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Hey all!

Should be picking up a new build in a couple of days that is based around a 5820k, Asus X99 Strix, and Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHZ (4 x 8GB).

With my last desktop, it had a 2500k, Asus Z77 Deluxe and Corsair 1600MHZ DDR3. To get my overclock I just jumped into the BIOS, selected the XMP profile for the ram, set the BCLK from AUTO to 100, changed the multiplier to 45, set the vcore to 1.32v and it was pretty much done.


Now I've read a number of different threads on various forums about X99 overclocking and I think I'm a bit confused now. I hear that there are BCLK "straps" now, and BCLK clocks of 125, 166 etc are acceptable? Is this true?

Also when enabling the XMP profile on my 3200MHZ ram, apparently it'll automatically set the BCLK to 125 and I'll be unable to use 100?



Basically I with my rig I want to land on 4.2-4.4GHZ, <1.3v, ram running @ the correct 3200mhz
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Now I've read a number of different threads on various forums about X99 overclocking and I think I'm a bit confused now. I hear that there are BCLK "straps" now, and BCLK clocks of 125, 166 etc are acceptable? Is this true?

This is true, though 166 and higher BCLK multipliers/straps are not often usable.
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Also when enabling the XMP profile on my 3200MHZ ram, apparently it'll automatically set the BCLK to 125 and I'll be unable to use 100?

Depending on the memory, the XMP profile is likely to use the 1.25x strap to reach 3200MT/s. However, 3200 is often possible on Haswell-E at the default 100/1.00x BCLK.
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