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Is there any advantage?

I feel (based on my testing) like I can use less voltage (less heat) for the same overclock compared to fixed mode. But I'll let someone else confirm.

I also like letting my CPU use less voltage/heat when it doesn't need it...fixed mode won't allow that.
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I feel (based on my testing) like I can use less voltage (less heat) for the same overclock compared to fixed mode. But I'll let someone else confirm.
I also like letting my CPU use less voltage/heat when it doesn't need it...fixed mode won't allow that.

Wait, so offset allows for lower voltage at lower clocks while the fixed doesn't?

What offset settings would I have to make 1.22V on fixed?

Thanks for the info +rep
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Couple questions following this guide, my settings even for an asrock are a bit different it seems. I don't have the option for Turbo Boost Power Limit or Core Current Limit, but I do have Primary Plane and Secondary Plane Current Limit.

I have attached a picture of my BIOS screen after I have changed the settings to what I think they are supposed to be, could someone give it a quick look and let me know if I'm ready for the next step?

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post #654 of 9471
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Originally Posted by bigal1542 View Post

Wait, so offset allows for lower voltage at lower clocks while the fixed doesn't?
What offset settings would I have to make 1.22V on fixed?
Thanks for the info +rep

As far as I know yup! Offset will allow your CPU to go down to like 1.6ghz when you don't really need full power (ie: web surfing)..in turn it will also use less voltage and heat, since it doesn't need as much. When gaming it will boost everything up: voltage, speed, heat.

With fix voltage..you will always be on 1.22V and generating the same amount of heat, regardless of what you are doing...or what speed you are running at.
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Couple questions following this guide, my settings even for an asrock are a bit different it seems. I don't have the option for Turbo Boost Power Limit or Core Current Limit, but I do have Primary Plane and Secondary Plane Current Limit.
I have attached a picture of my BIOS screen after I have changed the settings to what I think they are supposed to be, could someone give it a quick look and let me know if I'm ready for the next step?
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Ok I'm going to answer my own question and say that something is horribly wrong with those settings because when I tried them, the computer restarted and gave me Dr. Debug error 55 No Memory installed, wouldn't post, and then kept resetting itself untill I cleared the CMOS and loaded the BIOS defaults so....I'm horribly lost here, any ideas?
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Ok I'm going to answer my own question and say that something is horribly wrong with those settings because when I tried them, the computer restarted and gave me Dr. Debug error 55 No Memory installed, wouldn't post, and then kept resetting itself untill I cleared the CMOS and loaded the BIOS defaults so....I'm horribly lost here, any ideas?

Put max in those like kenny suggested just type 300000 and enter and it will go to max!smile.gif

Am now at 4.7 GHZ. 1.384 vcor(offset +0.085). switched to level 3 seems better for me:)

Temps(just 5minute stable will do the hour later on. 82-86-82-80
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my Vcore idle voltage changes to 1.096v to 1.104 @ 1600MHz it is normal or it should be lower?
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Put max in those like kenny suggested just type 300000 and enter and it will go to max!smile.gif
Am now at 4.7 GHZ. 1.384 vcor(offset +0.085). switched to level 3 seems better for me:)
Temps(just 5minute stable will do the hour later on. 82-86-82-80

That doesn't really address my problem. The issue is the guide is out of date it seems, which has been updated as it says it is out of date. it seems that perhaps the latest FW update has changed some settings available but they don't match up to what the guide is saying so I'm uncertain of exactly what to put in as a first time overclocker.
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"At this point, I feel like I am capped at 4.2GHz and no matter what values I try (I get a lot of BSOD's if I try to increase my processor speed or voltages) I can't hit the 4.5GHz I want."

I used this guide and was able to reach a "stable" 4.2GHz, however I feel like the guide on this thread is a little outdated since there has been new updates to the ASROCK bios.

One example would be:
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
Original Bios: 1.00

Currently Running: Bios 1.20 Released on: 5/23/2012
(I noticed a couple values "missing" on the BIOS as soon as I updated to 1.20, but can't pin point them)
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4-M/?cat=Download&o=BIOS

Overclocked to: 4.2GHz
CPU Voltage Offset +0.50v | Core Voltage 1.24v

Prime95 temps after 8 Hours:
79°C 83°C 82°C 79°C

Cooler:
Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler

Here is my CPU-Z Validation:
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2397141
Here are some screenshots from BIOS 1.20 (I would really appreciate your input and criticism)
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post #660 of 9471
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This new UEFI was just released not to long ago. I have just updated to it and I am in the proccesss of updating the guide. I have already added a bunch of new content.

Your overclock looks fine to me. I have yet to get my hands on an Ivy Bridge chip, so I can't comment on it much further. 4.2GHz should be equivalent to 4.5GHz on a Sandy Bridge chip. Thats a really nice OC.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 6/7/12 at 12:28am
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