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I am new to sky and I was wondering if anyone could possibly send me a pm to help me get started so I can OC my chip!

I have a z170S Sabertooth, and I am really confused by the bios.

My system is running great right now, but I want to see if I can get more than 4.0 out of my chip.

I am new to OC'ing cpu's but any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
post #2 of 10
Refer to the skylake overclocking voltage table below:



I recommend to take a look at the overclocking guide here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1570313/skylake-overclocking-guide-with-statistics
Edited by benjamen50 - 7/7/16 at 1:29am
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Basically, raise the multiplier as long as it's stable at the stock Vcore, if it gets unstable, raise the Vcore. Don't go above the recommended range benjamen50 posted above. Also don't go above ~85°C under load.
Raising the multiplier and the Vcore will increase temperatures.

Depending on cooling, 4,5GHz should be fairly easy.
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If you have any Asus bios specific questions you can ask them here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1568154/asus-north-america-asus-z170-motherboards-q-a-thread

Definitely study the overclocking guide that was posted here and try to keep your voltage under 1.4 V. Anything above that could cause severe degradation.
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post #5 of 10
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Well I am worried about OCing my cpu as I tried to use the software provided in the bios and got an immediate blue screen. Then I tried to use xmp on my ram and got a blue screen. Shouldn't the software be able to oc easily 15%?
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Originally Posted by Dissolution187 View Post

Well I am worried about OCing my cpu as I tried to use the software provided in the bios and got an immediate blue screen. Then I tried to use xmp on my ram and got a blue screen. Shouldn't the software be able to oc easily 15%?

You mean the preset or "oc boost" or something like that in the bios? Yeah, they are not that great most of the time smile.gif. Just do it manual, it's not really hard.
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks but those numbers don't really mean much to me.

I need help OCing it not just with voltage. I have no idea what I should and shouldn't change in the bios.

Can anyone help with a bit more in depth instructions so I can OC this chip?

Thanks
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Anyone? I waited a few weeks to ask again.
post #9 of 10
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What is the temp threshold for skylake?
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by CannedBullets View Post

If you have any Asus bios specific questions you can ask them here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1568154/asus-north-america-asus-z170-motherboards-q-a-thread

Definitely study the overclocking guide that was posted here and try to keep your voltage under 1.4 V. Anything above that could cause severe degradation.

Thank you! This guide was very useful. I was able to OC with no issues to 4.7.
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