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Overclocking my I7 4770K w/ Asrock Extreme4 Z87 Motherboard. Quick Question & Issues

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Hey Guys,

Long time lurker here and new still to the game. I got a quick question and i'm struggling on my own. I'm hoping the powers here could help and assist me in overclocking.

I got the following setup:

I7 4770K w/ Asrock Extreme4 Z87 Motherboard. Cooler is H110 Corsair.

Here are the only changes I made in the BIOS:

1. Set "All Core" CPU Multiplier to 44x
2. Set CPU cache Multiplier also called Ring Bus Multiplier to 42
3. Set Fixed CPU VCore to 1.275v
4. Set Cache Voltage to 1.22v
5. Set CPU Input Voltage to 1.9V (I Think this is default)
6. I've also set memory to the xmp profile.

I'm getting BSOD, and restarts but still boots.

Temperatures are in the 50's using prime 95.

Question 1:

How much overclock is ideal for gaming (New Games)? Is there a point where you get diminishing returns on GHZ. I know temperatures are to be kept under 70C but what GHZ do you want to maximize FPS in new PC games. This is the reason for my overclock.

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 7
1. Overclocking is not mandatory for gaming.

2. You overclock only if your game does not work well at stock.

3. "Works well" means no stuttering, no lag.

4. The sole judge in "how high to OC" is you.
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Thanks for the help. I managed to overclock to 4.4ghz at 1.225v core. I had to lower the cache multiplier to 41.
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Should I push for more over clock?
post #5 of 7
Yeah, But I would stop at 1.35V for optimal temperatures (I meant like under 80°C)
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@ 4.4ghz with the above settings I got a BSOD. Temperatures are in the 50s. Maybe I'll try raising the voltage.
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Are there any known c power saving options that I should be turn off in the bios?
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