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Would you suggest this board over others in the same price range? Since not many people own this board, i am skeptical about it. My friend bought an i5-4690k and is looking for a decent mid range motherboard. He is not a heavy overclocker, so getting 4690k to 4ghz would be enough for him. So either this or cheaper boards like Gaming 3,5 or even the Guard Pro.

Recommended by me it is a rock solid mature motherboard with the latest bios (v1.9). The bios is a delight to work with; much better than the Gigabyte implementation. The MSI Gaming 5 is worth considering if your friend is not bothered about the M.2 and digital out connector.
    
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post #12 of 17
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For an overclock? Well it depends on what you are trying to OC, but I presume the CPU then the RAM.

I'd go with the following steps (I'm on the Z87 XPower, but the actual settings are the same)

Basic CPU overclock:
  • Disable the Spread Spectrum and Memory Fast Boot.
  • Drop the Uncore to 34x.
  • Set the Uncore voltage to 1.15V and leave it fixed at that.
  • Set the vCore for the CPU to 1.3V and VCCIN to .6V above the vCore (so 1.3 + 0.6 = 1.9V) - set them both to override
  • Lock the PLL at 100 MHz (I find it's more stable that way)
  • Drop the RAM down to 1600 MHz
  • Move the multiplier up to whatever desired (you'll probably peak at 47-49X) and start testing stability.
  • You could also increase the CPU switching frequency (it can help stabilize an OC) - I'd recommend 300 khz on air and 350 khz on water

You will have to delid if you want to pass Linpak (Intel Burn Test) or Prime 95, but for things like x264 encoding, you'll be fine.

I'd recommend something with less temperature and load than Linpak though - I just use a simple x264 encoding (about 25C cooler as well).

You can try moving the PLL up, but I find problems start to occur after about 102 MHz.


After that I'd try OCing the RAM, although that won't net nearly as much performance..
  • You may need to upvolt the VCCSA (keep it under 1.2V) and maybe the PLL too (under 1.7V)
  • After a certain rate, you may need to manually set your RAM timings, especially to squeeze every last bit of performance out.
  • I'd keep VDIMM under 1.7V just for the longevity of the RAM.
  • Go as far as you can with a Command Rate of 1T - I find going to 2T doesn't really do much.

how would you disable spread spectrum on this board, I can't find the settings anywhere. I ask because instead of 100 straight it goes up to 102 which makes my puter act weird.

I've got my 4790k at 4.7 ghz with 1.213 VID in bios.. works like a charm... I want to go higher but for now I am gonna enjoy this beast.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by CrazyElf View Post

For an overclock? Well it depends on what you are trying to OC, but I presume the CPU then the RAM.

I'd go with the following steps (I'm on the Z87 XPower, but the actual settings are the same)

Basic CPU overclock:
  • Disable the Spread Spectrum and Memory Fast Boot.
  • Drop the Uncore to 34x.
  • Set the Uncore voltage to 1.15V and leave it fixed at that.
  • Set the vCore for the CPU to 1.3V and VCCIN to .6V above the vCore (so 1.3 + 0.6 = 1.9V) - set them both to override
  • Lock the PLL at 100 MHz (I find it's more stable that way)
  • Drop the RAM down to 1600 MHz
  • Move the multiplier up to whatever desired (you'll probably peak at 47-49X) and start testing stability.
  • You could also increase the CPU switching frequency (it can help stabilize an OC) - I'd recommend 300 khz on air and 350 khz on water

You will have to delid if you want to pass Linpak (Intel Burn Test) or Prime 95, but for things like x264 encoding, you'll be fine.

I'd recommend something with less temperature and load than Linpak though - I just use a simple x264 encoding (about 25C cooler as well).

You can try moving the PLL up, but I find problems start to occur after about 102 MHz.


After that I'd try OCing the RAM, although that won't net nearly as much performance..
  • You may need to upvolt the VCCSA (keep it under 1.2V) and maybe the PLL too (under 1.7V)
  • After a certain rate, you may need to manually set your RAM timings, especially to squeeze every last bit of performance out.
  • I'd keep VDIMM under 1.7V just for the longevity of the RAM.
  • Go as far as you can with a Command Rate of 1T - I find going to 2T doesn't really do much.
What about vdroop settings, i just did 15 passes on x264 on 25% vdroop and passed with max temps at 82℃, i am wondering what affects does this have on vcore.
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by EasterEEL View Post

Recommended by me it is a rock solid mature motherboard with the latest bios (v1.9). The bios is a delight to work with; much better than the Gigabyte implementation. The MSI Gaming 5 is worth considering if your friend is not bothered about the M.2 and digital out connector.

Hi EasterEEL,

Where did you get the 1.9 version of BIOS? I only see 1.7 on the MSI site, and I can't enable XMP on my RAM on the current version.

Thanks for the help
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Originally Posted by mathewr View Post

Hi EasterEEL,

Where did you get the 1.9 version of BIOS? I only see 1.7 on the MSI site, and I can't enable XMP on my RAM on the current version.

Thanks for the help
It should be in the website...
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by CrazyElf View Post

For an overclock? Well it depends on what you are trying to OC, but I presume the CPU then the RAM.

I'd go with the following steps (I'm on the Z87 XPower, but the actual settings are the same)

Basic CPU overclock:
  • Disable the Spread Spectrum and Memory Fast Boot.
  • Drop the Uncore to 34x.
  • Set the Uncore voltage to 1.15V and leave it fixed at that.
  • Set the vCore for the CPU to 1.3V and VCCIN to .6V above the vCore (so 1.3 + 0.6 = 1.9V) - set them both to override
  • Lock the PLL at 100 MHz (I find it's more stable that way)
  • Drop the RAM down to 1600 MHz
  • Move the multiplier up to whatever desired (you'll probably peak at 47-49X) and start testing stability.
  • You could also increase the CPU switching frequency (it can help stabilize an OC) - I'd recommend 300 khz on air and 350 khz on water

You will have to delid if you want to pass Linpak (Intel Burn Test) or Prime 95, but for things like x264 encoding, you'll be fine.

I'd recommend something with less temperature and load than Linpak though - I just use a simple x264 encoding (about 25C cooler as well).

You can try moving the PLL up, but I find problems start to occur after about 102 MHz.


After that I'd try OCing the RAM, although that won't net nearly as much performance..
  • You may need to upvolt the VCCSA (keep it under 1.2V) and maybe the PLL too (under 1.7V)
  • After a certain rate, you may need to manually set your RAM timings, especially to squeeze every last bit of performance out.
  • I'd keep VDIMM under 1.7V just for the longevity of the RAM.
  • Go as far as you can with a Command Rate of 1T - I find going to 2T doesn't really do much.
Sorry to necro, but where do I disable spreed spectrum?
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