Hello all, just another noob here. I've been reading the posts while I was waiting for my CPU and MB to arrive. Asrock doesn't seem to be very popular here but I went with an Asrock x79 Extreme4 and 4820k, Costa Rican version. I'm going for a stable OC for a 24/7 gaming/normal duty machine.
I started out by turning off speed stepping and the C's. After that I tried letting the bios doing the rest by using the EZ Overclock feature. 4.2ghz was smooth, 1.1xx vcore and 54c max running Prime95. 4.4ghz was harsher, 1.336 vcore and 75c running prime95, 4.6ghz was worse, 1.416 vcore, and 81c running prime, although they were all stable.
My first question is this, is CPU-Z reading my ram right or is it a glitch?
I didn't adjust the ram in the bios, set to xmp 1.2 showing G. skill Ripjaws @ 9-9-9-24 in the bios. I've since went to a manual OC @
4.4ghz - 44x100 with a vcore of 1.16. runs stable but I want to solve the ram issue before going further. I just used the EZ OC feature to get an idea of what would be stable.
Thanks in advance.