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I am trying to overclock my i7 870 to 4.0ghz. but I am running into a weird issue.

Whenever I get a BSOD from being unstable I get conflicting information.

The actual BSOD itself is a 101 code (meaning more core voltage)

but when I get into windows it says 124 code (meaning more VTT voltage is needed)

Any ideas on what I should be believing?

I have the asus P7P55D-E Deluxe (specs in sig under Lynn) and I have tried for 200x20 and 167x24 to reach 4ghz and on both I run into this issue.

So what do I believe?

This is my first time OCing a first gen i7/i5 cpu ever.
Edited by gooface - 1/6/14 at 5:39pm
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Ok so first, I am going to explain that this is my first time ever overclocking a first gen i5 or i7 cpu. so I am not sure what to expect at all for volts for my settings. The main thing throwing me off though is the BSOD codes arent matching up like I said in the OP. These settings give me 4 hours of stability on prime95 with 6gb of ram used on blend.

Here are my settings (I am trying to get 4ghz stable):





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try an odd multi like 21 or 23?

also up your imc a bit more & pch voltage a notch too

what is the load line calibration setting it to on auto? could try that to on a higher level?

everything else looks around where it wants to be
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So,

What I am testing right now is (different from my old settings):

Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode [ON]
I then Raised IMC and PCH up by one notch.
then I enabled LLC and disabled both PCIE and CPU Spread Spectrum.
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so I got another BSOD this morning, so I upped the core volts to see if it helps by one more notch (BSOD code 101)

windows event log still says 124 though.. I dont get it. why do they say 2 different things?
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so I got 4ghz stable for 12 hours Prime (good enough for me) but I would like to lower those temps, any suggestions on what volts or settings I should change first to do that? I am not sure I need that much VTT voltage for starters.





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temps look fine to me!

im sure you will get there with stability eventually? you just have to play around with it. id try an odd multi if you still have problems.

if your still having bsod's I suggest trying an odd multi & raising the volts in small increments on the imc/pch, does your board support offset mode volts on the CPU vcore?

what psu are you using on this rig?
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Its pretty stable (12 hours prime without crashing once and I ended the test because it seemed stable) so no BSOD's.

Yeah, it supports the offset voltage function.

Edit: my PSU is in my sig under Lynn.
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I know you prob wont bother now that your getting the 4ghz stable. your board may not be too good @ it either?
but try offset overclocking with speedstep on! in my experience sometimes some cpu/mb do better overclocking in offset mode than manual mode.

well at least for first gen i7's anyway.

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