I am relatively new to the over clocking thins but I have a Gigabyte z97-hd3 MOBO and could not get any results with changing the multiplier or voltages in the BIOS. Every time i changed anything, it would always show 3.2ghz after booting in windows 8.1.
I had gigabyte easytune installed with the MOBO drivers so i tried playing around with its preset OC settings but those didn't work either. I finally was able to get results in the advanced OC settings tab on easytune where i manually adjusted the multiplier and voltage myself. I am set at 4.3ghz and 1.224V at the moment with no problems at all.
I did notice the clock speed on cpu-z always shows 4.3 even when idle even though it would drop down when idle before the OC and only show max when doing a stress test on prime95. Should I be alarmed at this or no?