Originally Posted by The Storm
I have had my 4770k sitting on my desk for several days now along with my GSkill Trident X 4X4 2400's but no motherboard yet. I guess I will be waiting awhile for the ASUS Maximus VI formula to release, bummer.
Oh BTW, mine is batch # L311B so hopefully I have one of the better ones? fingers crossed, its a shame I wont know for quite some time until asus gets there act together and gets these boards out.
My batch number is the same - I think I have a slightly better (but not by much) than average chip?
At 1.3V, I was able to boot into Windows at 4.8 GHz but BSOD under stress. 4.9 GHz locks up at the Windows loading screen. I was actually running stable for hours at 4.7 GHz with 1.27-1.28 V. Then I tried to dial it back to 1.25 V and it was a no-go. Now when I try running 4.7 at those same voltages, Prime95 bsods it almost right away. Even 1.31 V won't stabilize it long enough.
It looks like 4.6 GHz is the wall for me unless I raise Vcore even more. It doesn't seem worth it to me though - I'm able to get 4.6 stable with a much lower ~1.22-1.25 V. Now I'm trying to stabilize my IMC so I can get my rated 2400 MHz ram speed.
I'm going to stress/stability test a lot longer though - I've had stuff go stable for a few hours but fail overnight.