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post #1 of 10
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I cannot seem to get my cpu stable with a higher overclock. I can run my cpu at 4.4 ghz at 1.12v in prime 95 or occt for hours on end and the cpu will remain stable. However when I run a program or game such at starcraft it will crash after running for a little while. I even added even more voltage to my overclock but that did nothing for stablility. Adjusting the pll voltage doesn't seem to have helped at all. My cpu is stable at 4.0ghz at 1.0v however. Is this something I am missing? Is there another voltage or setting that I need to adjust?
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Hard to suggest things without knowing your rig.
You can fill it out and get it in your posts here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig

Which mobo, which gpu (is it oced), offset or manual voltage, what exactly do mean by "crash", etc.?
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oh forgot about that.

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OK, what does crash mean? The computer has a BSOD, the game says it has a problem or it freezes, or what exactly?

This only happens in games no where else, all games or certain ones? Is the gpu overclocked, are you sure that it is stable?

Did you follow a guide for the overclocking of your chip? Here is one for your mobo:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/complete-overclocking-guide-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-asrock-edition
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I dont get a BSOD what ever program it happens to be just closes and give some sort of error message. My gpu is not overclocked at the moment and I know it is not that. It has happened outside of games in programs such as skype.
post #6 of 10
So it shouldn't be the gpu, did you say that you can run everything perfectly all the time with no problems at 4.0? Did you use 4.0 long enough to know for sure it was stable? I ask because you wan to see if it is really an oc issue or something else.

Did you follow an oc guide? Not sure your level of expertise, so if you are not experienced you really need to follow a guide and make sure all the bios settings are correct.
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I was running 4.0ghz for about a week as i needed some replacement parts for my h80 cooler and was stuck with the stock cooler. I am also new to intel. I have always used amd and am coming from an amd 8150 which i had overclocked to 4.6ghz.

I think all of my bios settings are correct. The only thing I need to change is my load line calibration from 1 to 2 or 3 and maybe using offset mode instead of just setting the voltage to what I want. I don't think that these changes would fix this issue. Do you have any suggestions?
post #8 of 10
Having your LLC set correctly is crucial to overclocking, it sets the level of vdroop and thus the voltage sent to the chip while under load. I don't have an asrock mobo so I can't tell you what your settings should be, but the guide I linked should have everything you need.

If you are not positive every bios setting is optimized for overclocking my best advice is to read and follow the guide, and if you still have issues after that you can post questions there.
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duh , why are you trying to overclock your cpu with that low voltage ?
i bet you cpu stock VID value for 3.9 ghz is higher then 1.12V , then why to overclock with even lower voltage ?
prime is bs , you can run prime for hours or days , thats not an indicator that your system is stable .
the only thing it shows , is that your cpu can happily look for prime numbers at 4.4ghz and 1.12V .
post #10 of 10
Yea most ivies just aren't good overclockers. If your chip is binned like most ivies, 1.12v is wayyy too low for 4.4ghz. My last 2 chips required over 1.3v for 4.4ghz (yes, they were very very bad). Most ivies can't do more than 4.5-4.6ghz on less than 1.45v.

Are you doing proper prime95 tests? Version 27.9, and using custom blend and using 80%+ available ram, and increasing prime95 priority? Are you running it for 24 hours? Being able to pass just a few hours doesn't mean anything, I can run some insanely unstable settings and pass just a few hours of prime95 (5ghz@1.4v, 2600mhz ram as opposed to 1.5v and 2400mhz). Wont come close to going to 24 hours though.

Setting your LLC shouldnt limit your overclock, all LLC does is deal with the nuances of voltage that you most likely will not be able to see in software (especially with a board like the extreme6). The idea is that by using the right LLC setting, you can be stable on a lower voltage than with a different LLC. For example, on my current 5ghz clock, I can use.27vExtreme LLC, +.285vTurboLLC, or +.34vHigh LLC to be stable, but Extreme at 2.7ghz is over 1.51v in a Digital Multimeter, and .34High LLC is like 5.22v in the multimeter. But in software, .285+Turbo reads as the highest when in reality it's the lowest.

All of this is really quibbling over something like .08v (as in, +.280 Turbo is unstable for me), I can still do 5ghz at about 1.5v, it's just by using a multimeter, I can determine which LLC setting is best for my overclock (that and higher LLC generally generates more heat for the same voltage). I'm pretty sure most people don't even bother to try to figure out what is the lowest voltage they need to the .05v level though, so worst case scenario by using a different LLC setting you might use 0.1v over that what you'd need otherwise. You really can't determine what LLC setting is best unless you have a digital multimeter, but generally Medium-High for 4.4-4.5ghz and High (or 2nd to last setting, not sure what it is on asrock, it's turbo on gigabyte boards) on higher overclocks.

That, and make sure that Enable PLL Overvoltage option is checked off.

But based on what you said, it sounds like you didn't run a full 24 hour prime95 test so what your 'stable' overclock isn't really stable, and you see that by crashing in starcraft2 right away. I doubt that overclock would pass 24 hours of prime95. Your voltages sound low for a bad chip too, you might just have a bad chip like most of us do. For 4.3ghz I needed 1.33v....
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