Originally Posted by LV0Ra
Hey guys, looking for some assistance getting a stable overclock with my i5 3570k on a P8Z77-V LK.
For some reason I cannot pass a 5 minute test (can't even pass a 1 hour test either) in Prime95 at 4.4 GHz without pumping the Vcore all the way to 1.36v (which just feels like wayyyy to much power to be throwing on to this thing). Did I just get the world's most power hungry 3570k, or am I doing something wrong?
Copy and paste my bios settings for yours, and see how it goes.
Bit like below, add some voltages to your ram.
Originally Posted by Inacoma79
Thanks for the quick response. had the feeling you were going to say check the RAM
I'll try reseating. BTW, we have the same board different processors, ram speeds and one or two more setting that don't show up for me. Other then those items are you saying to copy your setting? Also you went from Manual to Offset, how many runs did you go through in manual before switching to offset?
UPDATE: reseated ram and all BIOs setting are set to stock, ran prime95 and got a Fatal sum error with hardware failure. Going to pull out two ram modules and rerun test.
P.S. this sucks.
I feel your pain - yeah, forget OC'ing atm this seem hardware RAM related, little like me - maybe you did something unintentionally when changing case.
Also do yourself a favour as you are on STOCK - make sure timing are on auto, bus ratio is on auto, but more so, ADD the voltage of your ram MANUALLY.
So for me my corsair was at 1.5v I put 1.55 for 4 sticks -> my suggestion is NOT to leave the RAM on "auto" or stock voltages.
When you find the one stick that's causing it - hit up memtest. If that fails instantly or within 2hrs -> you know what to do...