Originally Posted by sLpFhaWK
I was in the BIOS and I changed the gear ratio to 1.25 and saved and exited the bios, the PC then restarted but 1st powered off and automatically cycled the power then just hung a black screen. Im guessing because of the OC the cpu wasn't getting enough voltage and thats why it wouldn't post.
ok before i got the evo 212 i did some research and it came highly praised for cooling to money ratio. i really wanted the h100i but i couldn't justify the 120 bux it costs to buy for such a slight OC unless you guys say otherwise because I know the cooler the better but i've never used any type of Water Cooling before, i'd like to but just not at this time.
i will get that program and monitor my temps with that. hopefully i'll get a better reading!
ok my bclk was only running at 99.70 so i changed it to 100.03 in the bios and now its running faster and cpuz is reporting that change so thats good to know, as for voltages in the 1st post he gives basic templates.
Gear ratio shouldn't be adjusted for air-cooled setups--Sin mentioned this somewhere in this thread. That's probably why it rebooted. EVO 212 is a solid cooler; it'll get you, I would imagine, 60% to 80% of the OC capability of your chip. Random numbers, but you get the idea. BCLK doesn't matter; it's basically 100MHz, but if it makes you feel better, sure, you can up/down adjust a bit.
OK, your uncore: set that one *below* stock. I think Sin's guide assumes you have a 35x multi chip, like the i7-4770K. So, if you have 35, set 34. If you have a 34, set 33.
Sorry, but it's hard to see that last picture. You said Ring voltage was 1.200, but the picture shows 1.050V? What do you mean, "running at 1.05v is set max to 1.2v"? It can only be one value.
4.2GHz @ 1.250 vcore is normal. If it's stable, good job!
I finally got mine stable. Here is what worked:
I mistakenly stated earlier that increasing my VRIN voltage let me lower my Vcore: incorrect!
I thought it did, but I didn't test for long enough. Here are the final settings, same as the last line in that chart:
Core Multiplier: 44x
VCore: 1.365V (this could be lowered, but temps are great)
VRIN: 1.900V (this could be lowered, but temps are great)
XMP: Off (I'll try enabling this later)
Average load: 66C
75th percentile: 70C
99th percentile: 79C