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post #6821 of 9531
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Right, thanks. One more thing, if I may:

Just failed a Prime blend test after a few hours running 4.5 Ghz @ 1.395v. Seems I have a really bad chip on my hands, so in your professional opinion, should I "pursue performance", up the voltage to 1.4v and have another, final try for 4.5, or backtrack down to ~1.330v, which is needed for stable 4.4 Ghz?


Is the 1.395v displayed in CPU-z at full load?
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So ever since I switched SSDs (running on a Samsung 840 PRO 180gb now) I'm experiencing the weirdest issues with clock speed. I suspect they're directly related to windows 7's power options but this n00b would like some more reliable opinions.

My i7 3770k is stable @4.4GHz with a 1285v fixed OC. STILL, while I used the Performance plan and had the min CPU power set to 100%, the multiplier would still drop to stock 16x when idling for brief seconds, then back to 44x again, then down again, and so forth.

I'm currently using the Balanced power plan, with CPU min set to 5%. The multiplier remains at 16x most of the time, drifting in between higher speeds but never truly reaching 44x unless under P95 stress-testing. EVEN THOUGH my OC remains in Fixed mode @ 1285v and, in theory, the chip should run at full power all the time, am I right?

Thoughts? Is this normal? Because it seems I'm running Offset over here even if my BIOS is set otherwise.
post #6823 of 9531
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Your settings look fine. A max temp of 72c is not that hot, most recommend staying under 90c during Prime95

Whats your full load vcore?

I managed to stay off the comp for about 3 days....I dont know how.

Will check tonight and see what the temps are.
post #6824 of 9531
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Is the 1.395v displayed in CPU-z at full load?
Yeah... but I decided to roll back to 4.4 Ghz, not worth such a big jump in voltages and temps for 0.1 Ghz. If I were using a better cooler than 212 EVO, would've gone for it, but I think this is for the best in my current situation. Switched the voltage to offset as well, all works good now... didn't play with offset from the start, as I was following this guide, and my motherboard is Asus, not AsRock.

Oh, and have some rep, thanks for the help! smile.gif
post #6825 of 9531
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Yeah... but I decided to roll back to 4.4 Ghz, not worth such a big jump in voltages and temps for 0.1 Ghz. If I were using a better cooler than 212 EVO, would've gone for it, but I think this is for the best in my current situation. Switched the voltage to offset as well, all works good now... didn't play with offset from the start, as I was following this guide, and my motherboard is Asus, not AsRock.

Oh, and have some rep, thanks for the help! smile.gif

I didnt see that you had an ASUS but glad you got it stable. Whats your voltage for 4.4ghz?
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post #6826 of 9531
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I didnt see that you had an ASUS but glad you got it stable. Whats your voltage for 4.4ghz?
It's 1.34v... pretty high, guess I wasn't favored by the luck of the draw.
Hope I'm more lucky with my next CPU purchase, when I end up replacing my 2600K.
post #6827 of 9531
hello everybody, for my first post, here's my (I think) good overclock on my 2500k!



How's that?

I have a swiftech H220, if anyone wants to know. With 2 old 120mm fans gutted and used as buffers for 2 delta 5000rpm 120mm screamers!

Its a headphone only machine!

To add more info, I am running a 2500k on a Z77 extreme 4 and a Gigabyte 560 ti graphics card. Though the card is oced to a ghz, due to nvidia 3xx.xx driver stupidity, I am waiting for the 9000 series in October to upgrade.

Nvidia lost my biz after driver limiting overclocking on fermi...

But I LOVE my 2500K!
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post #6828 of 9531
I was able to get a 4.4 OC on my 3570k on a Coolermaster 212+ without changing any voltages on an Asrock Extreme4. The "Additional Turbo Voltage" setting was left at auto. Prime95 testing is stable, nothing going over 75 C. Is this unusual? CPUZ shows my Core Voltage as 1.112-ish, I think the stock voltage is 1.1 V if I remember correctly.

post #6829 of 9531
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I was able to get a 4.4 OC on my 3570k on a Coolermaster 212+ without changing any voltages on an Asrock Extreme4. The "Additional Turbo Voltage" setting was left at auto. Prime95 testing is stable, nothing going over 75 C. Is this unusual? CPUZ shows my Core Voltage as 1.112-ish, I think the stock voltage is 1.1 V if I remember correctly.


How did you not change the voltage? Is it on Auto? How long did you run P95?
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post #6830 of 9531
Prime95 was running for at least an hour then it crashed (the program, not my computer), does that mean my OC is unstable? My friends have said that Prime95 crashes randomly too, but I'm not so sure. My Prime95 is set to Blend.

I did not alter the stock settings besides the CPU Multiplier, so I guess the voltages were set to auto.

Is there any way I can improve on this?

PS Changed CPU Multiplier to 4.3, testing out Prime95
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