Originally Posted by delavan
SIR YES SIR! All in all it's better than a shutdown failure...it almost seems made that way....well there is so many settings on these boards that I'm kinda loss. OC'ing/tweaking friendly features ahve tripled in the past 2 years it seems...my SB P67 board was simpler...
At first, I watched Jay Jay from Asus in a video...he was reaching a quick and dirty 4.6GHz at the flick of a switch (figure of speech)..only a few settings like core clock+ added vcore and BAM everything is stable in the blink of an eye...I call taurus manure on that...
It's like he said that the thousands of settings are there just because
I need somebody with a Bachelor in ASUS boards with a master in UEFI sorcery to help putting down a fail-safe OC guide to 4.5GHz
Make sure you have good cooling (top end air, or dual rad AIO water, or custom loop).
At stock speeds, set CPU Voltage to Adaptive, and leave everything AUTO.
Use HWMonitor in Windows to see what the VID and CPU VCORE voltages are (run x264 bench or Intel XTU to see what it is under load). For me, my stock VID is 1.147v. So if I add .150v, I get a VID of 1.300v, which is a load Vcore of 1.312V.
If your stock VID is 1.100v, then you will need +.200v to get around 1.3v. If its 1.200v, then you only add .100v, etc...
Use these settings.
CPU Strap - AUTO
PLL Selection - LC
Filer PLL - AUTO
BCLK - 100.0
ASUS Multi Core Enhancement - Disabled
CPU Core Ratio - Sync All Cores
1-Core Ratio Limit - 45
Min/Max Cache Ratios - AUTO
Internal PLL Overvoltage - AUTO
Memory Frequency - Depends on your ram
EPU Power Saving - Disabled
Digi VRM All Settings - AUTO
CPU Voltage - Adaptive
Add however much voltage to get to 1.300v (or thereabouts), not under turbo voltage, but add it all to the regular voltage increase setting.
Set your VDIMM based on your ram. Set your timings based on your ram.
You should be good for 4.5Ghz with that. You can add more voltage if you need it, or start lowering voltage if you don't need 1.3v.
To check for stability, I run x264 bench (wait for run 2 to start), then run Intel XTU CPU test set to 30 minutes, and run a few instances of Memtest HCI (to get memory usage up) all at the same time. After the Intel XTU 30 minutes is up, its stable, and you can close everything else. Or you can keep doing the 20x passes of x264 if you want.Edited by CTM Audi - 10/25/13 at 2:53am