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Hello All,

I am a beginner of overclocking, and I try to overclock my i7-6800k couple days ago, and here is my equipment,

NXZT x61,
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon
i7-6800k

I do a research online and see people can get 4.2Ghz with 1.22v pretty easy, and base on what Tom's hardware state, they can get 4.4Ghz with 1.45v.

I understand that different CPU will provide different result, and it is what I got for mine

4.0 Ghz - 1.365v
4.1 Ghz - 1.447v
4.2 Ghz - never stable

The NXZTx61 is pretty good to cool down the CPU, so I don't think at this level I bound by the temperature overheat, the CPU just cannot reach 4.2Ghz no matter what.

I was thinking to get something close to what other people report, but with such result, I am pretty disappointed. Is this result mainly mean I am bad luck and get a pretty bad chip? or anything related to the motherboard (I try all version of Bios already)? Am I missing anything? The MSI mother provides so many option to tune which I totally don't understand, what I did is only changing the multiplier and the core CPU voltage. I am thinking to return the CPU since it seems it is no good for overclock, am I right? I am pretty upset that I paid 4xx something + all those OC gear but didn't get a satisfy overclock experience.

Also, how's that XMP thing related to overclocking? Is that matter to enable/disable XMP? Is that just mainly a memory thing?
Edited by nachochip - 9/2/16 at 1:57am
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Originally Posted by nachochip View Post

Hello All,

I am a beginner of overclocking, and I try to overclock my i7-6800k couple days ago, and here is my equipment,

NXZT x61,
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon
i7-6800k

I do a research online and see people can get 4.2Ghz with 1.22v pretty easy, and base on what Tom's hardware state, they can get 4.4Ghz with 1.45v.

I understand that different CPU will provide different result, and it is what I got for mine

4.0 Ghz - 1.365v
4.1 Ghz - 1.447v
4.2 Ghz - never stable

The NXZTx61 is pretty good to cool down the CPU, so I don't think at this level I bound by the temperature overheat, the CPU just cannot reach 4.2Ghz no matter what.

I was thinking to get something close to what other people report, but with such result, I am pretty disappointed. Is this result mainly mean I am bad luck and get a pretty bad chip? or anything related to the motherboard (I try all version of Bios already)? Am I missing anything? The MSI mother provides so many option to tune which I totally don't understand, what I did is only changing the multiplier and the core CPU voltage. I am thinking to return the CPU since it seems it is no good for overclock, am I right? I am pretty upset that I paid 4xx something + all those OC gear but didn't get a satisfy overclock experience.

Also, how's that XMP thing related to overclocking? Is that matter to enable/disable XMP? Is that just mainly a memory thing?

It may very well just be the case that you lost the silicon lottery, it happens. even my 6700k is a technical loss requiring 1.3v just to hit 4.5. sometimes you get lucky other times you dont. XMP wont affect the overclock, just turn it on and leave it. I know changing the llc states can aid sometimes but if you had to pump 1.447v just for 4.1 i would call the chip a heavy loss. that is WAY to high of a voltage to leave running 24/7. There may be a few other things or settings you can change but sadly im still learning myself so hopefully someone else can give you better tips.
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Hello All,

I am a beginner of overclocking, and I try to overclock my i7-6800k couple days ago, and here is my equipment,

NXZT x61,
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon
i7-6800k

I do a research online and see people can get 4.2Ghz with 1.22v pretty easy, and base on what Tom's hardware state, they can get 4.4Ghz with 1.45v.

I understand that different CPU will provide different result, and it is what I got for mine

4.0 Ghz - 1.365v
4.1 Ghz - 1.447v
4.2 Ghz - never stable

The NXZTx61 is pretty good to cool down the CPU, so I don't think at this level I bound by the temperature overheat, the CPU just cannot reach 4.2Ghz no matter what.

I was thinking to get something close to what other people report, but with such result, I am pretty disappointed. Is this result mainly mean I am bad luck and get a pretty bad chip? or anything related to the motherboard (I try all version of Bios already)? Am I missing anything? The MSI mother provides so many option to tune which I totally don't understand, what I did is only changing the multiplier and the core CPU voltage. I am thinking to return the CPU since it seems it is no good for overclock, am I right? I am pretty upset that I paid 4xx something + all those OC gear but didn't get a satisfy overclock experience.

Also, how's that XMP thing related to overclocking? Is that matter to enable/disable XMP? Is that just mainly a memory thing?

That's your problem. Very rarely if not at all will you get an optimal overclock just by changing multiplier and CPU vcore. Cant comment on your situation since I have a X79 motherboard but you should research a bit.
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Hello All,

I am a beginner of overclocking, and I try to overclock my i7-6800k couple days ago, and here is my equipment,

NXZT x61,
MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon
i7-6800k

I do a research online and see people can get 4.2Ghz with 1.22v pretty easy, and base on what Tom's hardware state, they can get 4.4Ghz with 1.45v.

I understand that different CPU will provide different result, and it is what I got for mine

4.0 Ghz - 1.365v
4.1 Ghz - 1.447v
4.2 Ghz - never stable

The NXZTx61 is pretty good to cool down the CPU, so I don't think at this level I bound by the temperature overheat, the CPU just cannot reach 4.2Ghz no matter what.

I was thinking to get something close to what other people report, but with such result, I am pretty disappointed. Is this result mainly mean I am bad luck and get a pretty bad chip? or anything related to the motherboard (I try all version of Bios already)? Am I missing anything? The MSI mother provides so many option to tune which I totally don't understand, what I did is only changing the multiplier and the core CPU voltage. I am thinking to return the CPU since it seems it is no good for overclock, am I right? I am pretty upset that I paid 4xx something + all those OC gear but didn't get a satisfy overclock experience.

Also, how's that XMP thing related to overclocking? Is that matter to enable/disable XMP? Is that just mainly a memory thing?

Holy moly them volts that's quite high. For my 3.8ghz (5820k) I'm using 1.022V underload. Start there and just up the multiplier to 4.0 and see if you get into windows and launch a stress test program. If you crash keep upping volts by 0.005v.
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