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First of all I been following this forum for awhile but I've always been way to lazy to register and follow a forum. I work a lot, and have a lot of other stuff going on. Anyway I just built myself a new PC. I have had AMD/Intel both. Prior to this system I had a Q6600 on the 780i board from EVGA. I owned a 660 TI from EVGA as well. I had this system up until a month ago. I had planned to build myself a new system anyway but my buddy beat me to it. He had me build him a haswell 4770 (non K) from parts we got at the local PC store here. He insisted to buy it from them rather then wait for newegg. He spent more money but I wasn't going to argue with him. Anyway his old system was a Q8200 on a Asus P45 board. It had DDR3 opposed to mine having DDR2. I decided to use his stuff and see if I could get a performance boost in BF4, and to my surprise his system at stock clocks (2.33GHz) got me a nice 35-60 FPS on medium settings paired with my 660 TI. Keep in mind my Q6600 had been overclocked to 3.6GHz at a insane voltage 1.58. I did have the H70 cooler from corsair and it ran cool enough. I had it like this for years without issue. I just couldn't believe that this system was so much faster so I managed to overclock it to 3.14GHz with a very small voltage increase, and it handled it perfect.. Didn't help much for BF4 but it did with other games. I decided to upgrade anyway and I built myself a whole new system.

Here are my specs now
4770K stock at the moment
Corsair H80i CPU Cooler
Gigabyte Sniper Z87
8GB of G.Skill with XMP of 2400MHz which I am running at.
PNY 780 GTX Ref Design
250GB Samsung SSD
2x 1TB Seagate Sata 6Gbps Harddrives
1x 500GB seagate harddrive
and the NZXT Phantom Green


My question is I build this system and I told myself I wasn't going to overclock, and really I honestly do not have a real reason to other then just because I can. Yet here I am wanting to do it just so I know I can, and how much I can get out of it with this setup. I kicked myself for buying the 4770K because I read the reviews stating it lacked a few new technologies that the non K had, and apparently when the developers begin to use it, those processors will get a huge leap in performance. I know it has something to do with HT. Anyway I did get the K. Now I want to O/C and I haven't touched even the video card just because I wanna see what I can get out of the CPU. I had read/heard horror stories of people frying their chips.
So with the guide on here pulled up I made a choice to overclock. I figured I'd try for 4.6 I know that is a little high but I have had good luck out of going high and going down from there. So i set the CPU Core Ratio to 4.6 disabled turbo entirely, on my board I think normal means stock, so I changed the voltages that I wanted to stay where they were to Normal. I bumped my CPU voltage to 1.2 right out the door. I was able to post but BSOD on trying to get into Windows. I quickly went back into the Bios, and while trying to change stuff back to stock it froze. I managed to get back in after a reset and change stuff back to stock quick enough. Oh and yes I did change my RAM to 1600 as the guide recommends.

So my question is what can you recommend I do? Every board seems to name stuff differently. I am unsure of everything about this board. The guide is not done on this board, so things are named differently. I understand the risk but I'd like to think I being even a novice overclocker I could get o/c. I left the uncore at 35, there was no normal for this, however out to the side of everything there is an On/Off not sure what that does either?

Also when my turbo is enabled the first two cores are 39, the 3rd and 4th are at different numbers, one is 38, and one is 37. Should I set them to 39 manually for stock? As I stated I am new to this, and just want someone to elaborate a little more that might have experience with this board.
post #2 of 15

It depends: what's the make and model of your power supply?

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Its a corsair 750M haswell supproted. My CPU in windows with all the stuff turned off under WIndows 8.1 Pro windows shows its clocked at 3.84GH - 3.88. Doesn't seem to matter what I am doing. I do have everything disabled for the power saving crap, but I'd of thought it would of been 3.50GHz just sitting in windows and turbo would be up to 3.9?
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Anyone know?
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You need to run some games or something CPU intensive to get the CPU to the turbo/boost clock. Honestly I don't think you need to disable C-States or EIST. Also have load line calibration set to medium.
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post #6 of 15
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I'll give that a try. Any tips on o/cing with this specific board?
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Originally Posted by liz4rd View Post

Its a corsair 750M haswell supproted. My CPU in windows with all the stuff turned off under WIndows 8.1 Pro windows shows its clocked at 3.84GH - 3.88. Doesn't seem to matter what I am doing. I do have everything disabled for the power saving crap, but I'd of thought it would of been 3.50GHz just sitting in windows and turbo would be up to 3.9?

I have this board,but with an 4670k

If you disabled all the power saving features it will force your CPU to run at its maximum frequency at all times.

I only had the board 2 weeks and i haven't really fiddled with the bios much yet,so im not totally sure about all the power saving features that can be turned on/off from their.But in windows setting the power options to high performance mode will force your CPU up to its max frequency.Now if you didnt windows to do this yourself,other programs can inadvertantly do it,for instance if you have a samsung SSD and use their software to configure your drive for Windows,it will switch you the the default 'High performance' power plan in windows.Im going to assume most software that comes with SSD drives will do the same,this can be rectified by

1.Changing bak to the 'balanced' power plan (but remeber to turn off hibernation/sleep ect in the plan settings for your SSd)
or
2.Changeling the Min processor power state to 5% within the high performance power plan

Either of these will lead to your CPU running at lower speeds while idle,and will be more power effecient


Either way im pretty sure your max clock speeds will not be all 4 cores at 3.90 under load with turbo enabled(from my experience so far)

Question,On your board do temp monitoring programs always show some random sensor with a temp of 25c,i cant figure out what the hell it relates too,and it never changes from 25c
post #8 of 15

Can you put spaces after your commas and periods please?

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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post #9 of 15
4.5 GHz will require 1.25v around there approximately. I use turbo mode for the overclock frequency and I leave the base clock on stock. Make sure you keep the core temperatures under 80°C for 24/7 use.
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post #10 of 15
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Is that common? Using the turbo to o/c with? I know all CPU's are different. Heat at this moment in time isn't an issue. I haven't played with it to much more. As for the load line calibration mine does not have a setting for this that I could find anywhere. Does anyone else overclock not using the turbo? I know I had seen people overclocking before but never anything that states rather the Turbo was disabled or they actually used it. I know if you weren't going to O/C using the turbo you'd want to disable it correct?
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