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I read the overclocking guide for the gigabyte z87/haswell guide and my computer seems to be running "ok", I say this because I don't quite understand what "stable" means. I'm assuming it means the temperatures stay at a safe level. Here are my specs:

Asus Z87-Pro
i5 4670k 3.4ghz
8gb ram 1600ghz CL9
EVGA Geforce GTX 760 Superclocked

I used the numbers in the guide to set the following:

Multiplier: 45
Voltage: 1.22
Core Voltage Input: 1.62
Uncore: 44
RAM Speed: 1600ghz
Ram Volt: 1.600

I did not change any other settings in the BIOS except for the ones stated above yet. Honestly, the guide just really confuses me as I'm not familiar with overclocking or the verbage. These settings gave me these temperatures:

Idle 45-48 Celsius
Max Underload: 80-85 Celsius

Am I on the right track? I'm really confused as to how to gauge how my computer is running. What does stable mean? Do these settings look good if I'm going for a 4.5ghz OC?
Edited by vluan57 - 7/20/13 at 12:32pm
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I read the overclocking guide for the gigabyte z87/haswell guide and my computer seems to be running "ok", I say this because I don't quite understand what "stable" means. I'm assuming it means the temperatures stay at a safe level. Here are my specs:

Asus Z87-Pro
i5 4670k 3.4ghz
8gb ram 1600ghz CL9
EVGA Geforce GTX 760 Superclocked

I used the numbers in the guide to set the following:

Multiplier: 45
Voltage: 1.22
Core Voltage Input: 1.62
Uncore: 44
RAM Speed: 1600ghz
Ram Volt: 1.600

I did not change any other settings in the BIOS except for the ones stated above yet. Honestly, the guide just really confuses me as I'm not familiar with overclocking or the verbage. These settings gave me these temperatures:

Idle 45-48 Celsius
Max Underload: 80-85 Celsius

Am I on the right track? I'm really confused as to how to gauge how my computer is running. What does stable mean? Do these settings look good if I'm going for a 4.5ghz OC?

 

 

A stable system would be a system that's not prone to crash(BSOD) etc.

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Am I on the right track? I'm really confused as to how to gauge how my computer is running. What does stable mean? Do these settings look good if I'm going for a 4.5ghz OC?

Stable means, as said above, something reliable and not prone to crashes.
Your numbers look fine, but have you tested them, run any stress tests?
You need to make sure your system can handle the settings you've given it, each motherboard and chip overclocks differently, some have a better run in the "silicon lottery" than others.
Run a stress test, monitor your temperatures and VCore and make adjustments accordingly.
If you can run a stress test for a good amount of time in a safe temperature then i would call it 'Stable' Just my two cents here biggrin.gif
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Hi vluan57

A stable system means one that is overclocked but has been tested and found to be working ok and shouldnt crash or blue screen of death (BSOD).

You can never be 100% stable, but a lot of people on here, myself included, believe that being able to pass 12 hours of a prime95 (software that pushes your CPU to maximum load) torture test is as good a guarantee of being stable as you are likely to see.

Im not sure what core voltage input is, I dont have that setting with my ivy bridge cpu, but the rest of your settings look ok. YOu said your not sure if your pc is running right, I would download prime95 and begin a torture test.

If you need help check out the 2500k overclocking guide in my signature, its the same stress test for sandy/ivy bridge/haswell. It tells you what to do if your system is not stable (more oftan than not increase cpu core voltage).

Also 85c is quite warm, I would say you wouldnt want to go any higher than that.
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