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which option did you leave enabled?

Cool and quiet. I'm playing with the FSB and Multiplier ATM. 18.5 multi and 254 FSB at 1.40v. Will test here shortly. Updated my BIOS to the current one.

4.825 is what I'm currently at with 18.5 x 260. Temps hit 55 during IBT. I'm not gonna try to go higher.
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post #12 of 18
overclocking if your new to it may seem a bit intimidating, keep in mind that reaching a high speed on the chip does not mean its stable, i can tinker around at 5.0 ghz all day but i cant stress test it without a pc freeze. and noticed a slight performance drop from 4.6 ghz to 4.8.

so its all about finding the sweet spot on your cpu, on my 4170 it was 4.6 ghz .



post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by DevinR View Post

overclocking if your new to it may seem a bit intimidating, keep in mind that reaching a high speed on the chip does not mean its stable, i can tinker around at 5.0 ghz all day but i cant stress test it without a pc freeze. and noticed a slight performance drop from 4.6 ghz to 4.8.

so its all about finding the sweet spot on your cpu, on my 4170 it was 4.6 ghz .

*snip*

I haven't messed around with overclocking in a while, I was thinking about trying to mess around and get my 4170 higher.

But if you're sweet spot on a 4170 is 4.6 and that's what I have, I might just leave things the way they are--or at least save the profile on my BIOS before I try messing around further biggrin.gif

Just noticed that your voltage was super low (1.020) but your max was 1.572. Interesting.

My voltage is at 1.365 but it doesn't go above 1.46.
post #14 of 18
hello,
might be of help, but disable APM or application power management in bios as well, it causes throttling due it setting the voltages when changing clocks, but if your voltage is running off-set you can enable cool and quiet and still get it to down clock while idle and you can set your multiplier up to where you want it.
post #15 of 18
I have a similar problem. Anytime I try to overclock at all it heats up incredibly fast then it down throttles the voltage to cool down. The cpu stutters incredibly bad while trying to do anything. Any help would be great. I've been struggling with this for a while.
post #16 of 18
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I have a similar problem. Anytime I try to overclock at all it heats up incredibly fast then it down throttles the voltage to cool down. The cpu stutters incredibly bad while trying to do anything. Any help would be great. I've been struggling with this for a while.

First off, we need way more info. Build your rig on rigbuilder and put it in your sig.

What's your voltage? What cooler are you using, and if it's stock then you shouldn't be even trying to overclock.

If you are overclocking get an aftermarket cooler.

Check if your heatsink/cooler is seated properly, try cleaning off and reapplying TIM and seating it properly.

Step up the voltage incrementally. Start with a low voltage and set a reasonable clock speed, then increase the clock speed until it becomes unstable. Once it starts crashing, increase voltage a small amount and repeat the process.

Once you've done that and you're close to a voltage cap / a clock speed you're happy with, run some stability tests and keep keep either lowering clock speeds/increasing voltage until it's stable.

This thread is also a key place to look for info:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1348623/amd-bulldozer-and-piledriver-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboard


Definitely the first place to look.

Good luck!
post #17 of 18
I have set up all my rig info and everything. I just made an account today right before i posted so had nothing ready.

The voltage is set at 1.35 by default. I replaced the stock cooler with a cooler master hyper 612 pwa because the stock cooler stopped working shortly after buying the CPU.

I have tried removing the cooler and resetting it but it didn't help. Temps are fine at stock voltage and MHz but if changed any higher the CPU heats up and throttles down when it hits the mid 60'sC. I watch the MHz and Vcore drop drastically when this happens. While gaming this is a major problem. The framerate his zero until the CPU is cooled off again and slower moves up. After I get continuous stuttering until i revert back to default settings and reboot. I can find no way to stop this. I have tried to turn off all power saving settings in the bios as well as in Windows.

Thanks for providing the guide to overclocking for me, I'm going to try it out as well and see if it helps doing it that way.

I've just about given up on this processor and i'm extremely disappointed in it's performance. I'm stumped. Thanks for all the help.
post #18 of 18
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I haven't messed around with overclocking in a while, I was thinking about trying to mess around and get my 4170 higher.

But if you're sweet spot on a 4170 is 4.6 and that's what I have, I might just leave things the way they are--or at least save the profile on my BIOS before I try messing around further biggrin.gif

Just noticed that your voltage was super low (1.020) but your max was 1.572. Interesting.

My voltage is at 1.365 but it doesn't go above 1.46.


the only reason my voltage was set that way was to hit the 5 ghz mark but at 4.6 i keep my voltage at 1.425 and i find that it doesnt get hot at all. 4.6 stable for a year never over 45 degrees cel. i feel good about that
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