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Playing around with my recently acquired 3770k.

I'm an old hand at the older Sandy Bridge chips (had many over the last couple of years)but haven't mucked about much with the 3770k.

For an inital run, set vcore to 1.20, RAM to 1600mhz at 1.5, PLL at 1.8, turned off all thermal, speedstep, C state etc. Multi set to 43x, no change to base over 100.

Here is an initial IBT pass. My H80i fans on balanced (may change to performance to see what it looks like).

Should I attempt lower than 1.2 for stability? I was expecting the H80i to perform a bit better (mind you room ambient is 25c currently).

My goal is 4.3-4.5 on a day to day basis (with HT on).

Thanks

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Moved down to 1.18. Made a bit of a difference in maximum temps. I wonder how low I can get stable at 4.3?

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post #3 of 3
There are plenty of threads for guides to overclocking Ivy Bridge chips....

Like this one...

...or this one...

Unless you're going past 4.5, there's not a lot of point playing with any of the other voltages (or other settings)...to see how good your chip is, I'd set VCore to 1.2, multiplier to 45 and see if it's stable at 4.5 GHz....if it is, job done (as you mentioned u wanted to get 4.3-4.5)...if not drop multi to 44 (then 43 if still not stable) before raising voltage

cheers, krs
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