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I have read through the ultimate overclocking guide because I have never o'clocked an Intel chip. But I am still lost.

BTW I am coming from an 1100t at 4.2ghz.

I did some searches and couldn't figure out what I need to know.

I set the multi to 45. I upped the voltage to 1.325 then to 1.35. Now it is at 1.355.

Multi keeps changing. From like 16 to 45 or something. CPUZ says 1600mhz then 4500mhz etc. Can't you disable that? Like you can with AMD?

Keep it at a constant speed? Also when I ran Wprime before I pulled my mobo/1100t it did Wprime in 9.3 secs...the 2600k does it in 9.7 at 4.5ghz. Is that because of the more cores of the 1100t?

I am sure I have more questions but that will get me rolling.

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I have read through the ultimate overclocking guide because I have never o'clocked an Intel chip. But I am still lost.

BTW I am coming from an 1100t at 4.2ghz.

I did some searches and couldn't figure out what I need to know.

I set the multi to 45. I upped the voltage to 1.325 then to 1.35. Now it is at 1.355.

Multi keeps changing. From like 16 to 45 or something. CPUZ says 1600mhz then 4500mhz etc. Can't you disable that? Like you can with AMD?

Keep it at a constant speed? Also when I ran Wprime before I pulled my mobo/1100t it did Wprime in 9.3 secs...the 2600k does it in 9.7 at 4.5ghz. Is that because of the more cores of the 1100t?

I am sure I have more questions but that will get me rolling.

D
You want to disable "speedstep" in your bios. Also its a good idea to disable anything that say they will "save power." Some motherboards even have a maximum limit (in watts) that your CPU can pull that you can set in your bios. Maxing these numbers should give increased headroom. I've never used Wprime so I can't say what your problem is there but a 2600k should steamroll an 1100T.
    
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You want to disable "speedstep" in your bios. Also its a good idea to disable anything that say they will "save power." Some motherboards even have a maximum limit (in watts) that your CPU can pull that you can set in your bios. Maxing these numbers should give increased headroom. I've never used Wprime so I can't say what your problem is there but a 2600k should steamroll an 1100T.
You want to do the complete opposite lol

Leave speedstep and C1E on and the rest of the safety features, actually read this, it's my quick little guide:

The only things will that will require multiple changes are the vccio (VTT), PLL voltage and vcore, refer to this:

Set the whole thing to stock and start again. This time only change the RAM to XMP (STOCK) and run prime blend for a few mintues to see that your CPU is functioning properly.

Then comes the task of determining the voltage for the multiplier, but that comes after you find the correct LLC setting for your mobo. Don't worry about it bsoding, what you want to do is set the LLC to the one that is closet to what you set it to when the cpu is under load, so for example if you set 1.35v and under load it's 1.31v and that's level 3 then you may have to increase to around level 5. The objective is to keep the voltage under load as controllable as possible without it letting it spike. These LLC settings will be different amongst mobo's. For Asus the Ultra high (75%) LLV seems to work best.

Then it comes to that task of finding the actual voltage for the overclock, however before we get to that, I would advise you to reduce PLL voltage to 1.7v [B] (go to sandy stable club about PLL info). Then set the vcore manually to 1.25v, Leave C1E and Speedsteep enabled and run C3 and C6 on Auto if you can, if not leave them enabled. Also leave Spread spectrum enabled, if you find that it disrupts the bclk in cpu-z then just disable it. Ensure that the CPU PLL is at 1.7 to begin with and vccio (VTT) is on 1.125v.


Addition settings that you need to change from the get go, but won't need to be changed afterwards:


Quote:
For Asus Mobo's
Cpu Current Capability - 140%
Phase and Duty Control - Extreme
EPU Power saving - Disabled
VRM Frequency - Manual - 350
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For Asrock Mobo's
Turbo Boost Power - Manual
Short Duration - 250
Long Duration - 250
Core current Limit - 250

This should be a stepping stone to get your rig stable. With those settings you will eventually get to the point where you're stable.

Set the multi to 45 and the vcore to 1.25v and increase the vcore each time after you stress test, run a quick custom prime with these FFTs (1344 & 1792) like THIS and go back and change the vcore accordingly, bump it by one not big jumps and that goes for PLL and VCCIO (VTT) and VCORE!!!

Head over to the Sandy Stable Club for more info and tips


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You want to disable "speedstep" in your bios. Also its a good idea to disable anything that say they will "save power." Some motherboards even have a maximum limit (in watts) that your CPU can pull that you can set in your bios. Maxing these numbers should give increased headroom. I've never used Wprime so I can't say what your problem is there but a 2600k should steamroll an 1100T.
Ok, disabled that. Goin to try that. But no. The times are longer with the 2600k. I am sure in all gaming and stuff it will be faster. I was just curious about Wprime.

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Occasionally I will have a spike in certain core temps to 98. What is up with that??

BTW that is monitored with CoreTemp. Doesn't show that spike in temps with HWMonitor.

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Edited by Ihasfip - 8/20/11 at 11:18pm
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Ok, disabled that. Goin to try that. But no. The times are longer with the 2600k. I am sure in all gaming and stuff it will be faster. I was just curious about Wprime.

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You want to do the complete opposite lol
As munaim1 said.
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Is this what you are talking about?
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Yes. But it is taking like 9 secs for me. Even at 4500mhz. And I am following his guide. Playing with it now. I am on my other pc.

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Yes. But it is taking like 9 secs for me. Even at 4500mhz. And I am following his guide. Playing with it now. I am on my other pc.

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Make sure you click on advanced settings and set the amount of threads you want it to use, then and only then you will see that the 2600k is no joke Hopefully, anyways!

Edit: the temperature spike is probably a glitch, I dont think you should worry about it.
Edited by evilDSM - 8/20/11 at 11:36pm
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