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Old 04-28-2022, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

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A couple of questions regarding the newer high horsepower I9-12900K builds.
Do you bother over clocking your computers ?
Do you do custom over clocks and push hard or just use the built in XMP memory profile boosts? Maybe no O.C. at all.

With Windows 11 do you still do the same computer optimization procedures
that Avid always recommended? With the very fast M.2 pcie 4 or 5 drives
available now and the newer heavy duty motherboard construction is there still potential for the clicks, pops and noise issues?
I can see turning off the power schemes, hibernate and all that just wondering what you still fine tune.


Thanks for your info. I do appreciate the input that you share here it sure makes the decision process easier.
Memory - makes no sense *not* to use XMP.
CPU - I have dabbled with OC and I'm probably sticking with my current 300Mhz all core OC (so x52 P-cores and x4 E-cores on High/Ultimate Performance / when PT is running). I have an undervolt curve which has been refined (some instability on low clocks / when PT is not running but I think I found the settings now).

Note, I do get some thermal throttling (Noctua air cooling) with 100% all core load, but that only happens in synthtetic benchmarks and in very "wide" session offline bounces, not a problem. I don't really need the OC, but in some of my small track count/high processing 96k sessions the offline bounce is still very much single-core bound, wanted to shave some time off of that.

Other tuning and the Avid guide - I just switched scheduling to background processes and that's pretty much it (as well as the common sense ones like drivers). Hibernate is on (not used though, I could turn it off I gues), C-States are on, Hyperthreading is on. Pro Tools turns High Performance power on automatically btw. Note - as far as latency etc issues, I'm on HDX so maybe slightly less sensitive to some of them.

Hope this helps.
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:31 AM
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Default Re: i7 Builds - Specs and Results

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A couple of questions regarding the newer high horsepower I9-12900K builds.
Do you bother over clocking your computers ?
Do you do custom over clocks and push hard or just use the built in XMP memory profile boosts? Maybe no O.C. at all...
Memory XMP for sure. For my i9-11900K build, I set all cores to a constant clock. I'm not going for a speed bump at all (these chips are plenty fast already), but rather to avoid any CPU throttling. For me, Pro tools runs stable with all-cores at a constant 5.1. The ONLY time this build runs hot is during a long video render i.e. all-cores firing at 100% for a long time. The other day I did a hour+ video render, so I temporarily dropped it down a bit for that.
Here's an interesting read:
https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/...verclock-guide
Here's Gigabyte's official guide re: clock i9-12900K on their Z690 boards:
https://www.gigabyte.com/FileUpload/...0-OC-GUIDE.pdf
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