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post #1 of 7
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Hello everyone,

I didn't see anything on this so I thought I would start a new thread. I am currently trying to OC an i7-2600k on a GIGABYTE Z68P-UD3. I had a stock settings OC to 4.0 and went in last night and followed a youtube tutorial I found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngyUrjuQ80&list=FLX8xDKVJX6YGAtt6bfr2zYw&index=15&feature=plpp_video

and had it running stable at 4.5 and even 4.8 through IBT and P95 for an hour or so. I went to mess with it some more, but am running into limitations since my BIOS can only manage DVID and has no options to change VCore directly. Then the HDD started getting fussy and I put everything back to fail safe. So, after some trial and error, I am now wondering is it safe for me to continue trials given all of the BSODs I am getting where I have to hit the reset button. It was getting worse and Windows had to run a checkdisk and now I am worried that I am either doing something wrong or that with the constant BSODs I will hurt my hard drive eventually and make it unrecoverable.

Also, if anyone knows of a youtube vid or tutorial where DVID is showcased instead of VCore I'd be more than appreciative.
post #2 of 7
Having DVID isn't a limitation. Basically just boot into Windows on the multiplier you want leaving DVID at +0 mV. Load up a stress test and see what the voltage is. If it's 1.2v and you want 1.4v, then do + 200mV or adjust as necessary. All CPUs require different voltages so it's trial and error.

I doubt your hard drive is going bad, it just sounds like Windows is getting corrupted from unstable OC. Run a chkdsk at stock and hopefully you recover fine. If not you might have to reinstall.
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Yeah, that's what I was worrying about. I'm sitting at 4.5 right now after messing around with it some more. No BSODs...for now...
But, I am going to probably wait awhile to push any further until I get an SSD if a reinstall could be a probability. I have too much stuff on here that isnt backed up yet.

I'm a little confused as to what I am to be adjusting if it isn't DVID.
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I'm a little confused as to what I am to be adjusting if it isn't DVID.

I think he meant just add +200 mV to the DVID. My understanding is the DVID simply adjusts the vcore by the amount you put in.
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I'd proceed with great care, while getting my last rig up to 4Ghz (AMD Phenom II 965 BE) I had to perform two re-installs due to very badly timed system crashes, ended up with badly corrupted Windows installs both times :/
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Okay yeah, I will definitely wait awhile to mess with it any further. I was playing BK Mod on Company of Heroes and noticed some blurry textures. I am hoping that it isn't a sign that my OC is no good. I could post my BIOS settings to get some feedback but I am not sure how to. Currently, I am at 4.5ghz with around 1.38v and am have run it through IBT fine with pretty decent temps.
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An unstable CPU overclock probably won't affect the graphics of a game. It's more lock ups and crashes.
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