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np man we were all there once
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So, I tried to run the stress test with the setup you suggested, and I keep blue-screening.. "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"

Too much memory, right?

16GB Total Memory
~13GB available.. 13265MB x 0.9 = 11938.5 so rounded down to 11750MB to be safe.. what's the problem?

I turned the LLC off after reading a post warning that it can sometimes overcompensate and cause "Vboost".. it seems to have drastically improved temps (-20C). I'm staying just under 70C now, which I am much more comfortable with.

Vcore is still up around 1.380V

But Prime95 crashes the machine after less than a minute

Any suggestions?
   
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LLC is boosting my vcore under idle loads (0-5%).. isn't it only supposed to compensate under work loads??
   
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okay, I did some more playing around..

stable after 35mins: 4.6GHz @ 1.320V, temps under 85C

I'm satisfied for the time being, I'll stress for a full 24hrs and let you know if I have any more troubles (cross your fingers!)
   
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ugh, it keeps throttling my CPU frequency back.. I don't understand. I give up
   
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the frequency keeps bouncing around from 1.6GHz to 4.6 and the voltage is all over the place from 1.1V to 1.5

settings in AI Suite don't match BIOS settings, I don't get it. and the settings revert on every reboot.
   
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I flashed the BIOS and now it's fine.. second time I've had a BIOS get "corrupted" (or something) on two separate Z77 ASUS boards
   
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Tubes were a little yellow too.

uhm, what..?
   
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uhm, what..?

That was a bot. They posted that same thing across the whole site.
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I flashed the BIOS and now it's fine.. second time I've had a BIOS get "corrupted" (or something) on two separate Z77 ASUS boards

ASUS will hopefully be releasing a BIOS update to fix this pretty soon.
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LLC is boosting my vcore under idle loads (0-5%).. isn't it only supposed to compensate under work loads??
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I flashed the BIOS and now it's fine.. second time I've had a BIOS get "corrupted" (or something) on two separate Z77 ASUS boards

No that is normal. It boosts while doing little processes in the background.
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ugh, it keeps throttling my CPU frequency back.. I don't understand. I give up
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LLC is boosting my vcore under idle loads (0-5%).. isn't it only supposed to compensate under work loads??
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I flashed the BIOS and now it's fine.. second time I've had a BIOS get "corrupted" (or something) on two separate Z77 ASUS boards

Trust me, I know how annoying these things can be. Do you have a clear cmos button? I would just hit it and start over. Use a fixed voltage and start at a lower multiplier just so you can find where you are stable. Don't make things so complicated just yet. If you just go head first you are going to fail. Start at 4.4Ghz and just get stable and SLOWLY work your way up. I know how you feel, I tried jumping in at 4.8Ghz and it really isn't a good idea and I got no where fast. Learn your chip and it will make things easier when you are trying to go for a higher overclock.
Edited by RavageTheEarth - 3/18/13 at 9:13pm
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