Just recently setup my new computer. Found this when looking into overclocking specifics and decided to try for it. Does the screen below look good?
First note is the AC was off in my house so room temperatures were 80 F plus and core temps dropped by almost 10 degrees C later when AC was turned on.
As a side note I'm kinda curious about something with the issues I had trying to make it up to 4.9 and above. First overclock I did was through the autotuner, which bumped base clock up to 103 and multiplier to 45. I then decided to start increasing the multiplier to see what I could get it up to. I got up to 47x (4.840GHz) with all default settings for everything else in the bios, didn't even manually setup voltage. However after going through your steps and guides I've had issues getting any further. Even bumping up vcore to over 1.4 doesn't get me up to a stable 49x multiplier. Is that just the limit of my chip? Also is it worth setting the base clock back up to 103 if the rest of my components can already take it as I had no issues with shorter term stress tests with that (but the 48 multiplier didn't work with it).
Current settings are below.
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Vcore=1.375 manual (will switch to offset and run another blend test to confirm)
VCCIO/CPU PLL/PCH etc are all at default
LLC= ultra high
CPU current capability = 140%
VRM fixed freq mode =350
phase control = extreme
duty control = extreme
Memory is at default XMP timings.
I'm also tempted to reset my cooler due to possible uneven cooling and the fact that others seem to have cooler temperatures with the same air cooler and higher voltages.Edited by Circlemage8 - 3/20/12 at 6:55pm