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So...I got my SB build yesterday. Well, the last part of it anyway. What happened was, I have had the CPU and RAM for about 2 weeks now...and the motherboard was backordered. Most painful 2 weeks of my life (....or at least since the same thing happened when i ordered my 1090T and CHIV).

ANYWAYS...besides the point.

I got it, set it up, installed windows, and started overclocking. I changed it to "all cores", set each core to a 46 multi for 4.6GHz, put the voltage up to 1.4, turned off speedstep, put vDroop to low (25%), and it's been priming for about 22 hours now, on small FFTs.

The highest temp it's gotten to is:
CORE 1: 65c
CORE 2: 70c
CORE 3: 74c
CORE 4: 72c

Now, it seems to be at a sweet spot now of:
CORE 1: 60-61c
CORE 2: 64-65c
CORE 3: 67-69c
CORE 4: 68-69c

It hasn't gone over those numbers since last nights.

Now, the first thing I'm going to assume is, the OC is most likely stable at this point. I think I would even get lower temps if I put my Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000RPM fans on my NH-D14 as well...

However, my dilemma is, I don't think I'm doing it right. I've tried looking for SB overclocking guides on the Maximus IV Extreme, or at least an ASUS board...no luck. Plus, I basically followed this video for OCing (minus the 1.5vcore part, and changed the vDroop and multi):


Basically...What are the basic steps for Overclocking the 2600k? Am I missing something?

P.S. CoD black ops (the least optimized game ever) ran at 53 FPS average on my 1090T....its absolutely buttery smooth on the 2600k....AND THAT was BEFORE the overclock, w/ the same videocards.
Edited by Paladin Goo - 6/3/11 at 12:18am
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i highly recommend running 20 runs of intel burn test at very high memory settings. it only takes 30 minute max to find instabilities.
btw 1.4v is kinda high for 4.6 GHz. if u only game, turn HT off. you'll get lower temps and higher frequency at same volt.
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i highly recommend running 20 runs of intel burn test at very high memory settings. it only takes 30 minute max to find instabilities.
btw 1.4v is kinda high for 4.6 GHz. if u only game, turn HT off. you'll get lower temps and higher frequency at same volt.
I was just about to try the burn test. Oh...and HT stays That's the entire reason I bought an 2600k Useful for my production.
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Speaking from experience, 1.4v is too high for 4.6ghz why not try lower vcore?
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Speaking from experience, 1.4v is too high for 4.6ghz why not try lower vcore?
I know its too high, I'm just seeing how far I can get on 1.4v. The vDroop on this motherboard lowers the voltage when the CPU is stressed. When I was priming at 4.6Ghz, the vcore was down to 1.32 or so.
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Is there any way to stop the vdroop from undervolting the CPU? I mean....I put the vcore to 1.37, but when priming (or intel burning, which passes all 20 passes at maximum), the vcore drops to about 1.31....isn't there a way to just set it at 1.31 and not have it change?
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