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, Kingston HyperX 120g SSD (W7 64-bit), 1TB Black 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, WD Black Caviar 1TB OS drive accelerated via RST by 60G Mushkin Enhanced Chronos, 320 WD Blue Caviar, unknown DVD drive, MSI GTX 560 Ti OC, PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer, old Antec Super Lanboy case, LG 22" monitor, Win 7 HP 64-bit