3930k OC Throttling despite low temp

Used a guide to get a stable OC of 4.6ghz on an Asus Sabertoothx79. Hackintosh running 10.9.2.

Stress tested for 12hrs and highest temp came in at 68C across all temps, including VRM. Using a Noctua d14 with two fans plus three other large fans.

It works really well at full load, but when idling throttles from 4.6ghz to 1.2ghz. The audio programs I use don't always push the OC hard enough so when it throttles down to 1.2ghz I get pops and a CPU spike. Audio works great when it stays at a x46 multiplier.

The throttling happens every 4-5 seconds, immediately jumps back up to 4.6ghz.



I've tried disabling speedstep and C State (EIST).

I'm trying to think of a way to enforce 4.6Ghz at all times with no throttling. The temps seem like they can handle it. Any ideas?
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  1. Push more voltage :3
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  2. eastpond said:
    Used a guide to get a stable OC of 4.6ghz on an Asus Sabertoothx79. Hackintosh running 10.9.2.

    Stress tested for 12hrs and highest temp came in at 68C across all temps, including VRM. Using a Noctua d14 with two fans plus three other large fans.

    It works really well at full load, but when idling throttles from 4.6ghz to 1.2ghz. The audio programs I use don't always push the OC hard enough so when it throttles down to 1.2ghz I get pops and a CPU spike. Audio works great when it stays at a x46 multiplier.

    The throttling happens every 4-5 seconds, immediately jumps back up to 4.6ghz.



    I've tried disabling speedstep and C State (EIST).

    I'm trying to think of a way to enforce 4.6Ghz at all times with no throttling. The temps seem like they can handle it. Any ideas?




    So when it's idling it drops to 1.2. Does it drop to 1.2 while under load? If it's just dropping during idle, you need to disable the power saving features in the bios. That'll allow it to stay at your overclock settings, even during idle states.
    Reply to Vellinious
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