I just wanted to comment on what Swag said. This is the best Ivy Bridge overclocking guide online, period. If you have an Asus motherboard, even better, but generally speaking this is the
guide for overclocking ivy. If you aren't getting the results you want out of it, it simply means you aren't following the instructions properly. I've seen some folks come on here and be rude like Swag mentioned, and it isn't Swag they should be mad at, it's themselves. The guide is pretty easy and explained very well, if you are having problems be polite and ask for help, but you only have yourself to blame if it doesn't work.
Forgetting to flip one switch, or doing one thing wrong can compromise your entire OC. Follow the guide to a tee and you'll be fine.
Originally Posted by gdubc
Didn't see where you said what volts you tried before, thats why I asked. I started at 4.2 and it took like 3 days to get it stable up at 4.5 with 1.295 volts with my 3770k. All cpus are of course different, but it gives you an idea that it could take even more vcore than you expect. Depending on how you did in lottery you might not even hit 4.5.
It might be an idea for me to go through the ivy stable club list, write down and sort all the overclocks based on clock speed and voltage, and then for each step (4ghz, 4.1ghz, 4.2ghz etc) I could show lowest recorded voltage X to highest recorded voltage Y, just to give people somewhat of an idea of where they are in the "lottery" and how on/off base they are in the type of voltage they're trying.
I'm not saying this in order to help people "dirty OC", but rather just so they can see where they're at and maybe potentially why they're struggling.
Also one thing I'd like to add is that for me and some other folks, too much voltage causes crashes too. For me it's a fine line between stable and not, either too much or too little voltage. Luckily for me, when it's too much voltage I always get the same error, which corresponds perfectly with the BSOD list, but some folks may not realize they're actually trying too much voltage for their clocks.
I know about 80% of the people here are OK when they go higher volts than needed, but for me, it's a disaster, I only have a small range where it works, if I go too high or too low, its won't be stable. The stable range is perfectly stable though, 12 hours of prime each and every time.Edited by neofury - 10/1/13 at 12:14pm