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post #9891 of 9903 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 04:03 PM
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Yeah, your last two values/lines seem to be below expectation, as I've already noted. A quick internet search gave me this (and other similar) confirmations that you indeed have an issue on the last two lines - here is one of the reviews & the google search is your friend too
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review...eview-3670490/
Other reviews for similar SSDs confirm it, though bigger SSDs run faster (a bit), but still your two last lines should be higher.

Follow the steps that I have suggested above (remember your cooler was not performing properly until you re-did its installation, so go ahead and just check as I suggested - pull that cable out, check it and if the right one reconnect properly, same with SSD) and if you still have a problem, do a search on OCN for your SSD or open a new thread (remember you can always mark my "nick" with @ at the beginning and I should receive a notification that you tagged me, so I will be able to "come over" to that thread and you'll still get your support).

It's really solvable or worst case replaceable.

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If you've tried all the troubleshooting I suggested you, I've made for you a picture to compare your SSD with TechAdvisorUk results - see below.

If anyone asks you to show them the link to Techadvisor, here:
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review...eview-3670490/

Save the picture I attached below and post it in a new thread here with your question, if the issues remained unresolved:
https://www.overclock.net/forum/355-ssd/

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Thanks, yeah I just posted over there.. I am using a 6 mbs cable and it is attached to the sata 3 , not the marvel grey ones... The ports right next to the marvel ports are the ones im using.. I wasn't too concerned about the cable or port because the speeds seem correct except for the smaller file sizes or whatever.. I don't know if its the disk drive or maybe some settings on windows? hmm.. not too sure but I will see if they have any suggestions.
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@DarthFK yeah, i did get a blue screen, but I am not going to rush to judgment, it could have been a combo of my video editor and comodo wanting to black a ton of stuff.. That is the first crash I got since I did the over clock ... And this is the overclock I passed both realbench and prime. I think it was just a fluke.
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<span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Updating...</span></span></span>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>BIOS/UEFI</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b>Always have the latest BIOS/UEFI!<br>
A safe and easy way to update the BIOS is through windows.<br><br></b>
<div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Warning</span></span><br><span style="font-size:10px;">**<span style="text-decoration:underline;">All</span> current BIOS settings will be reset after the reboot. Be sure to write them down before upgrading, and change them back afterwards to avoid crashes.**</span></span></b></div>
<br><b>1. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155" target="_blank">Choose your motherboard.</a><br>
2. Go to "Download" on the top left.<br>
3. Choose "BIOS Download".<br>
4. Get the top most version, and of the 3 types, get Windows.¹<br>
5. Extract and run the installer.<span style="color:#FF0000;">²</span><br>
6. Reboot.<br>
7. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.asrock.com/support/index.asp?cat=FindBIOS" target="_blank">Check the computer for the correct BIOS version.</a><br><br>
Note¹ - If there isn't a Windows type, you'll need to follow the instructions in "How to Update".<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">Note² - ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏғ ᴀʟʟ ᴀᴘᴘs ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴏ ɴᴏᴛ ᴅᴏ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ ғʟᴀsʜ!!!</span><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166115/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1166115" data-type="61" src="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166115/flags/LL" style="; width: 598px; height: 102px"></a><br><br>
To get into the BIOS, press the Delete key during POST or <img alt="spam1.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/spam1.gif"> it after you press the power button.<br>
To get into the boot choice screen, press or <img alt="spam1.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/spam1.gif"> the F11 key.<br></b></div>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Drivers</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b>Having all the latest drivers ensures that your PC runs as smooth and fast as possible!<br><br>
1. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155" target="_blank">Choose your motherboard.</a><br>
2. Go to "Download" on the top left.<br>
3. Choose "List All" for a complete list, or choose your Operating System for a finer list.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">Station Drivers is back up with a new site restructure..</span><br>
If you want / need more up-to-date (or even BETA) drivers, go to <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.station-drivers.com/" target="_blank">Station-Drivers</a>.<br>
This is a legit website. Many people use it, including me.<br>
**<i>Usually only the latest motherboard types have up-to-date drivers listed. So this website can be very useful for older motherboards.</i><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">For the required section, you should install in order from top to bottom for the best results.</span><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Required</b></span><br></b>
<ul class="bbcode_list"><li>Intel® Chipset Device Software
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;">~aka INF Update Utility.<br>
~Backbone of the motherboard.<br>
~You should make run this with command line options "-overall". This will force all the drivers to updated to the version you have regardless of what it deems "latest".<br>
~You can make a shortcut and add them there or type them in after the program name in a console window.<br>
~Latest version can be found <a class="bbcode_url" href="https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&amp;ProductFamily=Softw are+Products&amp;ProductLine=Chipset+Software&amp; ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Chipset+Software+Instal lation+Utility&amp;ProdId=816&amp;LineId=1090&amp; FamilyId=42&amp;sort=Date&amp;sortDir=descending" target="_blank">here</a>.</div>
</li>
<li>Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;">~Backbone of storage (SATA for AHCI / RAID). Doesn't work for IDE.<br>
~Latest version can be found <a class="bbcode_url" href="https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&amp;ProductFamily=Softw are+Products&amp;ProductLine=Chipset+Software&amp; ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technolog y+(Intel%C2%AE+RST)&amp;ProdId=2101&amp;LineId=109 0&amp;FamilyId=42&amp;sort=Date&amp;sortDir=descen ding" target="_blank">here</a>.</div>
</li>
<li>Intel® Management Engine Driver
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;">~Allows access to BIOS/UEFI from remote locations, such as the OS.<br>
~Latest version can be found <a class="bbcode_url" href="https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&amp;keyword=management% 20engine&amp;sort=Date&amp;sortDir=descending" target="_blank">here</a>.<br>
~<span style="color:#FF0000;">Note: 5M version is for server boards. 1.5M version is for normal boards. You can see the version type in the download file name.</span></div>
</li>
<li>VGA Graphics
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;">~this is for Intel HD integrated GPU in the CPU.<br>
~Intel, themselves, recommend using drivers from motherboard manufacture (ASRock) because they can customize them to better suite the motherboard. So use the ASRock page.</div>
</li>
<li>Audio - usually Realtek; use ASRock page or Station-Drivers.</li>
<li>LAN (Ethernet / Wired Internet) - can be Realtek or Broadcom; again use ASRock page or Station-Drivers.</li>
<li>SATA 3.0 - can be Marvell or ASMedia; again use ASRock page or Station-Drivers.</li>
<li>USB 3.0 - usually Etron; use ASrock page or Station-Drivers.</li>
</ul><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Recommended</span></b>
<ul class="bbcode_list"><li>AXTU - can make small changes to the BIOS from within the OS. (I personally prefer the BIOS to this, though.)</li>
<li>AppCharger - charges external peripherals faster (no GUI).</li>
<li>Restart to UEFI - only for select boards, lightweight GUI to boot straight into BIOS / UEFI.</li>
</ul><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Situational</span></b>
<ul class="bbcode_list"><li>3TB+ Unlocker - use if you have 3TB or more HDD.</li>
<li>VirtuMVP - used to switch between integrated and discrete GPU on the fly without removing hardware.</li>
<li>Intel Rapid Start - uses SSD to cache programs from a HDD. Use this if you have too small SSD for OS, otherwise useless.</li>
</ul><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Not Recommended</span></b>
<ul class="bbcode_list"><li>Intel Smart Connect - periodically wakes PC from sleep and updates programs.</li>
<li><b>Anything Else Under Utilities</b> - more info can be found <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.asrock.com/feature/" target="_blank">here</a>.</li>
</ul></div>
<br><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Settings...</span></span></span><br><span style="font-size:10px;"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">Note: Pictures are for reference only and do not reflect the settings that should be set.</span></b></span>
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<b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Advanced Turbo 30/50/100: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Lazy feature that attempts to overclock the CPU for you. It will do a sloppy job.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Load Optimized CPU OC Setting: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Lazy feature that attempts to change BIOS settings to best suite overclocking CPU. Another sloppy job.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Load Optimized GPU OC Setting: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Same as above but for IGPU. This is a no-no for any self respecting overclocker.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Save 1st/2nd/3rd User Default</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~VERY useful feature used to save every BIOS setting to a profile, in case something gets changed unexpectedly.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Load 1st/2nd/3rd User Default</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Changes every BIOS setting to what is currently saved as the profile.</i></div>
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<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">CPU Ratio: All Core</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~For the purposes of this guide, we want to work with all cores at once in the CPU.<br>
~You can experiment if you like on setting each core individually. Maybe it might help on those ugly Prime95 Core Errors. <img alt="thinking.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thinking.gif"></i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">All Core: 33</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i><span style="color:#FF0000;">~This setting will be changed later.</span><br>
~Formerly known as Max Ratio.<br>
~Main overclock setting that sets the CPU speed.<br>
~Core Speed = Ratio x FSB (BCLK). So 33 x 100MHz = 3300MHz = 3.3GHz = 3.3 billion decisions a second.<br>
~Total Speed = Core Speed x Core Count = 3.3GHz x 4 = 13.2GHz = 13.2 billion decisions a second.<br>
~Hyper-Threading CPUs get around 10% more performance in gaming, and 20%-50% more performance in multimedia apps.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Host Clock Override (BCLK): 100.0 MHz</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~BCLK stands for Base CLocK.<br>
~Also known as Front Side Bus (FSB).<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">~Do NOT change this. leave it at 100, otherwise you risk damaging things.<br>
~For advanced users: 95 to 105 is OK but should never be exceeded.</span></i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Spread Spectrum: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~If enabled CPU-Z will report 99.8 instead of 100.<br>
~Spread Spectrum is used for labs to help reduce EMI. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/spread-spectrum" target="_blank">Read the Nerdy stuff here...</a></i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Intel SpeedStep Tech: Enabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Also known as Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology (EIST).<br>
~This feature lets the CPU use multipliers in between the idle and running multipliers.<br>
~Normally the CPU would only be able to be either x16 idle or x33 running.<br>
~With EIST, the CPU can now go from x16 to x20 to x25 to x33.<br>
~Very useful if the CPU does not actually require 100% speed/voltage to do a task.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Intel Turbo Boost Tech: Enabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~This lets us use Additional Turbo Voltage.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Additional Turbo Voltage: Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i><span style="color:#FF0000;">~This setting will be changed later.</span><br>
~This is just like the Offset but works ONLY when the CPU is not in idle state.<br>
~The Offset works ALL the time, even at idle. This setting will allow you to keep a low Offset, and low idle voltage, while still getting the Vcore boost needed for full speed.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Internal PLL Overvoltage: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Leave this disabled unless you are going for a HUGE overclock. Known to cause several boot problems and sleep issues.<br>
~This settings helps A LOT in getting a huge overclock (4.7GHz+) stable...<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">~However, it may cause your computer to NOT wake up after you Sleep it.</span><br></i>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><b>~This is not always true, so test it to be sure if it causes problems.</b></div>
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<br><b>Core Current Limit: Max<br>
Long Duration Power Limit: Max<br>
Long Duration Maintained: Auto<br>
Short Duration Power Limit: Max<br>
Primary Plane Current Limit: Max<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Secondary Plane Current Limit: Max</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~To get "Max", type in 10000 and press Enter.<br>
~These are simply power limits. They are only used to stop the CPU from using a certain amount of watts/amps.<br>
~But since we are overclocking, we don't care for limits and should set them to max.<br>
~It will not hurt the CPU at all (it won't suddenly use 1000 amps and blow up). Its not what it will use, just a limit of what it can use.<br>
~This <b>won't</b> allow the CPU to user more than is should either. These are NOT safety limits.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">GT OverClocking Support: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Controls whether the IGPU (Internal GPU in the CPU) will be overclocked.</i></div>
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<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Power Saving Mode: Disabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~If this option is not shown then don't worry about it.<br>
~No power saving when trying to overclock.<br>
~This is a proprietary feature from ASRock and simply lowers your Vcore by 0.1v to "save power".</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">CPU Core Voltage: Offset Mode</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Offset and Fixed are explained in the C States part of the next section.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Offset Voltage: +0.005v</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><i>~Also known as Vcore, and Vcc.<br>
~Master Control that controls how much voltage your CPU gets.</i></span></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">CPU Load-Line Calibration: Level 2 or Level 3 (whichever one will get you closest to BIOS Vcore)</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~When a CPU increases to max speed, the Vcore usually tends to drop down. This is known as Vdroop. If the Vcore drops down too much, it can lead to stability issues. To combat this, CPU LLC was made to offset this loss. Level 5 (0%) will net you the least compensation, Level 3 (50%) an average compensation, and Level 1 (100%) the most compensation. You want to find the setting that will get you the same Vcore that is says in BIOS, during load in Windows as reported by CPU-Z.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">~Level 1 seems to spike your Vcore up really high during load, so I do not recommend using that.</span></i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IGPU Voltage Offset: Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~This option is only shown if your motherboard supports Intel's Internal-GPU (the GPU inside the CPU).<br>
~I wouldn't mess with this setting. You should have a separate GPU card anyways.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">IGPU Load-Line Calibration: Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~This option is only shown if your motherboard supports Intel's Internal-GPU (the GPU inside the CPU).<br>
~Works the same as CPU LLC but for the IGPU. I wouldn't mess with this either.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">DRAM Voltage: 1.5v (up to 1.65v)</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Memory Voltage: Leave this at 1.5v or 1.65v if you have certain memory chips that take 1.65v.<br>
~I don't recommend trying to overclock memory. The performance gain will be unnoticeable and may make overclocking the CPU tougher.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">~Do <b>NOT</b> go past 1.65v or you risk damaging chipsets and/or RAM.</span></i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">VTT Voltage (VCCIO): Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Also goes by the name IMC, QPI / DRAM, and QPI / VTT.<br>
~Controls the voltage sent to the Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) inside the CPU and the PCI-E Controller on the motherboard.<br>
~This rarely will ever affect an overclock. Change only if you get a BSOD related to this.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">PCH Voltage: Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Controls the voltage being sent into the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) on the motherboard.<br>
~This should not affect an overclock. Do not mess with this setting.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">CPU PLL Voltage (VCCPLL): Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~<a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.benchtec.co.uk/forums/threads/8337-CPU-PLL-voltage?p=99945&amp;viewfull=1#post99945" target="_blank">Too hard to explain what this does...</a><br>
~Stands for Phase Lock Loop. This can can help with a big overclock. Leave it on Auto for now.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">System Agent Voltage (VCCSA): Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i><span style="color:#FF0000;">~Controls the voltage sent to nearly everything on the motherboard not already mentioned.<br>
~Do NOT ever change this.</span></i></div>
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<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Load XMP Setting: Auto</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Try not to use this. It attempts to auto load DRAM settings based on a pre-defined profile. But you are advanced enough to set this stuff manually (see below this).</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">DRAM Frequency: DDR3-xxxx</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Set to the speed your RAM is rated at; for me it's 1600.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">DRAM tCL, tRCD, tRP, tRAS: x-x-x-xx</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~These are written on your RAM chips in that order. For me it's 9, 9, 9, 24.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Command Rate (CR): 2N</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~The delay between chip select and command, or the number of clock cycles needed to send data.<br>
~Lower the better. 2N is most likely default.<br>
~1N can be used but has a slight chance to produce instability and provides no real performance gain.</i></div>
<br><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Everything else should be left unchanged or set to Auto.</span></b></span>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~These settings don't make much of a difference in performance and can easily make the system unstable.</i></div>
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<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Advanced: CPU Configuration</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Example Image</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166122/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1166122" data-type="61" src="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166122/flags/LL" style="; width: 1024px; height: 768px"></a></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Intel Hyper Threading Technology: Enabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Setting for Hyperthreading for CPUs like i7-2600k / i7-3770k.<br>
~If you have this setting Disabled, you pretty much wasted $100 as this is the one extra thing you get from i5-2500k / i5-3570k.<br>
~<a class="bbcode_url" href="http://semiaccurate.com/2012/04/25/does-disabling-hyper-threading-increase-performance/" target="_blank">Does disabling hyper-threading increase performance?</a> No.</i></div>
<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Active Processor Cores: All</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Controls what cores are enabled in your CPU. Don't change this setting.</i></div>
<br><a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>C States</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b>C States are the main functions of a CPU. Below is an image describing each C State.<br><span style="color:#008000;">C1E does not affect any normal overclock. It can somtimes affect an extreme overclock like 6GHz. Don't change this setting.</span><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">The other C states can cause you to BSOD when idling when using Offset VCore mode. You shouldn't BSOD if you are using Fixed VCore mode.</span></b>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Show Image</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166123/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1166123" data-type="61" src="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166123/flags/LL" style="; width: 356px; height: 788px"></a></div>
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">So heres your 2 options:</span></b>
<ol class="bbcode_list"><li><i>Offset Mode: Your CPU will use VERY LITTLE voltage and speed when idling, ANYTIME you idle. (Even browsing can be considered idling.)</i>
<ul class="bbcode_list"><li><span style="color:#008000;">Enhanced Halt State (C1E): Enabled</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#FF0000;">CPU C3 State Support: Disabled</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#FF0000;">CPU C6 State Support: Disabled</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#FF0000;">Package C State Support: Disabled</span></li>
</ul></li>
<li><i>Fixed Mode: Your CPU will run full voltage and speed all the time, even when idling.</i>
<ul class="bbcode_list"><li><span style="color:#008000;">Enhanced Halt State (C1E): Enabled</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#FF0000;">CPU C3 State Support: Enabled</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#FF0000;">CPU C6 State Support: Enabled</span></li>
<li><span style="color:#FF0000;">Package C State Support: Auto</span></li>
</ul></li>
</ol><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Which one is better?</span></b><br>
Neither is "better". The first one will save you power and money, the second one will ensure you have 100% CPU power all the time. Some choose the 2nd option because they don't care about the electric bill and they like to have the best stability and power they can have. If, like me, you choose the 1st option, you will not be penalized.<br><br><b>Don't forget that each one can still use Sleep / Hibernate both of which will reduce the PC power usage to almost zero.</b></div>
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<br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">CPU Thermal Throttling: Enabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i><span style="color:#FF0000;">~Do not <b>ever</b> disable this. <span style="text-decoration:line-through;">It will shut your CPU off if it gets to hot and prevent damage.</span></span><br>
~This will reduce voltage and speed regardless of Offset/Fixed modes, in an attempt to reduce temps.<br>
~This setting DOES NOT control whether the CPU shuts off. That is built into the CPU itself and cannot be controlled.</i></div>
<br><b>No-Execute Memory Protection: Enabled<br>
Intel Virtualization Technology: Enabled<br>
Hardware Prefetcher: Enabled<br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher: Enabled</span></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Intel stuff to add more functionality. Don't disable these settings.</i></div>
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<br><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Overclocking Limits</span></span></span>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Voltage Limits</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b>Voltage is very important when overclocking. Simply put, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">too much voltage produces a dead CPU</span>. Too little voltage and the CPU won't turn on.<br><br>
There are no fail safes for this. It's all up to you to control the voltage.<br><br></b>
<table border="2" style="background-color:#A6C2D9;font-weight:bold;font-size:10pt;font-family:'Trebuchet MS';" width="650"><tbody><tr style="text-align:center;font-size:14pt;"><td colspan="5">Intel Voltage Limits<br>
(Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge)</td>
</tr><tr style="text-align:center;font-size:8pt;"><td colspan="5">1. <a href="http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/2nd-gen-core-desktop-vol-1-datasheet.html" target="_blank">2nd Gen Intel Datasheet</a> p. 82<br>
2. <a href="http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/2nd-gen-core-desktop-vol-1-datasheet.html" target="_blank">3rd Gen Intel Datasheet</a> p. 86</td>
</tr><tr style="text-align:center;font-size:12pt;"><td>Type</td>
<td>AKA</td>
<td>Min</td>
<td>Max</td>
<td>Description</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#008000;"><td>Vᴄᴏʀᴇ</td>
<td>Fixed, Offset, Turbo</td>
<td>0.25v</td>
<td>1.50v</td>
<td style="font-size:8pt;">My recommended values. Not stated officially by Intel.</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#008000;"><td>Vᴄᴄɪᴏ</td>
<td>VTT, QPI, IMC</td>
<td>1.02v</td>
<td>1.08v</td>
<td>May rarely help an overclock.</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#008000;"><td>Vᴄᴄᴘʟʟ</td>
<td>CPU PLL</td>
<td>1.71v</td>
<td>1.89v</td>
<td>Lowering may help an overclock.</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#FF0000;"><td>Vᴅʀᴀᴍ</td>
<td>Memory RAM</td>
<td>1.5v</td>
<td>1.65v</td>
<td>Specified by manufacturer.</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#FF0000;"><td>Vᴄᴄsᴀ</td>
<td>System Agent</td>
<td>0.879v</td>
<td>0.971v</td>
<td>Leave on auto.</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#FF0000;"><td>Vᴘᴄʜ</td>
<td>N/A</td>
<td>N/A</td>
<td>N/A</td>
<td>Not much info on. Leave on auto.</td>
</tr><tr style="color:#FF0000;"><td>Vᴀxɢ</td>
<td>Internal GPU</td>
<td>0.25v</td>
<td>1.50v</td>
<td style="font-size:8pt;">Leave on auto.<br>
My recommended values. Not stated officially by Intel.</td>
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<code>&lt;table style="font-weight:bold;font-size:10pt;font-family:Trebuchet MS;" border=2px width=650px bgcolor=#A6C2D9&gt; &lt;tbody&gt; &lt;tr style="text-align:center;font-size:14pt;"&gt; &lt;td colspan=5&gt;Intel Voltage Limits&lt;br /&gt;(Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge)&lt;/th&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="text-align:center;font-size:8pt;"&gt; &lt;td colspan=5&gt;1. &lt;a href="http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/2nd-gen-core-desktop-vol-1-datasheet.html"&gt;2nd Gen Intel Datasheet&lt;/a&gt; p. 82&lt;/br&gt;2. &lt;a href="http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/core/2nd-gen-core-desktop-vol-1-datasheet.html"&gt;3rd Gen Intel Datasheet&lt;/a&gt; p. 86&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="text-align:center;font-size:12pt;"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Type&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;AKA&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Min&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Max&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Description&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:green"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴄᴏʀᴇ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Fixed, Offset, Turbo&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;0.25v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.50v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td style="font-size:8pt;"&gt;My recommended values. Not stated officially by Intel.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:green"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴄᴄɪᴏ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;VTT, QPI, IMC&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.02v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.08v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt; May rarely help an overclock.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:green"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴄᴄᴘʟʟ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;CPU PLL&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.71v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.89v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Lowering may help an overclock.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:red"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴅʀᴀᴍ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Memory RAM&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.5v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.65v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Specified by manufacturer.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:red"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴄᴄsᴀ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;System Agent&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;0.879v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;0.971v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Leave on auto.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:red"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴘᴄʜ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;N/A&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;N/A&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;N/A&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Not much info on. Leave on auto.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr style="color:red"&gt; &lt;td&gt;Vᴀxɢ&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;Internal GPU&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;0.25v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td&gt;1.50v&lt;/td&gt; &lt;td style="font-size:8pt;"&gt;Leave on auto.&lt;/br&gt;My recommended values. Not stated officially by Intel.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;</code>
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<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Temperature Limits</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b>Temperature isn't nearly as important as voltages now a days. Why? Well, with current technology, fail safes are built directly into the CPU. If the CPU reaches its limits, it will shut off. This prevents any damage from occurring.<br><br>
So why care about temperatures at all? Well the obvious answer. If the CPU hits the limit, it shuts off. You don't want to be scratching your head for hours trying to figure out why your overclock keeps shutting down the computer. Or worse, it shuts off when your playing games or doing important work.<br><br>
The CPU also has a throttle limit. If the throttle limit is hit the CPU will reduce voltage and speed. Meaning, your BF3 fps goes from 60 to 10 during a game.<br><br>
Enough reading all ready. What are the limits?<br><br></b>
<table border="2" style="background-color:#A6C2D9;font-weight:bold;font-size:10pt;font-family:'Trebuchet MS';" width="325"><tbody><tr style="font-size:15pt;text-align:center;"><td colspan="4">Intel Temperature Limits</td>
</tr><tr style="font-size:11pt;text-align:center;"><td>Type</td>
<td colspan="1">Sandy Bridge</td>
<td colspan="1">Ivy Bridge</td>
</tr><tr><td>Max</td>
<td>98C</td>
<td>105C</td>
</tr><tr><td>Throttle</td>
<td>93C+</td>
<td>98C+</td>
</tr><tr><td>Optimal</td>
<td>85C-</td>
<td>90C-</td>
</tr><tr><td>Min</td>
<td>-50C-</td>
<td>-50C-</td>
</tr><tr style="text-align:center;"><td colspan="3">(+) = or above. (-) = or below.</td>
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<code>&lt;table style="font-weight:bold;font-size:10pt;font-family:Trebuchet MS;" border=2px width=325px bgcolor=#A6C2D9&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr style="font-size:15pt;text-align:center;"&gt;&lt;td colspan="4"&gt;Intel Temperature Limits&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr style="font-size:11pt;text-align:center;"&gt;&lt;td&gt;Type&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td colspan="1"&gt;Sandy Bridge&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td colspan="1"&gt;Ivy Bridge&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;Max&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;98C&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;105C&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;Throttle&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;93C+&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;98C+&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;Optimal&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;85C-&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;90C-&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td&gt;Min&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;-50C-&lt;/td&gt;&lt;td&gt;-50C-&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr style="text-align:center;"&gt;&lt;td colspan="3"&gt;(+) = or above. (-) = or below.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;</code>
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<br><b>Min: Yes, these are negative values.<br><br>
Optimal: This is the max temperature you should see in a stress program like prime95. It is used to get a little distance from the max. If you go above it, don't freak out. This number is designed just for that. Stop the test immediately and lower the voltage.<br><br>
"No way.. I'm going all out!!!" - If you had a car that exploded at 98mph... would you be driving 95mph down the highway. 85mph or below would be much more safer.</b></div>
<br><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Overclocking...</span></span></span>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Required Programs</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><a class="bbcode_url" href="https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2doV6IniaYyVTZOejAzYkEwV1U/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">Overclocker's Survival Kit (x64)</a></span></span><br>
This self-extracting .exe was made by me and is safe.<br>
Move this folder around anywhere you want it.<br>
Contains SSD Life Free, Crystal Disc Info, CPU-Z, GPU-Z, HWMonitor, RealTemp, and Prime95.<br>
Up-to-date as of April 4, 2013.<br><br>
Recommended for Windows 7/8 64-bit only.</b></div>
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<br><br><b><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft/" target="_blank">Prime95</a> | Needed to stress test your overclock.<br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html" target="_blank">HWMonitor</a> | Master list of voltages, temperatures, and RPMs being used in a PC.<br></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/" target="_blank">Real Temp</a> | Records system temperatures; alternative to HWMonitor.<br><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html" target="_blank">CPU-Z</a> | Records CPU voltage; displays TONS of system info; alternative to HWMonitor.</div>
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<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>The Prime Test</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b>Either use Prime95 Blend mode or better use...<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">MY PREFERRED CUSTOM TEST</span><br>
Match the settings to what is in the picture below and use these settings for every test in this guide.<br><br>
"Number of torture test threads to run" should be automatically be set to 4 or 8 depending on what CPU you have.<br><br>
"Memory to use in MB" should be set to 512 x # of GB of RAM installed. 4GB x 512 = 2048. 8GB x 512 = 4096.</b><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166124/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1166124" data-type="61" src="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166124/flags/LL" style="; width: 514px; height: 270px"></a><br><br><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">Be sure to have these advanced options checked. They are not checked by default.</span><br></b>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><i>~Click "Cancel" on the Torture Test popup to unlock the menus.</i></div>
<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166125/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1166125" data-type="61" src="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166125/flags/LL" style="; width: 327px; height: 275px"></a></div>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Green Overclocking</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">Overclocking with minimum power.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166126/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="1166126" data-type="61" src="https://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1166126/flags/LL" style="; width: 129px; height: 120px"></a><br><br>
Set the CPU multiplier to 50. (Unless you got a perfect chip, then the computer will not boot for a couple of these multipliers.)<br>
Set the Offset to +0.005v. Set the Turbo Voltage to +0.004v.<br><br><b><i>(I do not recommend negative voltage: The offset affects idle voltages per multiplier, and Intel has already set the voltage for the idle multiplier. You don't want to drop below what Intel has already tested for you. A negative turbo voltage should not be available nor used. The reason we change voltage past for normal overclocking is because Intel only tests up to x33. Many chips can do more than that, but with what voltage is unknown.)</i></b><br><br><b><span style="color:#0000FF;">GOAL:</span> Achieve the highest stable multiplier with minimum voltage.<br><br><span style="color:#9400D3;">TEST:</span> Pass 10min of "The Prime Test".<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">PASS:</span> Go to The Final Test.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">FAIL:</span> Decrease the CPU multiplier by 1.</b></div>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Starting off...</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">At this point you will only be concerned with CPU multiplier.<br><br>
Set the CPU multiplier to 33.<br>
Set the Offset to +0.005v. Set the Turbo Boost to +0.004v.<br><br><b><span style="color:#0000FF;">Goal:</span> Achieve the highest stable multiplier with lowest positive Turbo Boost voltage.<br><br><span style="color:#9400D3;">TEST:</span> Pass 5min of "The Prime Test".<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">PASS:</span> Increase the CPU multiplier by 1.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">FAIL:</span> Decrease the CPU multiplier by 1.<br><br>
Repeat this until you achieve the GOAL. For a mild overclock precede to the Final Test, otherwise go to the next section.</b></div>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Getting closer...</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">Now we will be working with both CPU multiplier and Turbo Boost Voltage.<br><br>
All settings should be set from the previous section.<br><br><b><span style="color:#0000FF;">Goal:</span> Achieve the highest stable multiplier with Turbo Boost voltage increase.<br><br><span style="color:#9400D3;">TEST:</span> Pass 5min of "The Prime Test".<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">PASS:</span> Increase the CPU multiplier by 1.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">FAIL:</span> Increase the Turbo Boost by 1 spot.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">FAIL (Max Vcore): Decrease the CPU multiplier by 1.</span><br><br>
Repeat this until you achieve the GOAL. For a nice easy overclock, precede to the Final Test, otherwise go to the next section.</b></div>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>Finding the sweet spot...</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">Now that you got used to overclocking, we're going to be setting the standards a bit higher.<br><br>
All settings should be set from the previous section.<br><br><b><span style="color:#0000FF;">Goal:</span> Achieve the highest stable multiplier without going over max Vcore during the Test..<br><br><span style="color:#9400D3;">TEST:</span> Pass "The Prime Test" for 20min. No crashes, fatal errors, or temps exceeding optimal can occur.<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">PASS:</span> Increase the CPU multiplier by 1.<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">FAIL:</span> Increase the Turbo Boost by 1 spot OR raise CPU PLL (max is 1.89v) OR lower CPU PLL (as low as 1.709v).<br><span style="color:#FF0000;">FAIL (Max Vcore): Decrease the CPU multiplier by 1.</span><br><br>
Repeat this until you achieve the GOAL. Precede to the Final Test.</b></div>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>The Final Test</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden">This is it, this will let you know if you are stable enough for <b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:16px;">normal use</span></span></i></b>.
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><span style="font-size:10px;"><b><span style="color:#FF0000;">-If you plan on using your CPU very intense all the time, such as Folding, then raise the time from 1 hour to 12+ hours.</span></b></span></div>
<div class="bbcode_indent" style="margin-left:4em;"><b>-<span style="font-size:10px;">Gaming is considered normal use.</span></b></div>
<br><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>** Run "The Prime Test" for 1 hour without a crash, FATAL ERROR on any core/thread, AND temps never exceeding optimal. **</b></span><br><br><i>If you fail, then you can do a couple things:<br>
1. Drop the CPU multiplier by 1.<br>
2. Raise the Turbo Boost Voltage.<br>
3. Raise CPU PLL voltage up to 1.89v., or lower it as low as 1.709v<br><b>Then repeat the test to try and pass.</b></i><br><b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>
From personal experience, if you pass this test, then you are good to go.</span></i></b></div>
<br><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-size:24px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">HELP ME!</span></span></span>
<a class="spoiler-link H-spoiler-toggle" href="#"><strong>BSOD LIST</strong> <span class="spoiler-help">(Click to show)</span></a><div class="spoiler-hidden"><b><a class="bbcode_url" href="http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/help-troubleshoot-the-blue-screen-of-death-by-preventing-automatic-reboot/" target="_blank">Does the BSOD screen flash by too quick? Click here.</a></b><br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/940091/bsod-codes-when-ocing-must-have-info/0_20#post_12369427" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>overclocker23578</strong> <a href="/t/940091/bsod-codes-when-ocing-must-have-info/0_20#post_12369427"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><span style="font-size:10px;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#008000;">BSOD Codes for LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge</span></span><br>
0x124 = add/remove vcore or QPI/VTT voltage (usually Vcore, once it was QPI/VTT)<br>
0x101 = add more vcore<br>
0x50 = RAM timings/Frequency add DDR3 voltage or add QPI/VTT<br>
0x1E = add more vcore<br>
0x3B = add more vcore<br>
0xD1 = add QPI/VTT voltage<br>
0x9C = QPI/VTT most likely, but increasing vcore has helped in some instances<br>
0X109 = add DDR3 voltage<br>
0x0A = add QPI/VTT voltage<br>
0x1A = Memory management error. It usually means a bad stick of Ram. Test with Memtest, try raising your Ram voltage, or south bridge ICH voltage.<br>
0x19 = memory voltage</b></span></div>
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<div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2314027/all" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>owikh84</strong> <a href="http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2314027/all" target="_blank"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><span style="font-size:10px;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#008000;">BSOD Codes for LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge</span></span><br>
0x101 = increase vcore<br>
0x124 = increase/decrease vcore or QPI/VTT... have to test to see which one it is<br>
0x0A = unstable RAM/IMC, increase QPI first, if that doesn't work increase vcore<br>
0x1E = increase vcore<br>
0x3B = increase vcore<br>
0x3D = increase vcore<br>
0xD1 = QPI/VTT, increase/decrease as necessary, can also be unstable Ram, raise Ram voltage<br>
0x9C = QPI/VTT most likely, but increasing vcore has helped in some instances<br>
0x50 = RAM timings/Frequency or uncore multi unstable, increase RAM voltage or adjust QPI/VTT, or lower uncore if you're higher than 2x<br>
0x109 = Not enough or too Much memory voltage<br>
0x116 = Low IOH (NB) voltage, GPU issue (most common when running multi-GPU/overclocking GPU)<br>
0x7E = Corrupted OS file, possibly from overclocking. Run sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r</b></span></div>
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Hi. I already know that this post has several years. But now I finally have an i7-3770k and asrock z77 extreme4. I'm clicking on all the links and it always stays on the first page. I have registered but it remains the same. Is the guide closed? Thanks and sorry for the google translator. a greeting
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Though kennyparker1337 recently posted thatl he had some issues updating it, as far as I see from your quote of the guide, you've opened the "links" on the 1st page, which is where they should "open". The links are not exactly links, but "chapters" opening below those "links" as far as I remember.
P.S. I am on my phone now, not on PC, so I might not see everything in that post now.

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@DarthFK Hey bud, I guess we were the last two to keep this thread alive lol. So far I haven't had any issues with this overclock. I bought a new video card and overclocked it using the MSI afterburner and i did get some blue screen crashes from it. But I think it has stabilized.. I think the computer is running pretty good. I got a 96 score overall on userbenchmark. (processor 92 / GPU 109).. Im thinking of purchasing a VR headset like the Odyssey plus... I think this computer can handle it. What do you think? Thanks again for your help just wanted to update you since you spent a lot of time helping me.
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@DarthFK Hey bud, I guess we were the last two to keep this thread alive lol. So far I haven't had any issues with this overclock. I bought a new video card and overclocked it using the MSI afterburner and i did get some blue screen crashes from it. But I think it has stabilized.. I think the computer is running pretty good. I got a 96 score overall on userbenchmark. (processor 92 / GPU 109).. Im thinking of purchasing a VR headset like the Odyssey plus... I think this computer can handle it. What do you think? Thanks again for your help just wanted to update you since you spent a lot of time helping me.
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Thanks for the update[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] The thread always goes up & down in terms of activity, but surely is less active with the passage of time. Life[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

I am not the best person to advise you on the VR. I have no clue about it. But apparently the minimum requirements on both Oculus & Odyssey+ are an i5-4560. In case of Odyssey any VGA for Standard WMR & a 1060 or 480/580 for Ultimate. Since you have an i5-3570k very nicely overclocked, you actually either meet or exceed the mere next gen i5-4560 requirement, I think. But this is my uninformed opinion.

https://m.windowscentral.com/samsung...vs-oculus-rift

As to myself, I am getting pretty busy these days in search of the next step in my professional life, which hopefully will come sooner rather than later[IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] Occasionally though, I get a break for a line on this forum & a game [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]))

Hope you are ok? Wishing you best!

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Thanks man. Good luck in all your future endeavors. It's always a good thing when you're looking to advance instead of looking for where to begin lol.

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@DarthFK or anyone else here paying attention to this thread... I no longer can get into my bios, and I am not sure why.. i click f2/del, but it just bypasses and goes right into windows... I read there is an option under settings to restart into UFEFI , but my windows doesn't have that option displayed.. no idea what to do..
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