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Hi I'm new to overclocking, and just recently built my pc.

The build is as follows:

-4770k cpu
-maximus hero vi mobo
-noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler
-asus 780 directcu II gpu
-corsair 860i psu
-corsair vengeance 1600 8gb x2 ram
etc

Using the 4-way optimization software thing that came with the mobo, i can get to 4.2 ghz, but after that it bsod's and im scared to now go over 4.2ghz.

Also I've not OC'd my gpu at all either out of fear (actually i did once and everything went green - had to reset and didnt oc again).

Maybe oc-ing isn't worth it, but I prefer to get max performance out of this machine.

also, is 79 degrees ok for the gpu (it's default threshold value)? also what's a good temp for the cpu? I set the threshold to 60degrees c

Thanks for any help.
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Originally Posted by Jossos View Post

Hi I'm new to overclocking, and just recently built my pc.

The build is as follows:

-4770k cpu
-maximus hero vi mobo
-noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler
-asus 780 directcu II gpu
-corsair 860i psu
-corsair vengeance 1600 8gb x2 ram
etc

Using the 4-way optimization software thing that came with the mobo, i can get to 4.2 ghz, but after that it bsod's and im scared to now go over 4.2ghz.

Also I've not OC'd my gpu at all either out of fear (actually i did once and everything went green - had to reset and didnt oc again).

Maybe oc-ing isn't worth it, but I prefer to get max performance out of this machine.

also, is 79 degrees ok for the gpu (it's default threshold value)? also what's a good temp for the cpu? I set the threshold to 60degrees c

Thanks for any help.

Ok first of all, Bsodding and seeing weird green crud all over isn't dangerous. It's dangerous when you're running things at an insane temperature or you're giving it a stupid amount of volts. Crashing isn't harming your computer. Your fear isn't really justified. Clearly auto-OC isn't working for you.

 

I strongly suggest you work systematically. That means, you overclock one thing at a time. That way when an issue occurs you know what caused it.

I also suggest you visit my thread on Haswell overclocking.
Your query doesn't even include basic info on your CPU settings so I assume you don't know how to manually OC.

 

I don't often visit this forum section per-se, I just monitor my own thread because it has enough replies as is.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-thread-with-statistics

 

Read the guide to understand the basics of what's going on and post there for any questions, we'll be glad to help. Good luck.


Edited by Darkwizzie - 9/2/13 at 2:04pm
   
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Here's what I'd recommend.

 

Go in to BIOS.

revert everything to stock

Put memory on "XMP Profile 1" (if you have that setting) OR change memory settings (timing, speed, voltage) to it's rated settings manually.

Turn off all the voltage saving features (they look like "C1E, C3, C6 Etc..") Also disable turbo boost features.

Find the Vcore of a 4770k at stock speeds. Raise the multiplier by 1.

Use intel burn test for 5 runs at normal.

If you pass, raise multiplier by 1. If you fail, raise vcore by .01

Do this till' you reach your happy place.

Then, do 15 runs of IBT at the difficulty that uses all your RAM

 

Don't be afraid of crashing. It's no big deal. just stop when your temperatures reach ~90C

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Definitely check out the thread Darwizzie posted - lots of good info in there. I would clear your CMOS and start over from the beginning. Using the auto-overclocking stuff can sometimes mess up the BIOS settings and make it hard to get a good overclock later. Clear CMOS, reset defaults, and then try running with 42 multiplier and 1.2V and see if it is stable. Then you can work on decreasing the voltage or increasing the multiplier, depending on what you find. There's no reason to turn off the power saving stuff, it works just fine with overclocked Haswells.
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