Sleep mode it can’t answer to important requests coming from the CPU external bus nor interruptions.

    C6 is a power state available to the processor as a power-saving measure. The only effect it would have is if you leave the computer idle for a while. You might notice a slight bit of lag when you first use the computer as the processor changes power states.
  11. Yep, you were correct. Intel SpeedStep Technology. Everything I've read and youtubed stated to disable these cstate settings. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable on overclocking can chime in, but it sounds like you've increased stability by disabling them.
  12. SgtScream said:
    Yep, you were correct. Intel SpeedStep Technology. Everything I've read and youtubed stated to disable these cstate settings. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable on overclocking can chime in, but it sounds like you've increased stability by disabling them.


    Awesome! Thank you for confirming... I am hoping some others would chime in as well, just because I've been getting 50/50 on research. What I can do when I get home is enable Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology and see if I have stutter or FPS Drops. If not, I guess I can leave it on. Maybe the culprit is the C-States >=[

    Thanks again!
  13. Yeah let me know because i'll try it with my system as well.
  14. I thought you already had it like that?
  15. Nope, speedstep was the one setting I left enabled.
  16. SgtScream said:
    Nope, speedstep was the one setting I left enabled.


    Well I have everything off right now for what I listed. So if I turn on EIST, it'll be the same as what you have right now
  17. Just tried it. Doesn't make any difference to my clock speeds and voltage. I think in order for EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) to work, you need to enable C1E. I verified with CPU-Z and HWMonitor
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  19. I'm assuming no one else has any input on this...?
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