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Hello, I am new to overclocking and would like to find someone how could help me overclock my system further. I am using an I5-3570K on a Maximus IV Gene Z/Gen 3 with a fully custom CPU only water loop. I have 8 Gig of mushkin Ridgeback ram @ 2000MHz.

I have been testing 4.6GHz with 1.31 volts and it seems to be stable. (I am still validating this overclock). But every time I try to bump up to 4.7 I get the BSOD. I have been trying for a few days now and still am unable to get 4.7. I am sure I have overlooked something or have not set the BIOS properly. Any help will be appreciated.
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It may have been stable at 4.6 but not at 4.7. You need more voltage.
    
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Thanks, I have been trying to get it to 4.7 by increasing the voltage. I have tried all the way up to 1.4, how high could I go. 1.45? I am off to bed now but I will continue trying tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
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I wouldn't go too much higher then 1.4. 1.45 is probably ok but that'd be my limit.
    
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post #5 of 10
Your chip may not be able to do 4.7, you're not going to notice any difference between 4.6 and 4.7 anyway.
Got mine set at 4.5GHz for 24/7 use, no difference to having it slightly higher.
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Mine does 4.8 stable with 1.385 actual vcore, what is your vdrop like? tho it should still be able to boot even if the vcore isn't quite enough. Mine boots at 5ghz with 1.35v, does superpi and stuff but crashes on prime95 or burntest. It may just be that you got unlucky with the chip.
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Try dropping your memory multiplier to see if you can get in at 4.7Ghz

I couldn't post past 4.6Ghz until I dropped my memory from 1866MHz to 1600Mhz, then when I lowered down to 1333MHz I got in a 5GHz. My guess is the IMC isn't particularly strong on my chip. Maybe playing with volts would help, I haven't tested much tbh.
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just out of Curiosity why do u overlock for fun hobby , or u r in need for it rendering and video 's etc...
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Originally Posted by BiG_LiG View Post

Your chip may not be able to do 4.7, you're not going to notice any difference between 4.6 and 4.7 anyway.
Got mine set at 4.5GHz for 24/7 use, no difference to having it slightly higher.

I hope this is not the case but we will soon see. wink.gif
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Mine does 4.8 stable with 1.385 actual vcore, what is your vdrop like? tho it should still be able to boot even if the vcore isn't quite enough. Mine boots at 5ghz with 1.35v, does superpi and stuff but crashes on prime95 or burntest. It may just be that you got unlucky with the chip.

I tried setting LLC to 0% and 50%. In the BIOS it says 50% is suitable for something like 4.5 - 4.8 overclocks. confused.gif
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Try dropping your memory multiplier to see if you can get in at 4.7Ghz
I couldn't post past 4.6Ghz until I dropped my memory from 1866MHz to 1600Mhz, then when I lowered down to 1333MHz I got in a 5GHz. My guess is the IMC isn't particularly strong on my chip. Maybe playing with volts would help, I haven't tested much tbh.

Thanks, I will try to lowering the memory to 1333MHz. thumb.gif
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just out of Curiosity why do u overclock for fun hobby , or u r in need for it rendering and video 's etc...

I am just overclocking for fun, Want to see how high I can get it. biggrin.gif
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Update. I finally got it running at 4.7GHz. Thanks for the suggestions. Next weekend I will try for 4.8GHz.
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