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post #6031 of 9531
I'm having trouble following the guide to overclock my i5-3570k.... at +0.005//+0.008 I can only get 3.8ghz to be prime95 stable... anything else crashes out after 1-2 minutes of prime95. I've gone as high as 1.35v vcore without getting 4.0ghz to be prime stable.

All other settings are IDENTICAL to what's laid out in the guide.

Here's my setup:

Asrock Z77m
i5-3570k
Crucial 256gb SATA3 SSD
16gb G.SKILL RipJaw X Series RAM
OCZ ZT Series 650w 80+ BRONZE PSU
CORSAIR Hydro H50 Cooler

Any help is greatly appreciated!!
post #6032 of 9531
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Originally Posted by arismis View Post

I'm having trouble following the guide to overclock my i5-3570k.... at +0.005//+0.008 I can only get 3.8ghz to be prime95 stable... anything else crashes out after 1-2 minutes of prime95. I've gone as high as 1.35v vcore without getting 4.0ghz to be prime stable.

All other settings are IDENTICAL to what's laid out in the guide.

Here's my setup:

Asrock Z77m
i5-3570k
Crucial 256gb SATA3 SSD
16gb G.SKILL RipJaw X Series RAM
OCZ ZT Series 650w 80+ BRONZE PSU
CORSAIR Hydro H50 Cooler

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Take some screen shots of all of your settings in BIOS and let us see if we can spot the error. To take a screen shot: format a thumbdrive in FAT32 and hit f12 in BIOS. Post em up!

Also, how do you have your RAM set up? is it 2x8 or 4x4? Are you using XMP profile?
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. Gotta try and see how Level 4 works for me.

Most Ivy's I have seen get overclocked will do 45 with just a few bumps to turbo. LLC4 will drop your load VCore a bit and may be more appropriate for 44.
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Most Ivy's I have seen get overclocked will do 45 with just a few bumps to turbo. LLC4 will drop your load VCore a bit and may be more appropriate for 44.

so keep it at 3 for 4.5?
post #6035 of 9531
I use LLC level 3 for everything up to 4.7GHz. I still have to adjust higher clock speeds
post #6036 of 9531
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I use LLC level 3 for everything up to 4.7GHz. I still have to adjust higher clock speeds



ill leave it at that then.


Could somebody check the rest of my BIOS settings if I overlooked something? Much appreciated.

Also how fast will the CPU degrade if I run it 24/7 at 4.4-4.5 Ghz with that voltage?
post #6037 of 9531
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ill leave it at that then.


Could somebody check the rest of my BIOS settings if I overlooked something? Much appreciated.

Also how fast will the CPU degrade if I run it 24/7 at 4.4-4.5 Ghz with that voltage?
1.264v is perfectly fine.
You may want to disable Spread Spectrum and check if your RAM really does require 1.65v to run. Ivy Bridge is only specified for 1.5v (+-5%, so up to 1.575v), although I haven't actually heard of any problems with 1.65v RAM yet.
If you're experiencing problems with downclocking under load, set the Duration Power Limits to its maximum (very likely 500) instead of Auto, and if you're uncomfortable with the temps, or notice instabilities, you can try to modifiy your VTT and PLL values.

But if everything is running fine and you're happy with the current settings, by all means leave them be. At least save them as stable if you want to go for further optimizations.
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ill leave it at that then.


Could somebody check the rest of my BIOS settings if I overlooked something? Much appreciated.

Also how fast will the CPU degrade if I run it 24/7 at 4.4-4.5 Ghz with that voltage?

Even though it seems to be working correctly i would change spread spectrum to Disabled instead of auto. I would also set all you current limits instead of auto.I have all of mine set at 250.

Last set your ram voltage at the correct voltage instead of auto.Besides that you bios looks good.

Your cpu wont degrade your fine
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Thanks guys
Well, im pretty sure my RAM is specified for 1.65V.

Nothing bad can happen if I undervolt it?
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Thanks guys
Well, im pretty sure my RAM is specified for 1.65V.

Nothing bad can happen if I undervolt it?

As long as its stable when you undervolt it. But why not overclock it instead of undervolt biggrin.gif
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