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Not true. Sandy and Ivy chips overclock just fine with all the power saving features on. The only time you might run into trouble is with an offset voltage, where disabling C3 and C6 can help prevent idle lockups.

O ok I'm sorry for the wrong info. redface.gif I remember getting lock ups but I must have had the off set on. Thanks for the clarification.
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post #12 of 33
Yeah, offset is a little trickier, especially if you end up running a negative offset.
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Here's one of the best guides around (using a gigabyte mobo too):
Ivy Bridge Overclocking Guide
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I did a 6 hour Prime 95 test but when I have CPU-Z running it locks up my system. If I turn off CPU-Z it works fine.
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Make sure you test with Intel Burn Test too, it is the ultimate stresser!
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what do you recommend I use to monitor the temps and such? How did my voltage look?
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I recommend Real Temp, it's awesome, and those voltages are fine (same as mine) thumb.gif
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Thanks. if i'm monitoring temps when should I start being concerned? Currently after a few hours of Prime95 they reach 70c at 4.2Ghz, I was thinking of going up to 4.5Ghz but didn't know what to watch for in temps.
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I recommend Real Temp, it's awesome, and those voltages are fine (same as mine) thumb.gif

does this sound about right? however you shouldn’t go above 85-90C load when overclocking. so if I go for 4.5Ghz and the temps stay under 80c-85c I should be fine?
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does this sound about right? however you shouldn’t go above 85-90C load when overclocking. so if I go for 4.5Ghz and the temps stay under 80c-85c I should be fine?
80-85c is quite high...
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