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Intel i5 4670k can only overclock to 3600mhz

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I'm a newbie when it comes to overclocking so I downloaded ASUS AI Suite and in TurboV Tweakers I ran the "Extreme" test to see how far my CPU can be pushed. As it turns out I get a blue screen of death after only overclocking it MORE then 3600mhz. This can't be right. Allot of CPU's can be pushed much further then that. I know cooling plays an big part of overclocking but my tempertures seems to be pretty good ( idle its around 28C ) so why is it already maxing out at 3600mhz? Is there any setting(s) that would help stability while overclocking? I know I must be doing something wrong. Hopefully someone with allot more experience on this subject can help me out a bit. Thanks
post #2 of 8
you need to bump up the voltage in the bios.
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Yeah don't use the AI Suite for overclocking. Definitely set it in the bios. The only thing I've ever used the AI Suite for was reducing one of my customer's overclock remotely when I couldn't get their bios, and even then it blew chunks at saving the settings correctly.


Some of the motherboards have overclocking profiles you might be able to use to automatically adjust settings for a certain overclock. If you are scared of touching things even after reviewing a guide you can always try one of those.
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Welcome to OCN!

And to better assist you should tell us your full system

BUT Pump up the voltage! Just try 1.23v and see how high you can get with that smile.gif
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Welcome to OCN!

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BUT Pump up the voltage! Just try 1.23v and see how high you can get with that smile.gif
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Before you bump up any voltage I hope you have a good aftermarket cooler on your cpu.
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Don't start overclocking when you don't know what your doing. read up on guides on how to clock Haswell. They are all over. LinusTechTips has one on youtube, and Newegg TV has one. Its essentially like Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge, with a few other things to look out for. But I can't stress it enough, don't go changing **** till you actually know what you are doing.

Also your temps at idle don't matter the slightest bit. You need to run Prime95 or AIDA64 new one for Haswell that uses the new instruction sets, and then Realtemp, or Coretemp to check temperatures at load. You should not try to overclock unless you have a good after market cooler, or AIO liquid cooling system. Haswell is hotter then Ivy.
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