Originally Posted by luckymatt
Ok fellas, finally got everything set up more or less (4770k on ASUS Maximus VI Hero, Corsair H110 closed loop watercooler - see rigs). Trying some very
basic OC to see whether I won or lost the Silicon Lottery...everything in BIOS pretty much AUTO except:
CPU Core Voltage 1.200
Core Ratio (All cores) x42 = 4.2Ghz
Max temp I've seen so far is 81°C under IntelBurnTest at High settings, 10 passes (all tests passed yay!).
(and yes I know that this is not NEARLY enough to say "stable", but it's a good starting point...if it passes, it MIGHT be stable, if it fails it definitely ain't stable....)
Good so far?
What is the FIRST bios setting y'all would try to adjust, other than core voltage, to stabilize OC once I hit the wall?
If it's your first OC go for broke and try something like x45 @ 1.2v. See if it even boots, if it does then you have an average chip. If it's stable then you have an above average chip.
For stability, first thing I would suggest is setting everything to manual baseline settings. Disable XMP, set ram to 1333. Set uncore to x34, leave uncore voltage at auto. Set vcore mode to override/manual. Do all of that before you begin overclocking.Edited by Ryude - 8/8/13 at 5:05pm