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post #6041 of 9531
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As long as its stable when you undervolt it. But why not overclock it instead of undervolt biggrin.gif[/quote


Well I read that OCing RAM doesnt really change anything in real world performance, so I figured ill just let it be biggrin.gif
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As long as its stable when you undervolt it. But why not overclock it instead of undervolt biggrin.gif[/quote


Well I read that OCing RAM doesnt really change anything in real world performance, so I figured ill just let it be biggrin.gif

Fair enough! The biggest advantage is improved minimum framerates in games when the CPU is at full tilt, but even then its not a huge impact, or for things like winzip...but again...your right, very little real world gain.
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Hey guys,

I am new to overclocking and I hope someone can help me with some OC. My specs are:

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Pro4 with Bios 1.70
CPU - i5 3570K
CPU Cooler - Enermax ETS-T40-VD
Memory - Kingston Beast Series Kit 2x4GB DDR3 2133MHz CL11 XMP
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Computer Case - Cooltek Skiron black/red

I have tried to use this guide, but it does not apply to my version of Bios entirely. I have managed to set the CPU to a stable 4.1 GHz by increasing only the multiplier and leaving everything else on default, but when I try to increase it more following the guide, it crashes.
I am aiming for 4.4 GHz and as such I have tried increasing the Additional Turbo Voltage first to a maximum extra of 0.1v and then the Offset Voltage to the same maximum value, but to no luck and I'm afraid to go higher than that.

My question is: what should I change in order to get a bigger frequency, preferably 4.4 GHz ? If that is unattainable with my current build, what is the maximum that I can get ?
post #6045 of 9531
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Originally Posted by Ketadine View Post

Hey guys,

I am new to overclocking and I hope someone can help me with some OC. My specs are:

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Pro4 with Bios 1.70
CPU - i5 3570K
CPU Cooler - Enermax ETS-T40-VD
Memory - Kingston Beast Series Kit 2x4GB DDR3 2133MHz CL11 XMP
Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 core OC Power with ~10% OC
Power Supplies - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W
Storage - Kingston SSDNow V+200 120 GB Solid State Drive for Win 7 x64 and a Hitachi Deskstar 1TB HDD
Computer Case - Cooltek Skiron black/red

I have tried to use this guide, but it does not apply to my version of Bios entirely. I have managed to set the CPU to a stable 4.1 GHz by increasing only the multiplier and leaving everything else on default, but when I try to increase it more following the guide, it crashes.
I am aiming for 4.4 GHz and as such I have tried increasing the Additional Turbo Voltage first to a maximum extra of 0.1v and then the Offset Voltage to the same maximum value, but to no luck and I'm afraid to go higher than that.

My question is: what should I change in order to get a bigger frequency, preferably 4.4 GHz ? If that is unattainable with my current build, what is the maximum that I can get ?

You should be able to get to 45x without much difficulty or changing too many settings.
There are a couple things that you can do for us so we have all the information to help you along your quest for speed.

1.Use RIGBUILDER in the top right hand corner of the page, and put your computer specs in your signature. This thread can move fast and we don't want to have to search for the one post that you have listed your parts.

2.Take screenshots of your BIOS configuration. This can be done by formatting a thumb drive in FAT32 and mashing F12 on your keyboard in BIOS. The shots will auto dump to the thumbdrive. Share them with us here so we can check your work.

3.Tell us your actual VCore and temperature reading for 41X using one of the programs listed in the guide (CPU-Z and real temp) on the first page, or one of the many others available for free download across the internet.

I have yet to see a 3570k that could not do 45x. With that said, I have seen them require as little as 1.1 and as much as 1.38, so your millage may vary, but 45x is a modest goal and very easy to obtain for most. What the "maximum you can get" will depend on how much juice you are willing to pump, how well you can control temperatures, and the overall quality of your motherboard and processor.
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Hey guys,

I am new to overclocking and I hope someone can help me with some OC. My specs are:

Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Pro4 with Bios 1.70
CPU - i5 3570K
CPU Cooler - Enermax ETS-T40-VD
Memory - Kingston Beast Series Kit 2x4GB DDR3 2133MHz CL11 XMP
Video Card - MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 core OC Power with ~10% OC
Power Supplies - Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W
Storage - Kingston SSDNow V+200 120 GB Solid State Drive for Win 7 x64 and a Hitachi Deskstar 1TB HDD
Computer Case - Cooltek Skiron black/red

I have tried to use this guide, but it does not apply to my version of Bios entirely. I have managed to set the CPU to a stable 4.1 GHz by increasing only the multiplier and leaving everything else on default, but when I try to increase it more following the guide, it crashes.
I am aiming for 4.4 GHz and as such I have tried increasing the Additional Turbo Voltage first to a maximum extra of 0.1v and then the Offset Voltage to the same maximum value, but to no luck and I'm afraid to go higher than that.

My question is: what should I change in order to get a bigger frequency, preferably 4.4 GHz ? If that is unattainable with my current build, what is the maximum that I can get ?

Take some screenshots of your bios by formatting a flash drive in FAT32, rebooting into bios then hit F12. Post those here so we can take a look
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the fast response! I have updated my rig profile and here are some screenshots of my BIOS.



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Multiplier 45
Spread Spectrum- disabled
additional turbo voltage +.004
CPU voltage offset +.005
C1E enabled
C3 disabled
C6 disabled
Package C disable

Change these, and leave everything else the same as you have it for now, you might have to change your power limits and some other things later.

Test this with P95, if it fails add turbo voltage in .008 increments until it is stable.

Your voltage looks good and you should be able to stabilize 45x with only a few bumps to turbo voltage.
Edited by inedenimadam - 4/27/13 at 10:28am
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the fast response! I have updated my rig profile and here are some screenshots of my BIOS.




Yea your bios is not setup correctly this is why your having problems with your OC. Also you should never overclock with you Vcore on auto, you always want to set your vcore to a specific value.

Change the settings to what inedenimadam mentioned above along with changes i posted below

Take your RAM voltage off auto and set it to 1.6v

Take the four power limits( long duration, short duration, current limit) off auto and set them to a specific value. The guide states 500, i have mine all set at 250

Take LLC off auto and set it to Level 3

When you have all these setting set correctly boot into windows with a 45 multi, +0.005 offset, and a +0.004 turbo.

Post you CPU-z idle vcore w/ a 16 multi. Post your average CPU-z full load vcore after running P95 for 2-5 minutes. We can give you advice once you post this info
Edited by Lucky 23 - 4/27/13 at 1:08pm
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I have yet to see a 3570k that could not do 45x.
Well, I know of at least one: my own.
I can't get 4500 WHEA error free even with +0.200v offset, which equals 1.496v in Windows idle or 1.448v under load (and even if I could, I wouldn't run at these voltages, they're way beyond my zone of comfort).

However, with the voltage as seen in the screenshots you should be able to reach that easily (assuming yours are stable settings). For 4200 my chip already needs 1.288v under load to be 12h+ stable, so you've got a pretty big advantage over that.
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