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Just a tip for you, keep the BCLK at 100 (default) and increase the multiplier to 45, I guarantee you will be hitting 4.5ghz at the same voltage (or less even). Also check if you need to update the MB bios and compare LLC levels with others to ensure your not over volting at load etc
Check this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet

Its trure thx. i was approaching this like an amd cpu. I went back left everything default disabled a couple of things and just + the multi and got 4.5 ghz stable. Intel is much easier. I do want to hit 4.8 but i know ill to touch a few things, any thoughts
 
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Its trure thx. i was approaching this like an amd cpu. I went back left everything default disabled a couple of things and just + the multi and got 4.5 ghz stable. Intel is much easier. I do want to hit 4.8 but i know ill to touch a few things, any thoughts

This is how I OC'd my Sandy:

Start at stock (cpu and ram).

Have another computer displaying or have a print out of the bluescreen codes and what they mean to your OC.
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41;12335363
I think this may be helpful for some of you,found this on XS

The OverClockers BSOD code list
BSOD codes for overclocking
0x101 = increase vcore
0x124 = increase/decrease vcore or QPI/VTT...have to test to see which one it is
0x0A = unstable RAM/IMC, increase QPI first, if that doesn't work increase vcore
0x1E = increase vcore
0x3B = increase vcore
0x3D = increase vcore
0xD1 = QPI/VTT, increase/decrease as necessary, can also be unstable Ram, raise Ram voltage
0x9C = QPI/VTT most likely, but increasing vcore has helped in some instances
0x50 = RAM timings/Frequency or uncore multi unstable, increase RAM voltage or adjust QPI/VTT, or lower uncore if you're higher than 2x
0x109 = Not enough or too Much memory voltage
0x116 = Low IOH (NB) voltage, GPU issue (most common when running multi-GPU/overclocking GPU)
0x7E = Corrupted OS file, possibly from overclocking. Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r

Set the voltage to manual (what you know to be stable at stock clocks) and open up CPU-Z and hit the CPU with a Prime95 blend and note how much the voltage vdroops.

reboot and set the LLC (Load Line Calibration) up one notch in the BIOS.

Boot back into windows and repeat the above process Prime95, noting the voltage vdroop for the CPU. Rinse and repeat the LLC increases until you get the least amount of vdroop under load without having the voltage go over your manual voltage setting under load. When you obtain this, LLC is done, leave it and move on.

Then, set the following settings in an ASUS mobo:

CPU Current Capability - 140%
Phase and Duty Control - Extreme
EPU Power saving - Disabled
VRM Frequency - Manual - 350

After that's set, start bumping the multi and running a Prime95 blend between bumps until it blues, then raise the voltage a tad and continue bumping the multi. Rinse and repeat until you reach the desired clock, a wall, or until it saturates your cooling. Pay attention to the blues, if they start indicating something other than vcore, respond accordingly. But your main focus should be multi and vcore unless the blues say otherwise.

Once you reach the clock, run prime95 blend, and increase voltages until you can get it to run for about an hour or two+ without a crash, don't forgot to pay attention to the blues and the above chart when achieving this, it may not be your vcore voltage anymore causing it to blue. Once a few hours prime95 blend is reached without a crash, focus on only changing other things like PLL and VCCIO (it may actually help stability by _lowering_ PLL voltage, I know it was the nail in the coffin that got mine 8 hours stable) until you get prime95 blend to run for the amount of time that you feel means stable. I chose 8 hours, and ended up at 5Ghz w/ a 1.408 vcore.

This process took me about 7 days to get through (work, obligations, etc. didn't help)... It's a slow process, but once you get it stable, it's stable. Then it's a just a matter of taking note of the settings and you're good.

I followed this guide religiously when overclocking my chip, and it's where I obtained much of the info I just posted above:
http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet/2240#post_14466483
Edited by svthomas - 2/22/12 at 8:39pm
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Leave your multi where it is & bump bclk to 103.0. You may need a little vcore but performance will JUMP!. My boot time went to 17 seconds.
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Leave your multi where it is & bump bclk to 103.0. You may need a little vcore but performance will JUMP!. My boot time went to 17 seconds.

HMMMM, this sounds fun! I may try this devil-smiley-019.gif
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Sorry for the late responses but those are some really useful tips thx guys
 
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