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Got the build up and running... All all y'all doing OC with the software control center II that came with the mobo?

Other than the OC genie, I haven't been able to tweak with the software the way I want... I had it at 35x multiplier, 106 Mhz base, 1.34 V CPU and it locked up. I had the individual cores at 48x each...

Any suggestions for settings I should try to get started? I'm going to run OC Genie, write down the settings, and try to start from there.
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My memory is DDR3 1600 Mhz, so I set that in the BIOS, enabled XMP, and set DRAM timing mode to link with 8-8-8-24 timings.

Should DRAM Timing Mode be 'Link'? That seems right...

(oo, just found that 'Adjust CPU Ratio on OS' was disabled... I changed that so that I can tweak the ratio from windows.

I know these processors have on board graphics capability... Does that have to be turned off, or is it automatic, i.e. the mobo has no support for that so it just takes care of itself?
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Got the build up and running... All all y'all doing OC with the software control center II that came with the mobo?

Other than the OC genie, I haven't been able to tweak with the software the way I want... I had it at 35x multiplier, 106 Mhz base, 1.34 V CPU and it locked up. I had the individual cores at 48x each...

Any suggestions for settings I should try to get started? I'm going to run OC Genie, write down the settings, and try to start from there.
Hey!

I personally haven't used Control Center. Buggy piece of crap. UEFI OC'ing for me.

Here are the basics:

Vcore is the voltage you want to change for CPU OC'ing. 1.3V should be more than enough for a 4.5 GHz OC. Don't go over 1.5V (according to Intel). I'd stay under 1.45V.

CPUIO is for RAM overclocking. Irrelevant for CPU OC'ing. Keep at 1.05V. Don't go over 1.08V.

DRAM voltage is what it says, set to what your RAM is rated for. Intel doesn't recommend voltages over 1.6V, but according to Bit-tech's guide to OC'ing, it's okay up to 1.65V. Irrelevant for CPU OC'ing.

System Agent should stay @ 0.925V. Irrelevant for CPU OC'ing. Don't go over 0.975V.

Some sources say that CPU PLL can help stability and some say that it doesn't. Should be 1.71V < CPU PLL < 1.89V.

PCH and DDR3 VREF voltages should be left on auto according to Bit-tech. If you decide to tweak the PCH voltage, keep it conservative, the heatsinks aren't built for huge overvoltages.
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OK, I started working only within UEFI. Control Center is buggy, and booting is fast enough anyway...
So should I be watching the Core Speed in CPU-Z to tell what the results are? Because I can't seem to get it over 4.2 GHz (OC Genie is NOT on). I have 1.375 V on the core, put a multiplier of x45. CPU-Z shows a multiplier of x42.

Is it because I have to load it up and get Turbo Boost going to get it up past 4.2? I have Prime 95, but is that just for loading it up? I can see the temps going up, but the clock stays at 4190...
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OK, I started working only within UEFI. Control Center is buggy, and booting is fast enough anyway...
So should I be watching the Core Speed in CPU-Z to tell what the results are? Because I can't seem to get it over 4.2 GHz (OC Genie is NOT on). I have 1.375 V on the core, put a multiplier of x45. CPU-Z shows a multiplier of x42.

Is it because I have to load it up and get Turbo Boost going to get it up past 4.2? I have Prime 95, but is that just for loading it up? I can see the temps going up, but the clock stays at 4190...
Can you take a pic of the UEFI? Is Internal PLL Override enabled?
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I had 'Adjust CPU Ratio in OS' set to enabled, which must mean that whatever you set in UEFI is disabled... I set 'Adjust CPU Ratio in OS' to disabled, and my UEFI multiplier is accepted now!

I have x46 multiplier with 1.375 vCore. Base clock (100 MHz). So that's just under 4.6Ghz! Woot! I haz overclockz! <makes walls bend around him like Neo>.

I'm going to run Prime95 with In-place large FFTs (maximum heat?) and see if we're stable... Then I'll start tweaking up. To tweak up, I guess you keep turning the multiplier up until it breaks, then it down a notch? Everyone please post results in the sticky at the top of the forum, we need to show those Asus folks who's boss!
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I guess Adjust CPU Ratio in OS means that Control Center overrides the BIOS settings. Good info.

1.375V is terrifyingly high for 4.6 GHz. You should be able to do 4.8 GHz with that.

Run Prime Blend for max stress. It has been proven that Sandy Bridge CPU's that are stable with other programs / Prime Small FFT's often won't make it through a Blend run.


EDIT: Oh wow, missed this post:

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My memory is DDR3 1600 Mhz, so I set that in the BIOS, enabled XMP, and set DRAM timing mode to link with 8-8-8-24 timings.

Should DRAM Timing Mode be 'Link'? That seems right...

(oo, just found that 'Adjust CPU Ratio on OS' was disabled... I changed that so that I can tweak the ratio from windows.

I know these processors have on board graphics capability... Does that have to be turned off, or is it automatic, i.e. the mobo has no support for that so it just takes care of itself?
"Link" is a good setting. It gives manual control (desirable) and uses the same timings for all DIMM's. "Unlink" will let you set each DIMM's timings individually AFAIU. Not needed for most of us.

P67 does not have onboard graphics. Only H67 has that.
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found out my issue was non board related, just as an update, the canon cam's usb port is dead
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ooo, sorry, my voltage was 1.345, not 1.375... Anyhoo, I'm getting errors in Prime 95: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4, and resulting sum errors. I also am getting BSOD on boot from time to time, so I'm going to back it down and start over.
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ooo, sorry, my voltage was 1.345, not 1.375... Anyhoo, I'm getting errors in Prime 95: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4, and resulting sum errors. I also am getting BSOD on boot from time to time, so I'm going to back it down and start over.
At 4.5 GHz and 1.345 volts? Have you made sure your DRAM voltage is correct?

Well, not all CPU's are equal. Next time make sure to check the BSOD code (the "0x00000xxx" code). It can give a good idea of what is wrong.
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