Originally Posted by OilCountry99
How are you achieving this clock? Via the ai suite, or tweaked in bios/uefi? Trying to establish a baseline for comparison but I am using the i5:4670k. No matter which way I clock it, I am getting inconsistent results with cpu-z.
Cooling : seidon 240m (push/pull)
Ram: corsair vengeance pro 8gb (1600mhz)
Hero has latest bios (7xxx)
I assume you're referring to me, if so, I use the UEFI Bios to set the overclock. AISuiteIII is great, but upon reboot my OC settings don't save, but then again its probably my fault for not looking for a way to.
What do you mean you're getting inconsistent results via CPU-Z? Voltage change could be due to Power Phases, try extreme for the least Vdroop. However, I noticed CPU-Z was reporting .005 more than I set in the bios which was also reflected in Aida64, possibly a reporting method discrepancy. For example: CPU-Z 1.20, Aida and UEFI 1.195.
However, if your clock speed is changing, it could be due to power saving modes you inadvertently initiated. I suggest reading the ROG UEFI overclock method, but for speed's sake try changing only the multiplier and sync all cores, and also change the voltage manually so the motherboard doesn't over-volt your CPU.
Finally, you could just have an average or slightly underperforming CPU chip, which is known to happen. This is the reason I listed the batch number on my CPU, more often than not CPUs from a batch with known overclocking potential tend to be great, in my case I hit the "silicon lottery".
Hope this helps, I'm sure others here who are far more knowledgeable than me can help you too if this didn't.