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I'm new to overclocking and just finished my first build a couple days ago. I started with ASRock's automated overclocking, but once it hit 4.1GHz, I stopped it and manually set it to 4.0. It has been running well since then other than one random blue screen that rudely interrupted a YouTube video. I do want to ask for some help with that because I have watched a lot of YouTube since then and it has not blue screened again.

Also, in the overclocking panel within the OS, there is a field to change something like a "GT Clock" (I'm not at the computer to check the exact name). Would this be for overclocking the integrated GPU? If so, can somebody help me or link to a guide about using that feature? I am low on money and can't afford a discrete GPU, but I like to play a lot of PC games, so overclocking my graphics sounds very beneficial to me.

I am eager to find out more about the blue screen and the GT Clock, and I really don't know much, so please contribute any information you know, even if it seems simple or obvious to you.

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What else is in your system?

When you list the PSU, show the brand and model.
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What else is in your system?

When you list the PSU, show the brand and model.
PSU: Rosewill Hive 650W
Mobo: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
CPU: Intel Haswell 4670K
Cooler: Intel Stock Heatsink ((but I have good temperatures))
RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3-1600

I am most interested in the graphics overclocking, unless the blue screen is actually truly dangerous.
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Can you post the information regarding the blue screen? It is likely a memory issue, but the blue screen will tell us more. If you download "Bluescreenview" by nirsoft, you can view your bluescreen information and post it here.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Download link is at the bottom of the page.

Blyss
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Are you on the newest bios for the extreme 6? 1.4?
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Can you post the information regarding the blue screen? It is likely a memory issue, but the blue screen will tell us more. If you download "Bluescreenview" by nirsoft, you can view your bluescreen information and post it here.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Download link is at the bottom of the page.

Blyss

I'll do that as soon as I get home tonight and give you more info.
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Are you on the newest bios for the extreme 6? 1.4?

I don't know which bios I am on. I didn't think there would be an updates because I got the board when it was so new, so I have whichever bios preloaded on the board. Why do you ask?
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I'll do that as soon as I get home tonight and give you more info.
I don't know which bios I am on. I didn't think there would be an updates because I got the board when it was so new, so I have whichever bios preloaded on the board. Why do you ask?

Probably have 1.20. The same my board came with.

Grab 1.4

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z87%20Extreme6/?cat=Download&os=BIOS

Load it onto a usb thumb drive, reset UEFI defaults then update the bios

PM me or post in here after you do that and i'll help you stabilize it thumb.gif
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