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Hey guys I was looking in the original post, thinking of picking up the extreme4.

Are there any sandy bridge OC guides out? I have a i5-2500k.
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C-State tampering will give problematic sleep resumes.
If you're overclocking and have C3 and C6 disabled, just leave them disabled, and don't sleep your machine.
If you're running stock, go to the Advanced Tab in the BIOS, CPU settings, and enabled C1E, C3 and C6. Leave option 4 on "auto"

Thanks Erakith, I am overclocking and am pretty sure I needed to disable one of or both of the C-states in order to get stability. The only thing I dont understand is why my PC sleeps in the first place. I have it set under windows to never sleep. Yet after a while my monitors go blank and can't wake the pc.

I wonder if it has something to do with that IES in the Asrock tuning utility. I dont use the utility to overclock but I just looked through it and noticed it's in phase 2. I know your supposed to turn of all power saving when trying to overclock correct? That's why I think I need to disable something in the bios.
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Thanks Erakith, I am overclocking and am pretty sure I needed to disable one of or both of the C-states in order to get stability. The only thing I dont understand is why my PC sleeps in the first place. I have it set under windows to never sleep. Yet after a while my monitors go blank and can't wake the pc.
I wonder if it has something to do with that IES in the Asrock tuning utility. I dont use the utility to overclock but I just looked through it and noticed it's in phase 2. I know your supposed to turn of all power saving when trying to overclock correct? That's why I think I need to disable something in the bios.

You can't actually use IES when overclocking, so that shouldn't be it.
Honestly, I'd verify that you've set the computer to never sleep. I did it once and it just.. didn't take effect.

Go looking through your power options again, sounds like the best idea to me!
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You can't actually use IES when overclocking, so that shouldn't be it.
Honestly, I'd verify that you've set the computer to never sleep. I did it once and it just.. didn't take effect.
Go looking through your power options again, sounds like the best idea to me!

I just changed the power plan to high performance, and to never sleep or turn off the display. I did see something about deep sleep when I just browsed through the bios. I think it was under Advanced, I didn't change it though because I'm sure if you changed yours you would have let me know. We'll see how this goes first.

+rep for the help.
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I just changed the power plan to high performance, and to never sleep or turn off the display. I did see something about deep sleep when I just browsed through the bios. I think it was under Advanced, I didn't change it though because I'm sure if you changed yours you would have let me know. We'll see how this goes first.

Things that I have disabled: C1E, C3, C6, Spread Spectrum (I ALWAYS disable this), Turbo Boost.

Set these settings too:
Turbo Boost Power Limit: Manual
Long: 500
Long Duration: 1s
Short: 500
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+rep for the help.

Thank you! (:
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Things that I have disabled: C1E, C3, C6, Spread Spectrum (I ALWAYS disable this), Turbo Boost.
Set these settings too:
Turbo Boost Power Limit: Manual
Long: 500
Long Duration: 1s
Short: 500
Thank you! (:

Yep my settings are all the same as yours. The only thing I just changed was turning the display to off in windows. I wonder if when it turned off the display my graphics card had an issue turning back on. Idk we'll see though.
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I plan on buying an Extreme4 Z77 and I5 3570k in the next couple of days. This will be my first Intel build in years and first ever for myself. I there anything I should watch for and how is overclocking compared to AMD setups?
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A rare thing, with f-stream tuning running in just 2 seconds prime95 and linx BSOD gives me, but my system is stable.

Any failure of the F-Stream? Anyone else have this funny problem?
Edited by BenchAndGames - 7/29/12 at 6:43pm
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A rare thing, with f-stream tuning running in just 2 seconds prime95 and linx BSOD gives me, but my system is stable.
Any failure of the F-Stream? Anyone else have this funny problem?

What's the code of your BSOD?
If stressing it under those conditions is crashing you, you're NOT stable, it's as simple as that. tongue.gif
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What's the code of your BSOD?
If stressing it under those conditions is crashing you, you're NOT stable, it's as simple as that. tongue.gif

Lol, you do not understand me, my system goes more than 4 hours Prime95 stable without any fails, and when I have the F-Stream Tuning open to look at temperatures, at 5 seconds my system hangs with the code 101 only.

I also tested with Linx, ay me 5 seconds also fails.

But remember, I'm talking about when I have the F-Stream Tuning open for temperatures, because if I have closed, you can go without fails any more than 4 hours of stress test.

it's as simple as that tongue.gif
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