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how can you tell if your cpu is degrading from being overclocked ? will you have to increase voltage to stay stable ? or will you actually loose performance ?
    
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how can you tell if your cpu is degrading from being overclocked ? will you have to increase voltage to stay stable ? or will you actually loose performance ?

Degradation usually shows its form from becoming unstable over time requiring more volts. As long you you keep temps and volts within a safe margin. You may not see any degradation until 1.5-2yrs, and even then it might only need 0.015v or something like that to stay stable. You probably wont even notice unless you fire up a stress test either.

GPU's actually degrade faster than cpu's but with stock volts I havent seen that as an issue with any cards I have owned (usually only have a card for 6months though), volt modding my 770 kinda revealed that in the year I have owned it....gez time flies!
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Degradation usually shows its form from becoming unstable over time requiring more volts. As long you you keep temps and volts within a safe margin. You may not see any degradation until 1.5-2yrs, and even then it might only need 0.015v or something like that to stay stable. You probably wont even notice unless you fire up a stress test either.

GPU's actually degrade faster than cpu's but with stock volts I havent seen that as an issue with any cards I have owned (usually only have a card for 6months though), volt modding my 770 kinda revealed that in the year I have owned it....gez time flies!
I had my cpu stable @ 4.3ghz using 1.3v running prime95 for 4 hours then when gaming I got a blue screen . I just overclocked my cpu to 4.3ghz with 1.31v my max temp when running prime95 is 85c my max temp when running rog realbench is 83c. are these temperatures safe ? or am I better off overclocking to 4.2ghz using 1.255v and having a max temperature of 77c ?
    
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Temps are not dangerous but typically its easier to keep a cpu stable when its cooler, personally I would target the 70's if it were my cpu as a max, but 80s is not going to hurt your cpu either. Honestly it seems like your missing optimizing a setting. Be sure to go over that oc guide on ocn because certain blue screen codes will help isolate what the BSOD was from. You cant just see a blue screen and think you only need more volts.

oh and 4hrs of prime doesnt guarentee stability. AT LEAST run 2hrs of blend, 2hrs of small fft.

I personally do 1hr of each of those then 1hr of custom with 50% memory use and 1344/1344 fft size and think 1792/1792 for an hour each....as outlined in this thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1100100/info-intel-2500k-2600k-overclocking-tips

After some gaming when I have time I will run a 6hr run of blend and dont bother with it again but many people will say 12hr or 24hr is the only true stability test.
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Temps are not dangerous but typically its easier to keep a cpu stable when its cooler, personally I would target the 70's if it were my cpu as a max, but 80s is not going to hurt your cpu either. Honestly it seems like your missing optimizing a setting. Be sure to go over that oc guide on ocn because certain blue screen codes will help isolate what the BSOD was from. You cant just see a blue screen and think you only need more volts.
should I disable core enhancements and intel turbo boost ?
    
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should I disable core enhancements and intel turbo boost ?

you shouldnt have too but I run my cpu's with all the energy and turbo stuff disables, mine always sits at max clock and voltage and its not a problem. Heat comes from the load the cpu is in. I think your going to have to accept you have a bad clocker, as your skills overclocking improve you might be able to get another 100-200mhz, but if you followed the guide and thats all your getting, just be happy with 4.2ghz, when compared to the performance of sandy, its probably like a 4.5ghz 2600k for gaming purposes.

Not to mention the games you play dont seem to be cpu limited.
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you shouldnt have too but I run my cpu's with all the energy and turbo stuff disables, mine always sits at max clock and voltage and its not a problem. Heat comes from the load the cpu is in. I think your going to have to accept you have a bad clocker, as your skills overclocking improve you might be able to get another 100-200mhz, but if you followed the guide and thats all your getting, just be happy with 4.2ghz, when compared to the performance of sandy, its probably like a 4.5ghz 2600k for gaming purposes.

Not to mention the games you play dont seem to be cpu limited.
I put my cpu back to 4.2ghz . when running 3d mark 11 my score is higher when my voltage is set to manual then when it is set to adaptive is that normal ? also what should I keep my voltage set to adaptive or manual ?
    
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I put my cpu back to 4.2ghz . when running 3d mark 11 my score is higher when my voltage is set to manual then when it is set to adaptive is that normal ? also what should I keep my voltage set to adaptive or manual ?

At least keep it to manual until you determine stability. I keep mine to manual all the time though.
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I was able to get my cpu stable at 4.3ghz with 1.28 v-core. i ran rog realbench and it passed my max temperature was 79c i the ran prime95 and my max temperature was 83c. to achieve this i had to set my cpu load line to level 8 which is the highest setting i then set my cpu current compatibility to 130% which is the highest setting . is it safe to put your cpu load line and cpu current compatibility to the highest settings ?
    
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I want to try the asus z87 overclocking software that you use while in windows because my results that I got in the bios are real bad . what is the asus z87 overclocking software called were do I download it from and will it work on a rog motherboard ? what I want do do is use the overclocking software check the settings that were tweaked and then apply them in the uefi bios .
    
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