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Greetings OC.net users, I was told the users here were very experienced with overclocking and I could get the help I need.

Here is the system I just built.

i7 4770k 3.5ghz
z87 deluxe
asus gtx 780
samsung ssd drive

I noticed it came with a software named AI suite III, i ran that optimization feature and it seemed to have overclocked it. Is that all I need to do or what's up? smile.gif

I tried reading a guide on here but it was to complex, I really don't know what I'm doing haha...please help.
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If anyone is from Ontario, in the GTA or London area, I'm willing to compensate you for your service.
post #3 of 36
When you use the auto OC of AI Suite III, it'll overclock your CPU, (Maybe the ram as well). Usually auto overclocks use more CPU Voltage than needed to keep the CPU stable at that overclock.

Are you using stock cooling or are you using a aftermarket / water cooler?

Anyway I'll give you a few simple settings:
Enter these in BIOS: (Make sure you undo the overclock in AI Suite and set it to stock settings.)
  • For CPU voltage: Well If you want to be totally safe, I'd keep the CPU voltage under 1.35v. The max voltage for this chip recommended by Intel is 1.4v.
  • Make sure you keep your BLCK frequency at: 100.00 (Changing this will alter your frequencies of other stuff such as CPU + Ram + GPU + PCI + GPU and etc)
  • And if your memory modules support XMP, then use it. Don't manually set the ram clock if it is available for you to use.
  • Well if you're aiming for 4.3 GHz It would be the core multiplier as 43x and the BLCK set to 100.00 which would be = 43 X 100 = 4300 Mhz (4.3 GHz)

I'd recommend a Vcore voltage of 1.275, you may need to readjust the voltage to make your CPU stable, use a program such as Prime95 for stability testing and Real Temp for CPU temperature monitoring. I would also check the windows event logs for WHEA errors in the system tab.

I really strongly recommend you read the guide on overclocking. It gives you a lot of critical information on what settings you need to change when overclocking your CPU.

Oh, and also Disable CPU Spread Spectrum in the BIOs (Leave it enabled if you're like high in the mountains or in a plane Lol)

Keep the CPU core temperatures under 80°C for 24/7 Use.
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/3/14 at 2:47am
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ok so i have the h100i cooling thing, my ram is 2133 ddr3 its gskill ram so yes it supports xmp.

right now, the ai suite software has stuff at 4.5 ghz, 100 x 45, and the cpu core voltage it says its at 1.280

how do i reset the AI suite overclock to stock settings??

also i browsed through the bios, i couldnt find "cpu spread spectrum"
post #5 of 36
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anyone?
post #6 of 36
go to bios and reset everything to default.
post #7 of 36
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what about the cpu spread spectrum setting, i cant find that!

will resetting bios reset what the AI suite III software did though? it doesnt seem like it...it still says its at 4.5 ghz...i went into bios and pressed "load optimized defaults" is that what resetting it means?
post #8 of 36
can you find the cmos reset setting on your motherboard? just do that instead to reset everything.
post #9 of 36
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i have a button at the back of my pC that says flash bios, i dont know what cmos is...im very new to this, i probably shouldnt even own a computer like this lol.
post #10 of 36
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Originally Posted by virtuoso View Post


how do i reset the AI suite overclock to stock settings??

Download a software called Real Temp 3.70 from here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2089/real-temp-3-70/

You need a software to monitor your system's temps anyway.

When you download and install it, run the software and click "settings" at bottom right.

At the settings window, check "DISABLE TURBO", press "apply" and then "okay".

You are done. This overrides any and all OC settings, even from BIOS. It disables Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 as well. Your 4770k will work at stock 3.5 GHZ so long as this button is checked.

How I found out: "DISABLE TURBO" was enabled by default, and I couldn't overclock no matter what I did. Neither BIOS nor AI SUITE worked until I unchecked it.
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