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Yea, I dont really have an issue giving it the volts. I dont see myself using this chip in my main rig longer than a year, especially since haswell is around the corner. Once I get the temps in check I would like to see if i can hit 5.1mhz to at least run a couple benches just to see how high I could go. Hopefully between now and then I can get 5.0mhz stable with lower volts so I have some more headroom to make that possible. I disabled SpeedStep and C1E and it stayed at 1.432v during idle. With them both enabled I idle at 1.064v. Under load the volts do jump around a bit though, I have the CPU LLC set at 50%. I am really not too concerned with power consumption or component longevity. I would like to get around a years use out of it though, other than that I am just trying to see how high I can push the rig.
As for the RAM, I am aware. Havent started fiddling with it yet though, figured Id do CPU, GPU then RAM. I am running it 2200mhz now but I cant get it too boot with anything higher than that, even if I load the XMP which is 2800mhz. I havent touched any setting yet except for the speed. Do you think I would be able to hit 2800mhz with 4 4gb sticks or have I hit the limit of my IMC?
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Yea, I dont really have an issue giving it the volts. I dont see myself using this chip in my main rig longer than a year, especially since haswell is around the corner. Once I get the temps in check I would like to see if i can hit 5.1mhz to at least run a couple benches just to see how high I could go. Hopefully between now and then I can get 5.0mhz stable with lower volts so I have some more headroom to make that possible. I disabled SpeedStep and C1E and it stayed at 1.432v during idle. With them both enabled I idle at 1.064v. Under load the volts do jump around a bit though, I have the CPU LLC set at 50%. I am really not too concerned with power consumption or component longevity. I would like to get around a years use out of it though, other than that I am just trying to see how high I can push the rig.
As for the RAM, I am aware. Havent started fiddling with it yet though, figured Id do CPU, GPU then RAM. I am running it 2200mhz now but I cant get it too boot with anything higher than that, even if I load the XMP which is 2800mhz. I havent touched any setting yet except for the speed. Do you think I would be able to hit 2800mhz with 4 4gb sticks or have I hit the limit of my IMC?

That is quite possible, people bin chips for the IMC just like they do for the VID, I have not had any luck running over 2000 no matter what voltage/timings I set. Mind you, my RAM is only rated for 1600mhz, so I more than likely am running into a RAM limitation rather than an IMC limitation. Using 4 sticks puts more stress on the IMC as well, have you tried just two sticks to see if it would run at the XMP 2800? The RAM set you have...is that the $600.00 set?
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Yea, I dont really have an issue giving it the volts. I dont see myself using this chip in my main rig longer than a year, especially since haswell is around the corner. Once I get the temps in check I would like to see if i can hit 5.1mhz to at least run a couple benches just to see how high I could go. Hopefully between now and then I can get 5.0mhz stable with lower volts so I have some more headroom to make that possible. I disabled SpeedStep and C1E and it stayed at 1.432v during idle. With them both enabled I idle at 1.064v. Under load the volts do jump around a bit though, I have the CPU LLC set at 50%. I am really not too concerned with power consumption or component longevity. I would like to get around a years use out of it though, other than that I am just trying to see how high I can push the rig.
As for the RAM, I am aware. Havent started fiddling with it yet though, figured Id do CPU, GPU then RAM. I am running it 2200mhz now but I cant get it too boot with anything higher than that, even if I load the XMP which is 2800mhz. I havent touched any setting yet except for the speed. Do you think I would be able to hit 2800mhz with 4 4gb sticks or have I hit the limit of my IMC?

That is quite possible, people bin chips for the IMC just like they do for the VID, I have not had any luck running over 2000 no matter what voltage/timings I set. Mind you, my RAM is only rated for 1600mhz, so I more than likely am running into a RAM limitation rather than an IMC limitation. Using 4 sticks puts more stress on the IMC as well, have you tried just two sticks to see if it would run at the XMP 2800? The RAM set you have...is that the $600.00 set?

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$599.99 RAM
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$599.99 RAM

Oh I already knew about them... but my amazement / shock still stands.
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So I was on this thread a couple of weeks ago with a 3770k that wouldnt clock over 4.6mhz and even then it required 1.464v. So I got another chip and I am pretty stoked with the results:
http://valid.canardpc.com/2791041

After stress testing for a little I start to run into heat issues. So it looks like I am probably going to delid and lap. If anyone is willing to look over my bios and give me some pointers, it would be

Hey 'graded - is this validation a "post and boot" or did you actually run something like SuperPi at 8-32M? "A little stress testing before heat issues" ... What did you try? And how quickly did it heat up?

I ask since i would be amazed if a stock TIM chip didn't have a meltdown after a few seconds with small FFTs or IBT.
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$599.99 RAM

Oh I already knew about them... but my amazement / shock still stands.

According to his sig rig, those are the sticks the gentleman has. I am kind of curious about them(definitely cant afford though). It would seem he is having trouble running them at their rated speed, you got any ideas to help him out? I am not really a RAM tweaker, so my help will be limited, particularly with monster sticks like those.
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According to his sig rig, those are the sticks the gentleman has. I am kind of curious about them(definitely cant afford though). It would seem he is having trouble running them at their rated speed, you got any ideas to help him out? I am not really a RAM tweaker, so my help will be limited, particularly with monster sticks like those.

Id first upgrade the mobo...
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According to his sig rig, those are the sticks the gentleman has. I am kind of curious about them(definitely cant afford though). It would seem he is having trouble running them at their rated speed, you got any ideas to help him out? I am not really a RAM tweaker, so my help will be limited, particularly with monster sticks like those.

Id first upgrade the mobo...

He has one of the best Micro ATX boards.


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Yea, I dont really have an issue giving it the volts. I dont see myself using this chip in my main rig longer than a year, especially since haswell is around the corner. Once I get the temps in check I would like to see if i can hit 5.1mhz to at least run a couple benches just to see how high I could go. Hopefully between now and then I can get 5.0mhz stable with lower volts so I have some more headroom to make that possible. I disabled SpeedStep and C1E and it stayed at 1.432v during idle. With them both enabled I idle at 1.064v. Under load the volts do jump around a bit though, I have the CPU LLC set at 50%. I am really not too concerned with power consumption or component longevity. I would like to get around a years use out of it though, other than that I am just trying to see how high I can push the rig.
As for the RAM, I am aware. Havent started fiddling with it yet though, figured Id do CPU, GPU then RAM. I am running it 2200mhz now but I cant get it too boot with anything higher than that, even if I load the XMP which is 2800mhz. I havent touched any setting yet except for the speed. Do you think I would be able to hit 2800mhz with 4 4gb sticks or have I hit the limit of my IMC?

Sorry I didn't read any of your posts, but...

1. If you have the latest BIOS (v1.50): ftp://174.142.97.10/bios/1155/Z77%20Extreme4-M(1.50)WIN.zip

2. You have all the settings set according to RAM maker. (11-14-14-35-2 ~ 2800MHz @ 1.65v)

And they won't work...

RMA time sucker! You got some bad sticks!
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Don't judge me monkeys! :-) Yes I am aware I went all out but that's what I am trying to go for; as fast as possible. When i bought this new 3770k I also purchased a maximus v gene but im unsure if im going to use it. I havent tried two sticks yet. I run ALOT of mods so i think i would benefit from the 16gb. The linked RAM is the set I am using by the way.

I haven't superpi yet. I've been using prime95 per the guide. Which after about 15 minute temps go to around 100C. This is at 5.0mhz and 1.432v. You have to also take into consideration i run dual rads with gentle typhoons not to mention ambiet temps are around 17C I have still yet to delid or lap. I am also using coollaboratory pro right now after switch ill probably switch to indigo xtreme pad, so that might help a little too.
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