Originally Posted by JTHMfreak
So should I leave the bclk at 100 and only mess with the core multiplier? What should I set the voltage at, and which setting exactly? And what is the strap, tried reading up on it and was confused.
Originally Posted by kizwan
Intel target (max) voltage for Vcore is 1.4V. Since you don't know what voltage your OC need, just set them to the max. If I were you, I would set Vcore to 1.35V with LLC Medium/High. Leave bclk, strap to default value. This is enough to get your OC going. If it's stable I would lower Vcore by 1mv to 3mV until I find lowest Vcore for my OC. You also need to disabled CPU & PCIe Spread Spectrum when OC. In time you'll learn what other settings are for.
^^ IMO pretty good advice given your 'starting position'. Also, per earlier posts clear your BIOS (done already I think) and you can also use a 'hybrid' approach, that is set to XMP but than change the DRAM primary + secondary timings to '1866' (the max certified meme speed for Ivy-E), presuming that your memory can go a bit higher - the purpose of that is to eliminate another unknown variable, just for now, until you have a solid 'base setting' you can then overclock from once it's proven to be stable.
...also (and this does not necessarily relate to your situation) a lot of folks upgrading to a Ivy-E just plugged them into a system that was running a SB-E prior...but without completely clearing the BIOS - that is asking for some potential headaches, given the memory controller differences between the two is the major difference.