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total noob at CPU OC

I wanna leave Turbo on...your guide suggests to set current limit to 200A and turbo limit to 300w. I am unable to change these values under when Turbo is left default at Auto or Enabled...these values stay at Auto...I'm on Bios F14
     
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you should only be able to change the values when Turbo is Enabled, but hey just leave them on auto, they will prob just max out automatically anyways.
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thanks
what are your must have software for CPU/mem OC with a liquid cooler? I also have the UD5H + 3570K

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Do you have to overclock the RAM too when overclocking an Ivy Bridge chip?
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Do you have to overclock the RAM too when overclocking an Ivy Bridge chip?
Not at all, I would say that most users who oc their chip don’t oc the ram. Most ram people buy are 1600, and whether you oc it yourself or buy factory oced ram there will not be large differences in day to day use. You will see better benchmark scores with faster ram, but I am not sure you would notice it in real life.

Overclocking the cpu and gpu usually lead to real world improvements, but ocing the ram, not so much.
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Not at all, I would say that most users who oc their chip don’t oc the ram. Most ram people buy are 1600, and whether you oc it yourself or buy factory oced ram there will not be large differences in day to day use. You will see better benchmark scores with faster ram, but I am not sure you would notice it in real life.

Overclocking the cpu and gpu usually lead to real world improvements, but ocing the ram, not so much.

Great, thank you!
I'm not too keen on messing with the RAM. So this is good news smile.gif
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Great, thank you!
I'm not too keen on messing with the RAM. So this is good news smile.gif
No problem, and I know what you mean. I just paid a little more for 2400 ram simply because ram ocing is not my strength. But on my second machine I just have some inexpensive 1600 ram and I don’t think it shows on anything but benchmarks.
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Hi guys. This is a lovely thread!
I've just registered in order to write about my success so far.
My motherboard is the Gigabyte UD5H and my cpu the i5 3570k.

My overclocking seems to be very decent so far: I reach 4.5Ghz and it seems stable. The PLL is set to 1.7 and the Vcore to +0.08 offset. The voltage response is set to fast and the droop to turbo.
So the normal value is 1.17v + 0.08v = 1,25v, but WHY does it give me two altogether different values in windows.

Now I don't really know what the voltage is though because I get two different values under load: Realtemp shows 1.28v while Aida64 shows 1.33v and I don't know which tool is accurate.
The temps with both the aida64 and Prime95 never go over 60°C so far. The cpu is watercooled by the H100 and I removed the IHS to get some proper paste on my baby.
I don't like to use the Intel burn test because I heard it could damage the cores and produces extreme amounts of heat.
It's so extreme that no application would ever come even close to that. Is this correct?

I'm scared to go higher in both voltage and frequency, since 4.5GHz seems quite respectable already.

I would appreciate your opinion and some advice. Can I go higher? I love my baby and wanna keep her healthy.

Thanks

ps: I made a screenshot as well http://gyazo.com/4c8af87e323d25a06e55f4456f6849fb
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Is nobody reading this thread anymore? frown.gif
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Realtemp gives you VID not vcore..

Both AIDA and CPU-Z give you vcore which is what you're running at and they will show the same value.
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