Originally Posted by Stay Puft
Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic
I wouldn't recommend that for him. He is using an Asrock motherboard which is notorious for reporting lower voltages than actual. Generally seems to report about 0.1-0.15v lower than whats actually being drawn. That said, that still is one hell of a good chip.
Actually only the extreme 4 and 6 are known to report low vcores. The oc formula doesn't
If I'm not mistaken it's every single Asrock board that does that, because it's something Asrock does in the voltage reporting algorithm they use to make it seem like all asrock boards can do the same overclock on less voltage than competitor boards. It's not a hardware issue that causes the Asrocks to be way off in voltage reporting, it's a software one, a deliberate one.
But the Extreme4, on top of an overly generous voltage read-out, is a low quality board so it actually is a bit wack. Extreme6 is a good board but not amazing so it's vcore read-out I think is a bit off too.
I said cause this is gonna be my 5th 3770k and this time I want to pick my batch number instead of relying on luck because my first 4 chips were 3232b's all randoming bought and this one is 3232a and I can now do 5ghz and run at 4.8 and my others were never able to go past 4.6ghz not because of temps but because of voltage I never wanted to go above 1.4v actually 1.35 is where I feel safe which is why I run 4.8ghz at 1.35v
Only a single handful of chips can do 5ghz on less than 1.45v, and I don't think any can do it below 1.4v. I mean my chip is an extremely good chip and it takes basically 1.5v for 5ghz, as most chips good enough to do 5 are.
Most of my ivies couldn't do 4.6 on less than 1.4v though.