Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
Originally Posted by PCWargamer
Great to hear Valgaur
! Way to go!!!
question to everyone - is it OK to run mem chips beyond 1.65v on a Z77 without any special cooling?
Yeah, you can go all the way up to 1.82v safely on most ram sticks even without heatsinks. Not all ram chips scale past 1.7v (like some Samsung chips, hyk0, hch9 to name a few), and some need cold to go further (like Elpida BBSE/Hypers, up to 2v lol)
, your are saying that 1.82v is safe - wow, did not think about going that high unless something was cooling something better than normal!
How about vccsa? I was thinking going up to 1.1v, but is 1.2v, or even 1.25v OK on a regular Z77 (sabertooth) without anything special for it too?
Also, anything else I can adjust in Asus BIOS to bring my ram to their highest? And should I run under XMP or manual and do my own timing?
Originally Posted by King4x4
Well my cpu officially down under.
Got me 5.4ghz before dying..... was well worth the price to see these numbers.
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Good to hear about the great OC, but sad about your chip.... Did you get a validation before it died?
Originally Posted by NamesLucky
Another delidder here! I have to thank this thread for giving guidance (and confidence) to get this done! Unfortunately I did not overclock before the delid, but I did see a 11C drop in loaded temps at stock speeds under Prime95 load. After looking at everything online I figured I would go ahead and delid before even starting to OC. With my custom cooler, my load temps at stock went from 19C to 8C averages on my hottest core. I used Gelid extreme both on die and replaced IHS.
I'm currently in process of OCing CPU, now at 4.9Ghz. I cannot remember voltage setting for my life right now (at work) but I believe it is around 1.3-1.32, but I'm only at 38C max on load so I think I have some more room to go higher. I can only wonder what the temps would of been without delidding, as I've heard at high voltages the stock space/TIM made great coolers ineffective. Again, thank you guys/girls!
Glad we are here to help OC'ers like you!!!