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post #11 of 28
If it won't boot with a 43x multiplier then enable PLL Overvoltage - yours is currently set to Auto. Give it a try dude and let us know how you get on.
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OK, so now i've tried OC'ing to 4.5GHz. First attempt all i did was push the multiplier to x45, manual Vcore set at 1.325v. Opened up Prime95 and had a BSOD within 1 minute lol. Second attempt, I set everything else to auto and ONLY changed multiplier. I am currently running Prime95 (15 minutes now) with no problems. Hoping it stays that way for another hour or so *fingers crossed*

CPU-z and HWmonitor showing my Vcore is about 1.30v and max temperatures around 60 celsius.
post #13 of 28
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So I tried enabling PLL over voltage with no luck it actually kept me from even booting windows at 4.3ghz. I also tried disabling all of the power saving features and tried enabling PLL. I feel like at this point some random BIOS enabling isn't going to add .2 or more ghz at a normal voltage. At this point I feel pretty confident that I have a terrible CPU. The only problem is my local Microcenter has a only return processor if defective rule. Now in my eyes this processor is defective because i can't even take advantage of its unlock ability, I pretty much might as well have an unlocked i5-2500 for cheaper. But in their eyes it runs at default settings so it is technically fine. I feel I should be able to exchange this product but I am afraid I won't beable too. Any advice?

*P.s* I am way to poor to buy a new i5 at micro center during this say sale while waiting to sell this one though other means like ebay or craigs list.
post #14 of 28
Just pump the VTT to 1.1V, no need to disable C1E C3/C6
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Update the bios? I had small isues if i rember corectly before updating mine
Might help might not
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put ur load line to 6-7 i found it ran best with my motherboard also 1.35v for 4.3ghz seems very high :S
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post #17 of 28
Use turbo, and all cores (set all cores) for gigabyte boards.

At least that was true with my UD4.
    
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put ur load line to 6-7 i found it ran best with my motherboard also 1.35v for 4.3ghz seems very high :S
Hmm that worries me. I'm at 4.5GHz and on full load CPU-z and HWmonitor are telling me that my vcore is ~1.29v. Now if that's true, I'm happy. BUT, in CoreTemp it's showing my VID goes up to 1.378v, and I'm hoping CoreTemp is wrong or I'll have to go back to more tweaking. Also, is vcore = VID ?
post #19 of 28
I had that board and took it back for my sig rig board. Only a 7 phase board, and it seemed really buggy. Also the fact that it just kept restarting itself and would not post was my final straw. I only had it for about a day and a half. I could not get anything over 4.5ghz stable on it and that was at 1.375v. Now i get 4.5 at 1.28v and 5000mhz at 1.45v with this Asus board. Not saying that board cannot work, but I had not much luck. And this board I have now has been flawless and great.
post #20 of 28
You could change core power limit and core current. I set both to 200. It is only going to draw as much as it needs, so it is not like you are pumping 200watts to it, just sets the auto shutdown bar from "drawing too much" a little higher. Give it a go and see how it does.
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