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post #551 of 696
I would like to be lazy and actually just use OC Genie so I can get a mild 4.2-4.4 Ghz OC that can hold reboot to reboot and be stable with speedstep on so that it isn't always at 4.2 even without load.

I did traditional already with manual everything and got it clocked to 4.4 Ghz. Wasn't easy to go post and stable on that, took voltage and RAM timings to achieve that.

So I was trying out OC Genie, turned that on and it didn't seem to do anything. So went into CC and changed the mutli to 42 x 100 and rebooted and now it is at 4.2 all the time and pretty stable. But it doesn't keep it on every reboot, you have to load the saved config file from CC every single time, which is a PITA.


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Originally Posted by EPiiKK View Post

What did you exactly do?


The simple way of overclocking your cpu is as follows:
  1. First, with you cpu, i'd go for something like 1.0 - 1.2 volts and put the multiplier to somewhere like 38 (dont touch the base clock)
  2. validate the change in settings with cpu-z
  3. test stability using prime 95 burn in test for at least 30 mins, monitor temps using coretemp
  4. then if stable raise the multiplier one step at a time and repeat stability test until it comes unstable
  5. when it's unstable raise the volts by one step and see if you still have acceptable temps (below 80c personally)
  6. if you raised the volts, raise the multiplier again step by step and test stability.
  7. when you reach temps you want (voltage is the biggest factor in temps) with a 30 min p95 stable oc, Keep running p95 for 6-12 hours. ( I know, sounds crazy but anyone who knows about overclocking knows it's needed)
  8. if no error occured and temps are fine, congrats, you got an overclocked CPU! quickly scan the logs and look for error messages they stand out. If any occurred, lower the multiplier by one and try again.


Also:
I've been having issues with random bsod while gaming and coming from sleep mode. My friend who knows alot about software and such said there's been issues with the SATA controller on z77 boards. I need to change EFI to legacy and re install windows, but, i can't find the EFI settings... Can anyone help?
post #552 of 696
Hi,

Just joined... glad I found this thread.
I have a Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt that is stable at stock (Prime 95+, memtest, etc), but will occasionally fault/restart when resuming from S3 sleep. Not sure how to troubleshoot; BIOS and drivers are up to date. Any advice on what to look for?

Mobo: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt
BIOS: V10.4 / 20130305
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10
Video: HIS HD6770 Radeon
PSU: OCZ OCZ600MXSP
Primary Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 90GB (6Gb/s) SSD (CSSD-F90GBGT-BK)
OS: Windows 8
post #553 of 696
Hey all!

I Have officially now got my MSI Z77A G45, what a fantastic board!

Well. almost, I'm running it in crossfire and the board says that the two top PCI-E slots are capable of x16 speeds, which is great but I'm not getting that at the moment, at least not according to GPU-Z which tells me that both cards are running at x8 :/ anyone know if there is a setting in the BIOS that I've missed or am I just being a noob and forgotten some important rule or something?

Thanks in advance!

Will upload pics of my rig when I get the chance to take a pic tongue.gif
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I have thew same board. Have had it since it came out. I believe that when ran in sli/cx that both slots will drop to 8x speeds. They won't run in 16x at the same time. You shouldn't really notice a real diff either way. May be wrong, but to have 16x on both slots you need a 2011 setup.


edit: It could also be down to having a SB cpu and not an Ivy.
Edited by jeffro37 - 5/9/13 at 8:46am
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Okay cool, thanks.

Was just making sure that I hadn't missed the holy grail in graphics performance.

Now to see what this board can Really do tongue.gif

For the record
CPU: 2500K
MOBO: Z77A G45
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
Graphics: 2x Radeon HD 5770
PSU: Coolermaster Thunder 700W
Primary: Kingston 64Gb 100V SSD

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Will OC as far as I can and then maybe post some settings for the system so other people can use them as a guide smile.gif

Cheers smile.gif
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I have my 2500k at 4.5 with a vcore of 1.312 so far. Have the power settings on also. If you want all the C1E and sleep states you are gonna have to do the turbo OC on this board. I think it was showed on pg# 11, post# 106 in this thread. Just a bit of info for you
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post #557 of 696
Wondering if I broke my board

I have a gd65 z77 board with 3570k
My power plug got knocked out of the wall
And now i can't enable sli for my 580s

I tried running both cards seperate and they work fine, but when I have both connected there is no sli option in nvidia control panel

Any ideas thanks
post #558 of 696
Hey guys! I own a MSI Z77A G45 Gaming Version, am I elegible to join? tongue.gif Cheers!
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post #559 of 696
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry604 View Post

Wondering if I broke my board

I have a gd65 z77 board with 3570k
My power plug got knocked out of the wall
And now i can't enable sli for my 580s

I tried running both cards seperate and they work fine, but when I have both connected there is no sli option in nvidia control panel

Any ideas thanks

This board is pretty disappointing for BIOS stability, try clear CMOS or completely rewrite the BIOS. Probably a corrupted BIOS happens a lot on that board, I'm on my 2nd one.
post #560 of 696
Hello everyone.

I got a GD65 Gaming wich i wanted to OC when i got it but it seems i cant change the CPU multiplier. Change Freq seems to be stuck on [Auto] there are no options when I click the option.

Am I doing something wrong or are there any special things there have to be done on a MSI board? I came from a Asrock low end board where it was jut plug and play and put in some numbers.

Only way to overlock for me atm is with OC Genie @ 4.2 but i wana see how far i can go frown.gif
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