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oddly enough it doesnt run at even 1.325v, 45-45-45-45 but it'll do 1.285v 44-44-46-46 ... whatevs.

i've got my cache ratio set to 38 so it doesnt bottleneck my overclock. should i approach this the same way i do overclocking the cores?

also what should i do to stress test it? i've just been keeping voltage set to manual and temps have been below 85c so i think thats fine
but what im wondering is if there is a link to x264 or something like that because i've been unsuccessful in googling them myself and finding good downloads (you know with all the stupid downloader programs that they try to get you to download nowadays)
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It is a really finicky chip. Have you tried messing with anything but core voltage? bf4 is a good test for game stable. I use prime95 the newest version which is the harshest test around.
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Haha yea it is. I'm kind of wondering if there are utilities that will tell me what what clock speed of each core is because Windows and cpu-z both report 4.4ghz
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If you head over to this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics

there's an awesome guide, and lots of people there every day to help you out.
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Originally Posted by fade2green514 View Post

Haha yea it is. I'm kind of wondering if there are utilities that will tell me what what clock speed of each core is because Windows and cpu-z both report 4.4ghz

You can right click the core speed window in cpu-z to see the speed of each core.
    
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i've got my cache ratio set to 38 so it doesnt bottleneck my overclock.

If you want Cache ratio higher, it's best to set it >after< you know what the core can do. Just use 33x@1.15v for cache meanwhile, so that you can be certain you crash only by core instability (as they throw the same bluescreens with no way of differentiating between them often)
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If you head over to this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics

there's an awesome guide, and lots of people there every day to help you out.
Ha yea I read it I just thought some people might have some input for my particular situation
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post #8 of 19
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ha i read through it a third time and realized i didnt set my ram down to 1600mhz it was running 2400mhz so that might be holding me back or making my o/c unstable. ugh haswell sucks to overclock haha

it wasnt originally, but when i o/ced it i just popped it up to 2400 which booted and ran fine until i started gaming ahaha...

i'll have to pop that back down and do testing from the beginning -_-
Edited by fade2green514 - 4/25/14 at 11:51am
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post #9 of 19
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man they really make you dig to find some of these voltage settings dont they? sheesh
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post #10 of 19
Ive made my i7 4770k go 4.1ghz 1.06v

Max load 85deg
Stock intel cooler...

What can I do to advance oc to 4.3-4.5range
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