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OC Advice with my new 2700K and Maximus IV Gene

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So I just put a 2700K in the wonderful Maximus IV Gene Z68. I have the CPU under a Raystorm, and the EK 'full cover' waterblock for the board (that actually only covers the VRM area, chipset apparently doesn't need it!). I have it hooked up to 2x full thickness 240mm RADs, and 1x 120mm rad.

I'm just getting used to the whole thing, running some benchmarks etc, and have a few (hopefully) simple questions. I'll list em out for ease -

1. Max safe core voltage? I hear 1.52-1.55 with water.

2. What are the other voltages I need to educate myself on? Coming from AMD here, so I'm out of the loop...

3. Max safe temps?

4. Any way to see the temperatures of the VRMs? Just to know what my waterblock is doing tongue.gif

5. Still can't work out how to actually overclock the thing! I have used the BIOS automatic OC profiles to get it to 4.6Ghz, which worked flawlessley, but I want a manual OC smile.gif Any idea how to get to the actual multiplier option? tongue.gif Just worked this out! hehehe silly me!

6. What sort of temps should I be looking at with this water set-up?


Thanks in anticipation for any help!


EDIT - also, this board is godly. Just cranked the multi up to 50 to see what it would do, and it just takes care of everything! Sitting in desktop, benching at 5Ghz atm. VCore is 1.46
Edited by cHaoSphEre - 4/24/12 at 12:46am
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post #2 of 3
1. Can be argued all day long. It comes down to what you're comfortable with. Some people will argue that anything over 1.35v is too high.

2-4: Refer to the Sandy Bridge Stable Club (link in my sig). It has links to many helpful threads that will answer your questions better than I could.

5. Go into the BIOS when you boot, and you'll see the settings to change the multiplier, voltage, etc on the main tab there. It is SUPER easy with this board. smile.gif Being able to use the mouse is a plus too.

6. I can't imagine you'd hit anything above 70 C with a reasonable OC (5 GHz and under) unless you have poor fans or a really high ambient temperature.
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Thanks a lot smile.gif

I've put the thing back to stock now, but at 5Ghz I was hitting temps of just over 50 in prime95. I'll check out that club. Need to do more research before I feel comfortable with that 1.46 vcore haha tongue.gif
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