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post #2421 of 9531
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What graphics cards are you using with the cold-boot problem?

Currently running an old BFG 8800GTS, after blowing mine overclocking =(
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This is an awesome guide!
I just got my 2500k running @ 4.5GHz with Turbo boost set to +0.004v.
Temps hardly go over 80c, while running prime 95.

Is there any point in increasing the clocks more? like to 4.6-4.8? Would it give a significant performance in gaming...?

e. Does it matter ALOT on which CPU LLC level i took? (Level 2 or 3), I didn't really know which one to take.. biggrin.gif So i just took level 2.
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On these Ivy Bridge CPUs, the stock voltage at a certain multiplier is already determined by Intel depending on the chip?

There is a default voltage preset from Intel if you run everything on auto, however when you start changing things manually like the CPU Voltage Offset it will drop the voltage.

If your CPU LLC is at Level 1 or 2, it won't matter if you drop the CPU Voltage by -0.05V as the LLC is going to try to compensate for a VDroop, this is why I said to drop to Level 4. Level 4 gives you the least amount of VDroop compensation and you can run like I do at Level 5 that gives you no VDroop compensation. That means the motherboard isn't going to use an algorithm to try and predict what VDroop you will have and automatically raise your voltage during load. I would recommend almost turning to Level 5 first before dropped your voltages to see if you are stable with no LLC first. If so then begin to drop your CPU Voltage and see how low you can go. I got to -0.030V and stopped there because I haven't had time to check and lower yet for my 4.2ghz OC. You can see in my sig what voltage I am at during IBT full loading.
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1.32v for 4.9ghz

Yeah - pretty typical, once over the chips sweetspot, and they are all different, the gain in frequency diminishes per mV. You can get the OC to work sure, but basically the chip is outside its individual best performance envelope. The Hz/mV curve gets non-linear.
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Currently running an old BFG 8800GTS, after blowing mine overclocking =(

Well, that ain't it... Idk.
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So guys I reapplied my thermal paste, this time opting for Arctic Silver 5 instead of Noctua's own and my temps do seem to be a little better although it may just be because my room is cold this morning.

Since I'm still pretty new to overclocking on an Ivy Bridge and Z77 I still have a few questions.

I currently have my LLC to Level 3, my Turbo Voltage to +0.04 and my Offset voltage to +0.035.

My multiplier is set to 45 and my vcore on load is 1.304.

My room is still chilly this morning (13C/56F) and my temps on full load are going up to 83C (181F). Which way do I want to change my settings now? I would really love to have a 45 multiplier overclock but at the same time I figure I should try to always stay below 85C on full load. Is this temperature limit correct to play it safe? What do I need to play with to try and keep a 45x overclock?

Thank you for any advice you can provide. I really appreciate it.
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So guys I reapplied my thermal paste, this time opting for Arctic Silver 5 instead of Noctua's own and my temps do seem to be a little better although it may just be because my room is cold this morning.
Since I'm still pretty new to overclocking on an Ivy Bridge and Z77 I still have a few questions.
I currently have my LLC to Level 3, my Turbo Voltage to +0.04 and my Offset voltage to +0.035.
My multiplier is set to 45 and my vcore on load is 1.304.
My room is still chilly this morning (13C/56F) and my temps on full load are going up to 83C (181F). Which way do I want to change my settings now? I would really love to have a 45 multiplier overclock but at the same time I figure I should try to always stay below 85C on full load. Is this temperature limit correct to play it safe? What do I need to play with to try and keep a 45x overclock?
Thank you for any advice you can provide. I really appreciate it.

Those temperatures do seem high (compared to my own 2500K), especially considering you have the huge Noctua NH-D14 and a well ventilated Cooler Master HAF X. In fact my temperatures are similar when at 5100MHz, but i have a small ITX form factor, with a small Noctua NH-U9B SE2 with just one small 92mm after market fan. I know that is of little help to you other than confirming what you suspect that the temperature is higher than expected. Are you sure the heat sink is getting seated right? Its my only thought.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GasMan320 View Post

So guys I reapplied my thermal paste, this time opting for Arctic Silver 5 instead of Noctua's own and my temps do seem to be a little better although it may just be because my room is cold this morning.
Since I'm still pretty new to overclocking on an Ivy Bridge and Z77 I still have a few questions.
I currently have my LLC to Level 3, my Turbo Voltage to +0.04 and my Offset voltage to +0.035.
My multiplier is set to 45 and my vcore on load is 1.304.
My room is still chilly this morning (13C/56F) and my temps on full load are going up to 83C (181F). Which way do I want to change my settings now? I would really love to have a 45 multiplier overclock but at the same time I figure I should try to always stay below 85C on full load. Is this temperature limit correct to play it safe? What do I need to play with to try and keep a 45x overclock?
Thank you for any advice you can provide. I really appreciate it.

Those temperatures do seem high (compared to my own 2500K), especially considering you have the huge Noctua NH-D14 and a well ventilated Cooler Master HAF X. In fact my temperatures are similar when at 5100MHz, but i have a small ITX form factor, with a small Noctua NH-U9B SE2 with just one small 92mm after market fan. I know that is of little help to you other than confirming what you suspect that the temperature is higher than expected. Are you sure the heat sink is getting seated right? Its my only thought.

Actually I'm testing my other system in my signature, the one labeled 2013 Rig, but thank you for your input!
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AS-5 is an ok TIM, but you can do better with PK-1, or indigo, or other TIMs. See:

http://skinneelabs.com/thermal-paste/2011-2012-thermal-paste-review/
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So guys I reapplied my thermal paste, this time opting for Arctic Silver 5 instead of Noctua's own and my temps do seem to be a little better although it may just be because my room is cold this morning.
Since I'm still pretty new to overclocking on an Ivy Bridge and Z77 I still have a few questions.
I currently have my LLC to Level 3, my Turbo Voltage to +0.04 and my Offset voltage to +0.035.
My multiplier is set to 45 and my vcore on load is 1.304.
My room is still chilly this morning (13C/56F) and my temps on full load are going up to 83C (181F). Which way do I want to change my settings now? I would really love to have a 45 multiplier overclock but at the same time I figure I should try to always stay below 85C on full load. Is this temperature limit correct to play it safe? What do I need to play with to try and keep a 45x overclock?
Thank you for any advice you can provide. I really appreciate it.

Try dropping your offset and focusing more on turbo.

What is your idle voltage in CPU-z? Decreasing you offset will also decrease your idle voltage also.
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Cooler Master Eisberg 240L + 120mm Rad Koolance 3/8 x 1/2 Compression Fittings PrimoChill Advanced LRT Windows 7  
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Ubuntu 12.04 ASUS 24" Cooler Master Quickfire TK  Cooler Master V1000 
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Cooler Master HAF 932 Black Edition Cooler Master Havoc 
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i5-3210M  Intel HD Graphics 4000 Gskill 16GB 1600mhz  Crucial MX200 256GB 
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Seagate 320GB Ubuntu 16.04 Windows 10 1600x900 
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