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My bad!!

Yea set that to 250 as well!
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What does it do? It seems like an awfully big jump from 150 to 250. I googled it and couldn't find much info on it.
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It pretty much let's the processor have as much power as it wants and as the spec allows.

I'd like to be corrected if I'm wrong!
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I give up, I don't want to fool around with this stuff anymore. I selected the pre-defined settings for 4.4Ghz in the motherboard, should be stable now (I hope). I've concluded, after a bit a research, the Pro3 boards are OK, but not the best for overclocking in comparison to some higher end boards. I could get 4.5GHz stable (at least I'm 95% sure) and above if I left the turbo power limit at 255/255 and the vcore at 1.365. But my cooler just isn't quite good enough, I was seeing temps around 88C max during Prime95. I'd rather not butcher my new CPU and loose 100Mhz. I need this to last me awhile. smile.gif

Using the pre-defined overclock of 4.4GHz, during Prime95 Blend the CPU is running in the low 70's (69C-75C average).

I'll try again when I upgrade my cooler in the future. Like I said, I have no doubts I could get 4.5GHz stable without breaking 1.4v, but my CPU just runs too hot with this low/mid range cooler.

Thank you for your help, all of you. +rep to you guys even though I couldn't get this technically working...
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/3/11 at 1:12pm
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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83;14451440 
I give up, I don't want to fool around with this stuff anymore. I selected the pre-defined settings for 4.4Ghz in the motherboard, should be stable now (I hope). I've concluded, after a bit a research, these ASRock boards are OK, but not the best for overclocking. I could get 4.5GHz stable (at least I'm 95% sure) and above if I left the turbo power limit at 255/255 and the vcore at 1.365. But my cooler just isn't quite good enough, I was seeing temps around 88C max during Prime95. I'd rather not butcher my new CPU and loose 100Mhz.

Using the pre-defined overclock of 4.4GHz, during Prime95 Blend the CPU is running in the low 70's (69C-75C average).

No offense, before you knock any parts you should learn how to overclock the sandy bridge. I only joined because this thing was a trip and reacted different than many other CPU's I've owned and overclocked.. Also the extreme version of the asrock overclocks like a demon..

You also should upgrade your cooling before drawing conclusions. Also automatic overclock is pure fail. It just throws volts at it..
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That's exactly what I'm trying to do. Learn how to overclock.

Also, I was revising my post before I saw yours. I didn't mean to say all ASRock boards, just the lower end ones like the Pro3. It was a budget build, so I guess you could say I cheaped out a little on the motherboard, with it having only 1 PCIe slot, etc.

The Xigmatek Gaia is a great CPU cooler, but it's not the best for overclockers, clearly. It's on the small side and only has 3 heat pipes (counting 3 on each side of base). And this supposed HDT technology is overrated. It may help with heat transfer, but it sure makes applying thermal compound a pain! You have to fill in all the little gaps with TIM, as well as having to put lines of TIM in between heat pipes to get it to spread effectively. Next cooler I get will be non-HDT for sure.

What do you suggest I do? keep on with the fixed voltage? Or try the offset?

I have no idea why it was running so hot, I've resat the cooler 3 times already, and the temps look normal during idle, about 33C. It runs like a champ if you're going stock or low OC like 4-4.2Ghz. But anything past that I think is beyond what this cooler can handle (well).

Here's what I had:

multiplier: x45
vcore (fixed): 1.36v
Turbo power limit short/long: 255/255
VTT: 1.103v
core current limit: 200
spread spectrum: disabled
all C states: disabled
PLL overvoltage: disabled
BCLK: 100
Power saving mode: disabled
All other settings on auto.


Question though, what should "Package C State support" be? It gives me 4 options, Disabled, C2, C6, and Auto. It's on Auto by default.

86C on Prime95 blend is just, way too hot for my liking.

So overall, how do those settings look?
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I say you should work on loosing 10C or more off that 4.5Ghz first.

If you are using fixed voltage enable ALL the C-states. IF you are going to try offset, set the Package C state to C2 and disable C6 underneath that. Leave the rest on that page to auto.. Fixed voltage is good right now though. That way you can determine exactly what volts you need. You can always mess with offset later.
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I think I'm going to purchase an additional fan for my CPU cooler, that should help a bit. That way I can setup a push/pull config. Problem is, I'm having trouble finding a good fan that doesn't cost $20+. All the cheaper ones use sleeve bearings. headscratch.gif
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Originally Posted by CloudX;14453763 
I say you should work on loosing 10C or more off that 4.5Ghz first.

If you are using fixed voltage enable ALL the C-states. IF you are going to try offset, set the Package C state to C2 and disable C6 underneath that. Leave the rest on that page to auto.. Fixed voltage is good right now though. That way you can determine exactly what volts you need. You can always mess with offset later.

This.^

Overclocking is all about patience. Work your way up slowly from stock to get the best reults.


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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83;14454866 
I think I'm going to purchase an additional fan for my CPU cooler, that should help a bit. That way I can setup a push/pull config. Problem is, I'm having trouble finding a good fan that doesn't cost $20+. All the cheaper ones use sleeve bearings. headscratch.gif

Have you tried lowering those voltages? those are a little on the high side for 4.5ghz, the lowest 4.5ghz stable overclock I have seen is with 1.272v. I would try and see if I can get the voltage lower first before determining temps.

I say that because nothing will get your cpu hotter than stress testing and that is the whole point of it. your LOAD temps aint actually that high for stress testing, in everday usage or gaming it woudn't really go higher than 75c. Try lowering vcore first.
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Originally Posted by munaim1;14454981 
This.^

Overclocking is all about patience. Work your way up slowly from stock to get the best reults.





Have you tried lowering those voltages? those are a little on the high side for 4.5ghz, the lowest 4.5ghz stable overclock I have seen is with 1.272v. I would try and see if I can get the voltage lower first before determining temps.

I say that because nothing will get your cpu hotter than stress testing and that is the whole point of it. your LOAD temps aint actually that high for stress testing, in everday usage or gaming it woudn't really go higher than 75c. Try lowering vcore first.


Well I just finished a 1 hour and 3 minute Blend session with my vcore at 1.35v (a little less due to vdroop, more like 1.344) and I got the same error I've been getting "FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4" competitivesmiley.png

So now what? increase vcore some more? If I back off even more from what it was, there is no way-jose I'm going to get stable.

Also @ what you said about working your way up, so then I assume all the settings like Turbo boost power limit and core current limit I can leave the same all the way through?

If you didn't see above, here's what I have now:

Turbo boost power limit long: 255
Turbo boost power limit short: 255
Core current limit: 250




*EDIT* I don't think I've told anyone this yet, I actually OC'd to 4.5GHz 2 weeks ago. It was a 1.328v with core current limit at the default 150, and the turbo boost power limit short/long at 180/140.

Yes... yes... I'm guilty. I only ran Prime95 for about an hour (no errors...) and got too impatient. Here's the funny part, it ran for 2 weeks solid gaming, Photoshop, HD video editing, internet, etc. 0 BSOD's. Then like 4 days ago I got a BSOD with the 0x124 error. Now, from what I've read, that is a generic hardware error, it doesn't necessarily mean it's the OC, right?

Well I'm using a borrowed semi-broken 5770 just as a temporary card until I got my new one, it gives snow and heavy artifacts during game play but I knew that beforehand. From what I can recall the first 2 BSOD's happened a day apart, both times during gameplay when I was trying to run a flaky hack/hacked Starcraft (1) with a mounted ISO, the hack was to make the game run in widescreen..

So, could this be after all, a problem with the graphics card? I ordered a new GTX 560 Ti and it should be coming soon. I saved that OC as one of the presets, should I just revert back to that, run with the new graphics card and see how it plays out?

Granted, yes, I think after I did run Prime95 with those clock settings I got that same rounding 0.5 error, but no BSOD.... What do you think?

People say that you get that rounding error when the system isn't quite 100% stable, but you're close just add a little more vcore. Well yes, some other settings are different now, but here I am at 1.35v and still getting rounding errors in Blend.
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