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post #511 of 9534
mitchrapp1- Your temps are high, most say to keep it under 85c

choyr - overall i think offset is better because this along w/ speedstep and C1e enabled allow the cpu to downclock to 1.6ghz at idle. You can have a Positive offset or a negative offset, it depends on what overclock your going for.
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Those seem like high temps for a vcore of 1.28+. I'm running at 45 with an offset of 0.015 and running prime I'm only in the low 60s, and that's on air (CM 212 Hyper). What's your cooling?
Edit - I'm going to add that the ambient temp here is still pretty cool, in the mid 60s Fahrenheit, so that could be a factor.

My ambient is in the high 70s F so that might be it for temps. Also I am running water but I may need a 2nd radiator to truly get low readings. I have a single ex360 running both my processor and 7970 which never goes above 45 C at high voltage when it used to run high 70s C.

I am just unlucky in general when it comes to CPU and gpu - I always need high voltages to get anywhere when overclocking.
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Mitchrapp - I am certainlt no expert, but i have the same set up with the only difference being I have 16GB of GSkill 1600 at 1.5v. I followed Kenny's guide, his and lucky's advice. I have a stable OC at 48 with the same offset (+0.125v)... Although I run at 47 for 24/7 at +9.110v. I found that lowering CPU PLL into the mid to high 1.7s lowered my temps a few degrees in stress tests and seemed to help stability too.
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well this guide seems pretty easy to use ( i think ) running a 26k and ASRock z77 Extreme 4 cpu is on water and temps hit 66-68c vcore seems to be at 1.349

so far i have reached 4.7 and 20 runs of LinX using the setting in the guide.

can you all take a look at the bios and make sure these are correct?

i want to push more but @ 4.8 LinX i get BSOD 101 frown.gif

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post #516 of 9534
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well this guide seems pretty easy to use ( i think ) running a 26k and ASRock z77 Extreme 4 cpu is on water and temps hit 66-68c vcore seems to be at 1.349
so far i have reached 4.7 and 20 runs of LinX using the setting in the guide.
can you all take a look at the bios and make sure these are correct?
i want to push more but @ 4.8 LinX i get BSOD 101 frown.gif
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Have you experienced any freezing in the BIOS? I am on a core i5 3570k and when I go that high with my clocks I am freezing inside the oc screen of the BIOS.
I can boot into windows fine usually but in the BIOS it freezes.
Thanks,
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correct me if i am wrong but killerhz u missed the most tricky bios page the voltages?
post #518 of 9534
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Originally Posted by killerhz View Post

well this guide seems pretty easy to use ( i think ) running a 26k and ASRock z77 Extreme 4 cpu is on water and temps hit 66-68c vcore seems to be at 1.349

so far i have reached 4.7 and 20 runs of LinX using the setting in the guide.

can you all take a look at the bios and make sure these are correct?

i want to push more but @ 4.8 LinX i get BSOD 101 frown.gif

First of all, I would not use LinX, which is the same thing as Intel Burn Test. It is not a great tool for stress testing Sandy Bridge. A prime95 custom blend test is the best you can get. Use the custom setting to set your memory usage to around 75% of what you have installed.

Second, here are some revised settings:
  1. Spread Spectrum disabled. <- No doubt.
  2. Internal PLL Overvoltage enabled. <- (if you want to go past 4.7GHz this is a must!)
  3. All the settings that say "Limit" type in 3000 to set it to the max. You don't want any limits when you overclock. It's like giving some one a Ferrari but telling them they can only go 30MPH. <- However, I'm not sure if this will hinder you with it on Auto. Fix the first 2 settings first.

That's about it. After you make those changes, a 101 error is almost always Vcore. MOAR of it.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 5/6/12 at 10:32pm
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Have you experienced any freezing in the BIOS? I am on a core i5 3570k and when I go that high with my clocks I am freezing inside the oc screen of the BIOS.
I can boot into windows fine usually but in the BIOS it freezes.
Thanks,
-Aaron

nope no freezing at all. don't know what it is....

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correct me if i am wrong but killerhz u missed the most tricky bios page the voltages?

correct lol. oopps

Quote:
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First of all, I would not use LinX, which is the same thing as Intel Burn Test. It is not a great tool for stress testing Sandy Bridge. A prime95 custom blend test is the best you can get. Use the custom setting to set your memory usage to around 75% of what you have installed.
Second, here are some revised settings:
  1. Spread Spectrum disabled. <- No doubt.
  2. Internal PLL Overvoltage enabled. <- (if you want to go past 4.7GHz this is a must!)
  3. All the settings that say "Limit" type in 3000 to set it to the max. You don't want any limits when you overclock. It's like giving some one a Ferrari but telling them they can only go 30MPH. <- However, I'm not sure if this will hinder you with it on Auto. Fix the first 2 settings first.
That's about it. After you make those changes, a 101 error is almost always Vcore. MOAR of it.

thanx m8.

well so far 4.8 1.384 vcore getting stable in LinX i guess will try 95prime but don't see why LinX wouldn't be acceptable. under water, pretty disappointed with temps to be honest hit 72c frown.gif so might not be much head room here.
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killerhz if your curious about watercooled temps i have a ton of temps listed at different voltages and speeds in my sig, i am watercooled by a 360 rad cpu only atm to put things in perspective i have no idea how good or bad my temps are no one has ever commented on that
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