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i7 4770K + Asus Maximus VI hero. Can't go beyond 4.2 GHz

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Hi Guys,

So after some final deep brain things inside my head (king Julian ftw) I finally decidedto

pull the trigger on an i74770k, Asus Maximus VI Hero and Corsair 16GB 1600 MHz (10,10,10,27)

(Full rig in Sig)

I began tweaking it using the UEFI Options

So My settings were AI Tuner :Auto
Sync All cores at 4.2 GHz
Voltage 1.1841.200
Voltage Mode Adaptive.

Everything else : Auto or default.

I seem to have hit a wall at 4.2 GHz I cant go to 4.3GHz even with a v core as high as 1.3V

It is to be noted that its only Realbench_1.1's H.264 encoding benchmark that always causes BSOD. I was able to clear its stress test


Are their any more settings that I can work with to increase my clocks?

I seem to have a decent Corsair H80 i. My Load temps at 4.2 GHz barely touched 70;

Am i missing an essential Setting?


Thanks
post #2 of 60
First, read the guide here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics


Then check out the guide on the Asus ROG forums for board specific things. You'll be better in the long run doing everything manually. You can leave a lot of things on auto, but there are quite a few settings that should be disabled.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?33488-Maximus-VI-Series-UEFI-Guide-for-Overclocking&country=&status=
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if you used asus's 4 way optimization, and you even tried a manual overclock past that, it's probably just your cpu. you got the opposite of a golden chip, that sucks

dont get me wrong there are things you can do to tweak it but i wouldnt expect anything better than 4.3 if you hit it
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post #4 of 60
your only at 1.18v feed it more if you want more clocks.
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your only at 1.18v feed it more if you want more clocks.

he fed it 1.3v he said and it wouldnt o/c more
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Do not use an adaptive voltage for any synthetic stress test, use manual whilst finding your limits then set adaptive. Adaptive under synthetic will add more voltage than required and will most definitely contribute to your problem.
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Originally Posted by bern43 View Post

First, read the guide here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics


Then check out the guide on the Asus ROG forums for board specific things. You'll be better in the long run doing everything manually. You can leave a lot of things on auto, but there are quite a few settings that should be disabled.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?33488-Maximus-VI-Series-UEFI-Guide-for-Overclocking&country=&status=

Thanks for that. I'll give it a shot.

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Originally Posted by fade2green514 View Post

if you used asus's 4 way optimization, and you even tried a manual overclock past that, it's probably just your cpu. you got the opposite of a golden chip, that sucks

dont get me wrong there are things you can do to tweak it but i wouldnt expect anything better than 4.3 if you hit it

Yeah... I can get 4.2 really stable at 1.16 so I guess I'll settle for a 6 7 percent boost for with power saving and lower temps.

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Do not use an adaptive voltage for any synthetic stress test, use manual whilst finding your limits then set adaptive. Adaptive under synthetic will add more voltage than required and will most definitely contribute to your problem.

If it adds more vcore how can it be a problem in stability?. I get that it can be a problem for temps. My temps don't ever go beyond 85 even on 1.300
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It can be stability even with higher voltage because sometimes your cpu still won't run higher clockspeeds even with higher voltage.
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It can be stability even with higher voltage because sometimes your cpu still won't run higher clockspeeds even with higher voltage.

My point exactly so if i cant be stable using adaptive even though my temps are within limits, then it is unlikely that i'll get stability using manual


Update:
I was able to hit 4.3 GHz stable at 1.24v and 4.4 GHz at 1.27 to 1.28v

Thats about the limit for my chip it seems

Now i'm wondering since my 4.2 is rock solid stable at 1.16v, whether i should just use that as my 24/7 setting and save on power and enjoy quieter cooling with my H80i

Also could it be me memory holding back the OC?
My Corsair 1600 has default timings of 10-10-10-27 but these DiMMs have been known to run at 1866 9-9-9-24

Should I try OCing the memory first using XMP and then retrying for 4.5 -4.6 GHz?

Thanks
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