Re: what causes a system to keep power cycling?
I wasn't having recycling per se with my ds3, though it happened, but I was having trouble re-booting such that any bios changes would not really stick unless I shut my system down completely for like 5 minutes, even turning off my psu. This was becoming annoying.
But then to push my speed up a bit, I upped my vcore from 1.375 to 1.45 and the bios issues have completely vanished. Now it re-boots just fine and any bios changes stick. So it's almost as though I was undervolting my system. Interesting noteworth is that, despite running at 1.45 in my bios, cpu-z reports my vcore at just under 1.41. So I do sort of wonder if my board is undervolting a bit.
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P, Core i7-860 Lynnfield at 3.6GHz, ZALMAN CNPS10X QUIET 120mmCPU HSF, CORSAIR Vengeance (2 x 4GB) DDR3 at 1640, PowerColor HD5870, Earthworks 650W PSU, Samsung 840 EVO 120g SSD (W10 Pro 64-bit), 320G Blue Caviar storage, LiteOn DVD burner, Antec 902 case [B]
ASRock Z68 Extreme3, i5 2500K OCed at 4.5GHz, CM 212 Hyper Plus, G. Skill Ripjaws 4G X 2 2133 Ram, Samsung 840 EVO 250G, 3Tb Seagate HDD, unknown DVD drive, XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870, PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer, Fractal Define R4 Case, LG 27" AOC IPS monitor, Win 10 Home 64-bit