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Hey everyone!!! I am new to the forum and new to over locking in general. I just recently updated my platform and decided I wanted to get into over locking as a hobby. My current setup is as follows:

HAF 932 Full Tower
Intel i7 6700k CPU (New)
Noctua DH U14S Cooler (New)
ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha (New)
32gb G. Skill Trident Z DDR4 3200mhz (2x16)
MSI GTX 970
O/S HD - Samsung 840 Series 2.5 SSD
1x 1TB HDD 7200rpm
Generic 650w PSU (Planning on Upgrading soon)

So my reason for posting is that after my research, I discovered that 4.6ghz is a pretty standard OC for the new 6700's and people report stable OCs at anywhere from 1.33v to over 1.42v. I understand the silicone lottery and all that and hope I am not on the bad end of it!

So I run RealBench 2.43 after pumping my VCore from auto to 1.350 with an aim at 4.5ghz. I keep receiving near instant instability at 1.35v. Yesterday I attempted to get even 30 minutes into RB 2.43 with up 1.39v and was unsuccessful. I've been receiving the BSOD with the error of CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT.

I decided to test in RealBench at stock bios settings and ran it for a meager 30 minutes and everything was good. My temps idle around 25-30c (in HWMonitor) and rarely get passed the mid 60's. However, one core did top out at 75c (very briefly) during the short 30m RB test.

I have noticed the HWM shows Cores 0 and 1 as running anywhere from 8-12 degrees hotter during stress testing. This led me to remove and reapply my thermal paste today just in case. OCCT shows lower general temps on the cores than HWM, so I don't know which one is more accurate.

I'd love to work towards a stable OC but do not have enough knowledge to figure out what is going on as I should be able to achieve 4.5 pretty easily. I don't understand manipulation of the BIOS settings enough as well. Can anyone help? I definitely want to ensure that I didn't get a faulty MOBO or CPU as I just installed everything two days ago.

Thanks so much in advance for you help!

-Chris
post #2 of 26
First to get a stable OC you need to get a good PSU. Right now, I would go all stock till you do.
EVGA 650W P2 is my best choice.

Also to fix some of the cooling issues with HAF932. You want to mod the optical bay to use a 140mm fan intake.
Also you may want to cut out the HDD cage too allow the front fan not being blocked.
Edited by Sp33d Junki3 - 6/13/16 at 1:34am
    
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First to get a stable OC you need to get a good PSU. Right now, I would go all stock till you do.
EVGA 650W P2 is my best choice.

That is what I figured. I researched the effects of a generic PSU on O/C and didn't find many solid answers but figured it could play a huge factor if it wasn't providing stable/even power.

Will 650w be enough if I decide to SLI another 970? Or should I got with a 750w?
post #4 of 26
Good quality 650w would be plenty to handle SLI 970. If the price of the 750w version is close to 650w, then you can always get that.
Might as well sell your 970 and get GTX1080 if you plan to do SLI.
    
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Good quality 650w would be plenty to handle SLI 970. If the price of the 750w version is close to 650w, then you can always get that.
Might as well sell your 970 and get GTX1080 if you plan to do SLI.

The prices for the 750w is pretty close to the 650w so I will go with that. I'll go ahead and order that now and update the post by the end of the week.
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Curiosity which is your generic 650w?
The price you look at is it for the P2.
    
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post #7 of 26
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Curiosity which is your generic 650w?
The price you look at is it for the P2.

I just ordered the fully modular EVGA 750w P2 Supernova.

My current power source is actually 700w.... It is an Apevia. Not sure if that is considered generic, but it was really cheap and isn't 80 Plus certified.

post #8 of 26
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Here is the link to the cheapo PSU I am currently using. Like I said, I had planned on upgrading it to a Gold or Plat certified PSu. It has been long overdue.

http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16817148046
post #9 of 26
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After reading many of the nearly 130 one star reviews on my PSU, it is apparent that it is a POs and provides dirty and unstable power.
post #10 of 26
Oh yes that Apevia is terrible. They list it as 700w, but can do only 530w peak, maybe even less.
It is amazing how many bought and reviewed it. Even some the answers people give on those questions are questionable.
Good deal to grab 750W, only $8 more than 650w.

Investing in a good PSU prolongs the life of your system.
    
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