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post #5031 of 9531
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Can someone please help? I just installed an ASRock Z68Pro3 M board with my i5 2500k CPU, and I am unable to overclock it, as the multiplier will not go past 37. Even when I set it to 37, it ignores me. AXTU utility slider stops at 37 as well. I have done a UEFI update but nothing has changed. Also a CMOS reset, to no help.

I have encountered this problem in other threads on the internet, but people fixed it with UEFI update, or they just RMA'd it. I can't do the latter, as IT is a user board and has no warranty. Please give me some help.

Try overclocking in bios instead of using that AXTU program
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I am having some troubles even reaching 4.4GHz with my sig rig, any tips?

I first tried setting the turbo voltage to .004 and offset voltage to .005 which got me to 4.3GHz. Then I tried 4.4GHz and got BSODs and lockups/reboots. I upped the turbo voltage to .008 and offset to .01, but it did not help. I then backed the turbo back to .004 and tried a fixed voltage of 1.3v which should be overkill for 4.4GHz, but it just isn't stable in prime.

Also, when I had my voltage set to fixed 1.3, I never saw above 1.28 in HWMonitor and CPUid. I currently have it set to fixed 1.325, and both monitors read 1.304. Is this normal?

Currently 1.325v and 4.4GHz seems stable, only 10 minutes into Prime95 though. So far, this has been the most stable settings, my chip must really like the V!

Batch#3235D924

I know I did not get the best stepping, but my chip seems like an O/C dud. I can never get a good chip to O/C with my setup!

Can you post screenshots of your bios so we can look them over? Format a Flashdrive in FAT32, reboot into bios, then hit F12
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At fixed vcore 1.465 with LLC on turbo, do you think i will be degrading my chip fast? i rise to 1.476 under really heavy load
running 4.7ghz, i am not satisfied with 1.38vcore for 4.5 frown.gif
( this is for a 24/7 oc, watercooled, i just am curious if running 4.5 1.38 is going to have same result as 4.7 1.46 constant)

only difficulties i have is setting lower LLC and having higher vcore which gives a droop under load or setting high LLC and having lower vcore which causes a spike under heavy load

Unless you have a reason to run fixed vcore, i would switch it to offset w/ C1e and speedstep enabled for 24/7.
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Unless you have a reason to run fixed vcore, i would switch it to offset w/ C1e and speedstep enabled for 24/7.

Thanks mate, but i have a reason to run fixed vcore smile.gif Which is why im looking for more advice!
  
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Thanks mate, but i have a reason to run fixed vcore smile.gif Which is why im looking for more advice!

Well 1.38v is pretty high for 4.5ghz, most get theirs stable around 1.3-1.32v. Have you tried bring down the vcore? Im assuming this is for the 2600k
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Sorry Jpm for not getting back to you but I'm having some issues with my 670 which I need to fix.. I will try to get some results soon!
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Well 1.38v is pretty high for 4.5ghz, most get theirs stable around 1.3-1.32v. Have you tried bring down the vcore? Im assuming this is for the 2600k
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Well 1.38v is pretty high for 4.5ghz, most get theirs stable around 1.3-1.32v. Have you tried bring down the vcore? Im assuming this is for the 2600k

Yes but since chips aren't made the same, that is not factual information, for my chip it's not high, it's simply the voltage required for my OC
1.38v is the vcore after bringing down to the lowest stable possible

http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet
As you can see plenty of peoples 2600k require more volts than I do, while I can't vouch their OC settings, it's just the fact of the silicon lottery with different chips of different batches

Sure I wish I could run on a lower vcore, 4.4ghz requires 1.296 for me, but 4.5 is the big jump, and I can get to 4.7 with 1.46v, I just have a lazy chip smile.gif requires too much power to run high

if you used any other guides than the one in that thread i linked please let me know, all experiences and facts will help my research out
  
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Yes but since chips aren't made the same, that is not factual information, for my chip it's not high, it's simply the voltage required for my OC
1.38v is the vcore after bringing down to the lowest stable possible

http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet
As you can see plenty of peoples 2600k require more volts than I do, while I can't vouch their OC settings, it's just the fact of the silicon lottery with different chips of different batches

Sure I wish I could run on a lower vcore, 4.4ghz requires 1.296 for me, but 4.5 is the big jump, and I can get to 4.7 with 1.46v, I just have a lazy chip smile.gif requires too much power to run high

if you used any other guides than the one in that thread i linked please let me know, all experiences and facts will help my research out

Since its not stable at a lower vcore then your kind of stuck. The only thing you could to to help prevent degradation (if any occurs) would be using offset instead of fixed.
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Since its not stable at a lower vcore then your kind of stuck. The only thing you could to to help prevent degradation (if any occurs) would be using offset instead of fixed.

i would if i could mate, i run programs that are at cpu and ram usage 24/7 more than 50% each and I cant afford the hiccups in boost

how would using offset change the vcore of what its stable at 4.5ghz? wouldn't the offset still put me at 1.38 that i need to get stable at 4.5?

I'm thinking about just dropping to 4.4ghz and running under 1.3, not sure if this 100mhz is worth such a higher vcore frown.gif

i appreciate you trying to help thumb.gif
  
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I wanna know how to work with fixed voltages and just have to deal with vcore and multi. None of this turbo boost, turbo offset, vcore offset an ****
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