Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › My first real overclock, would appreciate feedback by those more seasoned then myself.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My first real overclock, would appreciate feedback by those more seasoned then myself.

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
-Hardware Specs-
Mobo: ASRock z75 Pro3
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60i w/ Shroud(fan spacer)
GPU: XFX/Amd Radeon HD7850 (1ghz OC)
PSU: Corsair CX600
Case: Antec 300

Got my Pro3 & 3570k in the mail about a week ago now, tried to just run stock speeds until i needed more but that K on the end of the skew is worse than heroin lol. Anyway, been browsing around overclock.net and ended up following a guide I found and coupled that method with other things I saw and read elsewhere. I am pretty sure these numbers are fairly decent but I think I might as well run them by the community as a just in case kind of thing:





The only thing that concerns me is my power limits. From what I read there isnt any reason for them not to be maxxed when OCing other than going green. Please correct me if i am wrong.

I'm currently in the middle of my one hour stability test and if it passes I plan on letting it run overnight while i sleep (8-10hrs) Ambient temps when the screenshot was taken were around 25.5c. Hopefully I'm not doing this wrong smile.gif. Any feedback, tips or comments are much appreciated!
Edited by Kylamity - 8/22/13 at 12:02am
post #2 of 9
Looks good! thumb.gif I would make sure your auto-shut off is enabled for temperature, in case something goes wrong during sleeping, stranger things have happened.
Valiance
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 1.4 [4.8Ghz | HT On] ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev. 3.1 EVGA GTX 980Ti @ 1450/1905 8GB Ripjaw X @ 2133 @ 9-11-11-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[OCZ Vertex 4 128GB] - [Corsair Force 3 90GB x2... [Crucial M4 128GB] - [Samsung 840 Pro 256GB] Corsair H80 Hydro 2x Corsair AF120s | 2x SP120s 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Dell 19" 1440x900 [75Hz] Toshiba 24" LED | 1920x1080 BenQ XL2410T [120Hz] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 [Mechanical] /CM Quickfire Rapid [B... SeaSonic X-750 Corsair 500R Feenix Nascita 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
Valiance
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 1.4 [4.8Ghz | HT On] ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev. 3.1 EVGA GTX 980Ti @ 1450/1905 8GB Ripjaw X @ 2133 @ 9-11-11-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[OCZ Vertex 4 128GB] - [Corsair Force 3 90GB x2... [Crucial M4 128GB] - [Samsung 840 Pro 256GB] Corsair H80 Hydro 2x Corsair AF120s | 2x SP120s 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Dell 19" 1440x900 [75Hz] Toshiba 24" LED | 1920x1080 BenQ XL2410T [120Hz] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 [Mechanical] /CM Quickfire Rapid [B... SeaSonic X-750 Corsair 500R Feenix Nascita 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Are you referring to the 105c TJmax Threshold? If so yea its enabled smile.gif In fact i don't understand why there is even an option to turn it off on motherboards.
post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kylamity View Post

Are you referring to the 105c TJmax Threshold? If so yea its enabled smile.gif In fact i don't understand why there is even an option to turn it off on motherboards.
Yes I was, on my AMD system it hit a toasty 90 some odd degree temperature before I realized it. CPU still ran just fine and is still running this day, better to be safe and sorry though.

I don't have a board with power limits in my BIOS options, hopefully someone that has a board or is familiar with those comes along.
Edited by NateST - 8/22/13 at 12:18am
Valiance
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 1.4 [4.8Ghz | HT On] ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev. 3.1 EVGA GTX 980Ti @ 1450/1905 8GB Ripjaw X @ 2133 @ 9-11-11-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[OCZ Vertex 4 128GB] - [Corsair Force 3 90GB x2... [Crucial M4 128GB] - [Samsung 840 Pro 256GB] Corsair H80 Hydro 2x Corsair AF120s | 2x SP120s 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Dell 19" 1440x900 [75Hz] Toshiba 24" LED | 1920x1080 BenQ XL2410T [120Hz] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 [Mechanical] /CM Quickfire Rapid [B... SeaSonic X-750 Corsair 500R Feenix Nascita 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
Valiance
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 1.4 [4.8Ghz | HT On] ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev. 3.1 EVGA GTX 980Ti @ 1450/1905 8GB Ripjaw X @ 2133 @ 9-11-11-28 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
[OCZ Vertex 4 128GB] - [Corsair Force 3 90GB x2... [Crucial M4 128GB] - [Samsung 840 Pro 256GB] Corsair H80 Hydro 2x Corsair AF120s | 2x SP120s 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Dell 19" 1440x900 [75Hz] Toshiba 24" LED | 1920x1080 BenQ XL2410T [120Hz] 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K90 [Mechanical] /CM Quickfire Rapid [B... SeaSonic X-750 Corsair 500R Feenix Nascita 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
so my 10 hour prime 95 test went through without error, but I am having issues with day to day use (when cpu isnt at max clock) my instinct is to push the additional turbo voltage up another notch but im unsure if i should instead do that with the offset. Any ideas?
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kylamity View Post

so my 10 hour prime 95 test went through without error, but I am having issues with day to day use (when cpu isnt at max clock) my instinct is to push the additional turbo voltage up another notch but im unsure if i should instead do that with the offset. Any ideas?

back when i had my asrock z77 and i5 3570k, if my cpu was unstable under light load or no load, i would bump the offset vcore a tiny notch as that would raise your cpu voltage overall (whether it's at 0% load or 100% load), however, the "additional turbo voltage" adds voltage only when the CPU kicks in your turbo multiplier.

so if it's having problems just browsing the web and etc, bump the CPU voltage offset so you can give it some more juice when your CPU is not using its' turbo multiplier, however, you will still your cpu voltage rise when you put the CPU under load (p95, gaming, and other CPU heavy programs).

P95 is a awesome stress tester and can tell you that your overclock is stable, but, it can end up crashing in games or even day to day use as you say. i'd say stress test with P95 for an hour or 2 then open your most used games/programs, if it doesn't crash all the while you are doing this, you should be alright.

as for myself, i use a very short amount of AIDA64 stress test, then it's straight to Battlefield 3 for me. If it doesn't crash or give me WHEA errors during about 2-3 hours of gaming on a 64 player server, imo, it's stable.

although, it could be a completely different story for you, i haven't had a single crash yet with my overclock @ 4.5ghz on my i7 3770k since day 1 smile.gif

hope it helps biggrin.gif
Current Rig 2013
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k @ 4.6GHz Asus Maximus V Extreme Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Samsung Wonder Ram 2x4GB @ 2400MHz CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung HD103SJ / 1TB 7200RPM OCZ Vertex 3 90GB Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB Cooler Master TPC 812 Push/Pull 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Professional Samsung Syncmaster 27" SA550H -2ms Response Time- ASUS VG248QE 144hz 1ms Razer BlackWidow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX600M 80+ Bronze Certified Zalman Z9 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK Mass 
Audio
Focusrite Forte 
  hide details  
Reply
Current Rig 2013
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 3770k @ 4.6GHz Asus Maximus V Extreme Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Samsung Wonder Ram 2x4GB @ 2400MHz CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung HD103SJ / 1TB 7200RPM OCZ Vertex 3 90GB Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB Cooler Master TPC 812 Push/Pull 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Professional Samsung Syncmaster 27" SA550H -2ms Response Time- ASUS VG248QE 144hz 1ms Razer BlackWidow 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair CX600M 80+ Bronze Certified Zalman Z9 Roccat Kone XTD Steel Series QCK Mass 
Audio
Focusrite Forte 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kylamity View Post

so my 10 hour prime 95 test went through without error, but I am having issues with day to day use (when cpu isnt at max clock) my instinct is to push the additional turbo voltage up another notch but im unsure if i should instead do that with the offset. Any ideas?
Overclock is best tested not at night, but while being at your computer, doing stuff you usually do. Loading programs, watching videos, light gaming. All that stuff: splash screens/flash plugin/sound drivers/even typing in word can cause crashes while running synthetic testing.
Get heaviest stress tool, in this case linpack, and run your modified overclock again while using your pc.thumb.gif
post #8 of 9
Good OC and mainly good temps! Leave it where is at now if you like it, then OC the heck out of it later down the road. So far so good smile.gif

If you want to check for stability AND do something worth while at the same time, download Folding at Home and fold for team 37726 (OCN)

You'll be benefiting medical research, contributing to OCN, and testing your system for stability smile.gif
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr1hm 
so if it's having problems just browsing the web and etc, bump the CPU voltage offset so you can give it some more juice when your CPU is not using its' turbo multiplier, however, you will still your cpu voltage rise when you put the CPU under load (p95, gaming, and other CPU heavy programs).
Exactly what I was thinking, and exactly what has seemed to work! Two days now and it hasn't hung at all. Though while i was playing BF3 with cpu @ 4.4ghz it did crash so i bumped the turbo up another notch and it has cleared up now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by t0tum 
Overclock is best tested not at night, but while being at your computer, doing stuff you usually do. Loading programs, watching videos, light gaming. All that stuff: splash screens/flash plugin/sound drivers/even typing in word can cause crashes while running synthetic testing.
Get heaviest stress tool, in this case linpack, and run your modified overclock again while using your pc.
I had that thought cross my mind after I ran my overnight test. So lately I have been doing a larger amount of multitasking than normal and it seems to be ok now. Note to self though... stress testing while Im sleeping might not be the best way to test stability, but it is however the best way to turn my bedroom into an oven by morning! XD

Quote:
Originally Posted by lacrossewacker 
Good OC and mainly good temps! Leave it where is at now if you like it, then OC the heck out of it later down the road. So far so good smile.gif
If you want to check for stability AND do something worth while at the same time, download Folding at Home and fold for team 37726 (OCN)

You'll be benefiting medical research, contributing to OCN, and testing your system for stability smile.gif
I probably will OC it as far as i possibly can in the future(for the experience and practice if nothing else). But as for now i don't see a reason to push it much further. As for the folding at home thing, i think that is an amazing idea! And though im pretty much done with all of my testing i will more than likely refer friends to it!


I really appreciate all the input and tips from you guys, I definitely should spend more time browsing around overclock.net. Seems to be a pretty great community.biggrin.gif Keep up the good work! -Kyle
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
  • My first real overclock, would appreciate feedback by those more seasoned then myself.
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › My first real overclock, would appreciate feedback by those more seasoned then myself.