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post #3461 of 9460
Hi Everyone, this is my first post here. I want to start by thanking kennyparker1337 for the great guide on page one.
This is my first attempt at overclocking a Ivy Bridge. My last CPU was an AMD 965BE, and I got a modest overclock out of it - I also had a Q6600 @ 3.0GHz pretty easy for a while. Your guide made a lot of the settings that seemed a little overwhelming at first easy to understand.

I hit some frustration over the weekend when I started trying to overclock this new rig. It seems the stability problems I was seeing was due to me having my RAM set at the XMP settings of DDR3-1866 @ 1.65V. I dropped down to DDR3-1600 @ 1.5V w/ 9-9-9-24 timings, and it seems better. Before I kept upping CPU voltage, generating more heat but still failing Prime95 using your custom test after about 30 mins. I've been going on for about 2 hours now with no failures.

I'm running a 3570K @ 4.4GHz with a +0.05V offest/0.027+ turbo now. CPU-Z is reporting 1.184V right now under Prime load. My cooler is a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO. My highest load temp now has been 85C. I'm debating if I should get back into the 1.2-1.25V neighborhood and try for 4.5GHz, or is that just being greedy, and/or are my temps already a little too warm to attempt that?
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Hi Everyone, this is my first post here. I want to start by thanking kennyparker1337 for the great guide on page one.
This is my first attempt at overclocking a Ivy Bridge. My last CPU was an AMD 965BE, and I got a modest overclock out of it - I also had a Q6600 @ 3.0GHz pretty easy for a while. You guide made a lot of the settings that seemed a little overwhelming at first easy to understand.

I hit some frustration over the weekend when I started trying to overclock this new rig. It seems the stability problems I was seeing was due to me having my RAM set at the XMP settings of DDR3-1866 @ 1.65V. I dropped down to DDR3-1600 @ 1.5V w/ 9-9-9-24 timings, and it seems better. Before I kept upping CPU voltage, generating more heat but still failing Prime95 using your custom test after about 30 mins. I've been going on for about 2 hours now with no failures.

I'm running a 3570K @ 4.4GHz with a +0.05V offest/0.027+ turbo now. CPU-Z is reporting 1.184V right now under Prime load. My cooler is a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO. My highest load temp now has been 85C. I'm debating if I should get back into the 1.2-1.25V neighborhood and try for 4.5GHz, or is that just being greedy, and/or are my temps already a little too warm to attempt that?

1st off, welcome to OCN thumb.gif

4.4ghz with 1.18v is pretty damn nice, and Ivy Bridge is a hot chip so the temps aren't bad. You could try to go into 1.23v area and try to hit 4.5 but I'm not so sure if the 212 can handle it. Under Prime95 I like to stay under 90c. Once you get the CPU OC out of the way start working on the ram again thumb.gif
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I hit some frustration over the weekend when I started trying to overclock this new rig. It seems the stability problems I was seeing was due to me having my RAM set at the XMP settings of DDR3-1866 @ 1.65V. I dropped down to DDR3-1600 @ 1.5V w/ 9-9-9-24 timings, and it seems better. Before I kept upping CPU voltage, generating more heat but still failing Prime95 using your custom test after about 30 mins. I've been going on for about 2 hours now with no failures.

Have you ran Memtest yet?
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@Zeek - thanks. I think I'm gonna just sit on 4.4 for now - I tinkered so much this weekend, I didn't even enjoy the system - besides, an extra 100MHz won't do much for performance anyway :-)

@Lucky23 - Memtest actually passes a full run @ 1866, but prime will fail with the custom test about 30mins in, or sometimes right off the bat if I select "Blend", even at stock CPU speeds/voltages. I'm wondering if it's because of running 1.65V w/ all 4 slots full? I can actually *use* the computer all day long, game, surf, run Virtual Machines, Visual Studio, ect w/o crashes at 1866...it just bugs me that Prime fails it.
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Only thing you can do is lower your multi since it doesnt seem to run stable w/ a lower vcore at 4.5ghz . Another thing would be a different cooler maybe an Corsair H100i if it fits in your case. Last thing which might be a little bit more advanced is to de-lid the cpu.
As for the C-states you want C1e enabled but have C3, C6, and c-state support disabled

alright been running for 8+ hours now.
once again its,
multi 45, offset +0.015v, turbo +0.059v, LLC Level 3, C3, C6, and c-state support disabled.



look okay?
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alright been running for 8+ hours now.
once again its,
multi 45, offset +0.015v, turbo +0.059v, LLC Level 3, C3, C6, and c-state support disabled.



look okay?

Id say your good to go, then again, my prime crashed after 11 hours.
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All I do is game. I run 20 passes of IBT with maximum memory, then I just let p95 run with max mem for 2ish hours. If it passes then I call it stable. Since I don't really do CPU heavy stuff I call 2 hours stable for gaming.

Just my 2cents.gif
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alright been running for 8+ hours now.
once again its,
multi 45, offset +0.015v, turbo +0.059v, LLC Level 3, C3, C6, and c-state support disabled.



look okay?

Looks good thumb.gif
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@Lucky23 - Memtest actually passes a full run @ 1866, but prime will fail with the custom test about 30mins in, or sometimes right off the bat if I select "Blend", even at stock CPU speeds/voltages. I'm wondering if it's because of running 1.65V w/ all 4 slots full? I can actually *use* the computer all day long, game, surf, run Virtual Machines, Visual Studio, ect w/o crashes at 1866...it just bugs me that Prime fails it.

What ram is it? Link?

Not sure maybe more VTT? Anyone else have issues when having 4 slots full?

Can you fill out your system specs in your sig if you get a chance.
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