Hello, @polas .
Will the CPU vcore reach 1.4v on idle in the default BIOS?
If the CPU voltage is still too high despite continuous frequency adjustment and it involves possible hardware problems, it is recommended that you cross-test the motherboard and other components or send it for repair.
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Try using another Mikrocode, it*s in BIOS under Tweakers Paradies and under Undervolt Protection.
This takes heat away from CPU. I have even bought a 360 Aio and coudn't handle the heat with "current Mikrocode" for my i7 13700k. Its rediclious. But with that Microcode i hit max 80°C in Cinebench. Bevore it was 100 even with 360mm Alphacool AIO and contact frame.
Take the other one. It is called 0x104.
Trust me, that will "Kind off" solve the problem.
I bougth that Board without knowing that you cant overclock and undervolt.
Now i have a i7 13700k which is not overclockable with the best 760 Board you can buy.. Only Z motherboards support this.
Might have to return it to Amazon.
Your Aio must be very capable of handling the i5.
Try what i suggested with the other reply if you haven't returned it yet.
Also try this for undervolt:
I also found a way to undervolt with this motherboard/Bios version using this method:
1. Tweaker Paradise: Set Microcode to 0x104!
2. In Ai Tweaker, leave "Actual VRM Core Voltage" on Auto.
3. Set Global Core SVID Voltage to OFFSET, choose minus (-) and start with 0.1
3. Set Cache SVID Voltage also to OFFSET, then minus (-) and start with 0.1
After trying the last two BIOS versions, it's still not functioning correctly. Additionally, during prolonged computations (such as with Handbrake), there's a significant performance drop because the processor has to reduce its frequency. I've experimented with numerous possible settings, but nothing seems to have an effect. Using Microcode 0x104 helps lower the voltage and thus the temperature, although better results are obtained with BIOS 2012. Since purchasing this motherboard, I've spent around 10 hours trying to solve the issue – all in vain. Nonetheless, I'm taking the time to respond here. However, if ASUS truly wants to know my settings, they should implement a feature in their BIOS that allows users to easily send them their settings. Here are some screenshots: I haven't included any screenshots of Intel XUT, but ALL the BIOS versions after 2012 fail stability tests without reaching thermal limits.
Truly disappointing, especially considering the significantly higher price...
Noctua NH-D14; Intel i5 13700k; ASUS B660 F gaming
I am also facing similar issues for quite some time, and have gone through several different tests and changes to see if I could fix it, so far with no real progress.
- Motherboard: Asus Strix B660-A
- Processor: Intel i7 13700k
- AIO: MSI Coreliquid Mag 280R, top mounted
- BIOS: newest version 2611, old microcode
In Bios I have done the suggested changes of turning off MCE and undervolting (using guides like https://www.reddit.com/r/intel/comments/11vetv2/undervolt_intel_13700k_on_asus_rog_b660a/), currently sitting at -0.125v
Have tried remounting the AIO a few times, even bought the Thermaltake contact plate without any real gains.
Even running old games like GTA: Online I have noticed sitting at 80-90c most of the time, and during my recent session I was sitting at 100c throughout. Same thing appears in most games that require something.
I am considering buying another CPU cooler in order to eliminate that being the possible issue here, but seeing as so many other people are facing these issues also I am quite certain that is not the cause. Besides that I am unsure if there is much else that can be done on the hardware side of things, besides switching to another brand of motherboards.
Will post back here in case I find anything that would yield better results!