Originally Posted by Jpmboy
Uh, 1.3Volts, not 1.3x multiplier. Assuming you know what you are doing, if that chip needs 1.4V for 4.5GHz, yes, RMA it. My point is not that. I'm saying you are using WAAAY too high voltage for the frequency you are running. Did you read and follow the instructions I posted in that link
? I suggest that if you get a new chip, do not immediately electrocute it. GO SLOW with increses in vcore. And, yes Ivy bridge_E will be unstable with too high voltage. (are you getting 124 bsods?)
Yes, I read the guides. I am not saying 1.3x multiplier, I was asking if you meant it needed to be @ 1.30 volts or if it is 1.3X volts (Where X can represent any number 1-9). I do not know what error codes it is outputting, because the system reboots so fast all I see is a blue flash and then its damn near right back at the windows log in screen.
I think it is clear at this point I do NOT know what I am doing, which is essentially what I've been saying all long -- I am new to overclocking, I keep saying this. . I dont know why it reboots all I have been doing is describing what is happening as simply as possible and I keep having to repeat these things because no one reads them LOL. I have tried voltages from 1.35-1.49, I am on water, temperatures are always below 70*C. Intel Burn Test fails ONLY on tests higher than standard (more ram being used, faster it fails) on some higher clocks with higher volts Cinebench wont even start (it throws the whea_uncorrectable_error but does not say WHAT the error is) Prime95 will run for an undetermined amount of time (I cant sit by the computer for 24 straight hours) I will come back to check on it and I will find the computer at the log in screen. I checked the "log" which doesn't provide any real information I can utilize it just shows all of the passed tests. I don't know what error codes its throwing (I dont know where to even look for them)
I was under the impression that if the volts were high but not too high that it would still run and still be able to do stress testing and you reduce the volts from there. What you're suggesting is the opposite, that you start from a lower volt and work up to the lowest tolerable.. At which point, I still don't even really know where to start or what Multiplier to start on. I have so many questions, should I be testing my RAM to make sure its not defective? My board has the MemOK thing on it so would that tell me if it were defective or not? Are we still saying its better to go without XMP and enter RAM timings manually??Edited by TheSwag - 3/28/14 at 11:13am