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This is my very first OC I didnt use The ASUS program I used the BIOS. I wanted to get to 4.7 or higher. How do i know when to change voltage and what not?


So as of right now it is running at 4.6MHz, I want 4.8 is it possible with my Motherboard and cpu? Build in sig Below...


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you can get to 4.8ghz with your mobo/cpu,
but youre running into to high temps looks like,
4.6ghz and 84C is about the max i would go temp wise..
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you can get to 4.8ghz with your mobo/cpu,
but youre running into to high temps looks like,
4.6ghz and 84C is about the max i would go temp wise..

How do I achieve that goal cause when i hit 4.7GHz It locks up
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How do I achieve that goal cause when i hit 4.7GHz It locks up

if it locks up, you prolly need more vcore,
if you need 1.376V vcore (cpu-z reading) for 4.6ghz,
you prolly need around 1.4V to hit 4.7ghz,
both vcores look a bit high to me to be honest tho,
what vcore did you set in bios for the 4.6ghz?
you sure thats the lowest vcore you need for that oc..
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if it locks up, you prolly need more vcore,
if you need 1.376V vcore (cpu-z reading) for 4.6ghz,
you prolly need around 1.4V to hit 4.7ghz,
both vcores look a bit high to me to be honest tho,
what vcore did you set in bios for the 4.6ghz?
you sure thats the lowest vcore you need for that oc..

I didnt mess with the vcore at all i just changed the multiplyer
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post #6 of 10
Once you get above 4.4 or so it's not a good idea to use Auto Vcore as it will normally provide a lot more voltage than you really need. You could probably lower that to 1.3%V at least, maybe even closer to 1.3V depending on the chip. that would lower your temps and give you some more room to increase the multiplier. I would try to find a lower Vcore at 4.6 and then work higher.
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So try 1.3v
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post #8 of 10
You can start at 1.3V and then if that isn't stable work it up from there. 1.3V is probably on the low side for 4.6 though, so you might want to hedge that to 1.325 or something if you want to avoid a lot of early crashes.
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I want to hit atleast 4.8
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There are a few more settings that you need to change/diable for stress testing in order to get a stable OC, it's better that you are are familiar with your Bios rather than Asus's.
Read thishttp://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end, the mobo is different, but the basis is there
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