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So i just purchased a Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 motherboard and a i7 2600 (not the 2600k, if there's a difference?) and I'm trying to over clock it a bit but the CPU Level Up is greyed out in my BIOS, any idea on how to enable it? Or if I can't enable it, how can I go about overclocking without using that option?

The K means that the multiplier is unlocked. You can't overclock more than a few MHz by changing the base clock (not advised as it makes things unstable).

Sorry.
     
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Well, I'll soon be a full-fledged member of this club instead of just a lurker. biggrin.gif

After months of research, I snagged an i7 2600K at Microcenter this weekend for $229...and have been dying to have something to put it in...so the Gene-Z is on the way...along with the rest of the system.

I do this every time...thinking that I will build a budget system...but at the end of the day, I blow that budget pretty hard. Yeah, I went from saying that I will use existing hard drives to buying a Corsair Performance Pro 256 GB SSD for boot and apps...and swearing that I would stick with a single 560ti to getting a 570 instead. I just can't resist. smile.gif

Looking forward to joining the club. My current build has served me well, but it's been over four years and it is time. I'll post pics when I get it up and running...and a tad OC-ed.

BTW, the case is the FD Arc Mini.

Thanks for all of the help.

cheers,
Scuba
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So i just purchased a Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 motherboard and a i7 2600 (not the 2600k, if there's a difference?) and I'm trying to over clock it a bit but the CPU Level Up is greyed out in my BIOS, any idea on how to enable it? Or if I can't enable it, how can I go about overclocking without using that option?

As they have said there is no easy way to overclock this processor like the ks , but they can be overclocked unless things have changed drastically. I believe there is a group here for non k overclockers but I am not sure of their results. I would guess though that you can get at least a small overclock but expect much more difficulty. I have overclocked 4 different platforms and this is the first chip I have ever worked with that was unlocked. You will have to overclock with the blck frequency and the reason this is so much more difficult is lots of other components are effected by the blck frequency or boot strap. Get to high and hard drives quit working ram quits working ect. Using multiplier means we dont have to worry about any of that (*god I love it). You might consider returning it and getting a K if you are new to overclocking its a cakewalk
    
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with this mobo do you think 2 6950s 1gb would be faster than say a 2 gig 6970 cant decide if i want to try crossfire or not any advice ?
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with this mobo do you think 2 6950s 1gb would be faster than say a 2 gig 6970 cant decide if i want to try crossfire or not any advice ?



If you're getting a "top-shelf" 2 gig 6970 , then i'd say it's a waste of space and money to go X-fire
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this is the card for the 6970
HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Model #:H697QT2G2M

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161382
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this is the card for the 6970
HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Model #:H697QT2G2M


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161382
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Hi guys iam new member here and i just buy asus maximus genz gen3 modo and i5-2600k and i overclock with the auto tuning; now iam at 4.55 ghz volt core at 1.304v but i really dont know anything about volt and els. I upgrade from e-8500 dual 3.16, dint overclock that before, i see i buy a grat motherboard, wowww !
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lol, i mean i5-2500k, i do prime 95 test and all looks like stable since 2 hour
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We actually need MORE INFO to help advise you best ...
 

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with this mobo do you think 2 6950s 1gb would be faster than say a 2 gig 6970 cant decide if i want to try crossfire or not any advice ?
Originally Posted by jason8888 View Post

this is the card for the 6970
HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Model #:H697QT2G2M     http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161382


Like ... I assume this means you already HAVE at least one HD-6950 1 GB card ? and were asking if getting another for X-Fire would be better or upgrading to the HIS HD-6970 would be better ?

Obviously just another 1 GB HD-6950 would be CHEAPER ... but if you don't have a GPU right now, I wouldn't get a 1 GB card ... get the 2 GB 6950 cards, and TWO 2 GB 6950's would cost more than one HD-6970, then again can your PSU handle X-Fire ? or do you need to upgrade that in the process ? WE don't know any of your RIG specs ! thinking.gif

 

Obviously X-Fired 6950's will be " FASTER " in a FPS sense than a single HD-6970 ... but of course then you are MAXED out, while if you went 6970 you could X-fire a second 6970 in the future.

 

Also what resolution / monitors are you using / playing at ? that can impact things ... as 2GB would be better for EyeFinity and/or Larger Resolutions.

 

Lastly, that HIS isn't that bad, and I guess it's on sale, so it's a GOOD DEAL ... but personally IF I was getting an HD-6970 I'd get one of these three cards ;

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127581 - MSI 6970 Lightning

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102957 - SAPPhIRE 6970 Dual Fan/Dual Bios

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102956 - SAPPhIRE 6970 FleX BattleField3 Game Edition

 


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