Originally Posted by CrayonofDoom
So, following everything here (adjusting multiplyer and VCC) I'm getting a MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION, code 0x0000009c. The list of exceptions I've seen says: "0x9C = QPI/VTT most likely, but increasing vcore has helped in some instances"
My RAM is at it's listed timings and speed. I'm on a 3770k @ 4.5GHz, vcore at 1.26V.
This guide has no mention of modifying QPI or VTT, so should I try an increased vcore to see if it fixes this issue?
My firs chip needed 1.33v for 4.5, there are others that need over 1.35v for it, so I would try upping vCore a little until it is stable, temps permitting.
Originally Posted by BigdaddyQc
i wish i had known that before lol
Many of the errors and warnings in Event Viewer are about missing drivers, or having something enabled like Bluetooth or wireless that you aren’t actually using. It can take quite a bit of time googling them all to try to track down what is causing them.
Many are just telling you something you already know like you just had a bsod, or a program hung, your internet stopped for a second etc. You just have to take the time to learn what they are and which ones mean something and which ones you don’t have to worry about. You can use Aida as well, it is up to you.
Originally Posted by bobsaget541
So now at 6 hours of prime using my previously stable settings for 4.5 I'm getting an error on worker #8. Should I re-flash my bios or am I looking at needing to do an os re-install (probably refresh since I'm on windows 8).
I was afraid of that. Normally I would recommend something less drastic, but since you can’t seem to get 4.6 or 4.7 at any normal voltage and now 4.5 is not working as it was, my non expert guess is that all those BSODs played havoc with your os. A fresh install, and a bios reflash of the newest bios is your only way to be sure. Make sure you go back to F5 defaults before installing windows again. So I would clear cmos, reflash bios, go to F5 defaults, then do a fresh windows install. Then try 4.5 again.
Originally Posted by Solonowarion
So I know the Z77 Sabertooth isnt that great of an ocing board.
I am at 5 ghz with 1.528 volts. Wanted to try for 5.1. When i up the volts more windows will boot normaly but without aero and some other features. Is my board just at its limit?
1.52+ voltage is high, there are very few people brave enough to run that 24/7, and who have the cooling to keep day to day temps below 60c. I honestly can’t say if it is your board or your chip. I had no trouble getting to 5.0 on my good chip but then hit a wall for 5.1 since I don’t want to run 1.5v.