How I overclock these chips is find the max voltage/speed you can get with multi only first.
Stick CPU-NB on to 1.25V and CPU VID to 1.4V and start from there.
Fire up intel burn test 10 passes.
Keep raising multi until core temp gets to 60C at most or it fails the tests.
If core temp still under 60C when it fails you can rase CPU VID some more.
Then start on FSB overclocking. Drop multi one notch raise FSB up to where or as close to it was.
Make sure you keep the HT and NB and Ram speeds below where they were.
Then once youv found your max FSB speed which has normally been around 240-260 for me.
Overclock the NB. 1.25V CPU-NB normally gets you around 2400-2500mhz. 1.3V normally around 2600mhz but performance doesnt go up much for the extra heat so I stick to the 2400-2500 range.
Then the ram lastly once you know everything else is stable.
This is where I use the profiles on my sabertooth 2.0
So I have 4 different profiles of a mix of FSB and multi.
Then I run them though bench mark and pick the combo that scores the highest.
Then lastly I run a few hours of prime. Few passes of 3D mark 11. And 2 passes of memtest.
Then if I feel like it I start to tighten the ram timing and checking stablity with 1 pass though memtest.
You can do all this from with in the AI Suite And the Turbo Evo under the tools button.
The Digi+ power control can help you get a bit of stablity as well but not something to mess around with if your new. Just set the CPU Load line to ultra high and voltage should raise 1 notice higher then you set when under full load. Which can help with temps since youll get a lower idle voltage.
Edited by bmgjet - 4/6/14 at 1:21am