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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-20-2019, 02:43 AM - Thread Starter
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Need help with specific OC questions. Noob to overclocking. Recently build my first system

Sorry for the long post but it’s a long story and I'm very new to this, want to include as many details as possible.
I’ll start by saying I recently built my first computer and would like a simple safe overclock. After inquiring on multiple forums I’ve gotten conflicting responses to my questions which led me to making slight changes that ended in scary results for me.

My system components:
-ASUS ROG Strix Z390-e
-I7 8700k
-32gb tridentZ RGB 3200mhz ram (more than needed but it was a gift)
-Coolermaster ma620p dual tower dual fan air cooler (massive)
-850watt 80+gold Thermaltake PSU
-ASUS gtx 1060 6gb (I don’t pc game but may try getting into it)
-phanteks Enthoo pro case
-2x 250gb Samsung 970 evo m.2 ssd in raid 0 for boot drive
-1x 500gb 850evo ssd
-1x 6tb toshiba hdd

So what I originally did was :
-enable XMP_II profile and said no at the prompt
-Set core ratio to sync all cores
-set the multiplier to 47 as i just wanted a safe basic overclock
-I left everything else on auto because I have no idea what I’m doing and want to keep it safe and long lasting.

Highest Voltages (on auto) per HWmonitor:
Vcore: 1.314v
VCCIO: 1.344v
System Agent: 1.216v

Everything has been fine with these settings and I’ve been running them about 6 months.

But Someone replied to my previous reddit post about the same topic and said my vccio and vccsa were borderline dangerous and to lower them to 1.1 to 1.125v.
Personally I thought that was a drastic amount to lower them by.
So what I did was lower them slightly.
If I remember correctly
- I changed the vccio from auto, which was reading (1.344), to manual and set it to somewhere between 1.2 and 1.3 as opposed to the reddit suggested 1.1v.
- I did the same to vccsa, set to manual and just lowered it slightly to 1.2 from the auto setting which was reading like 1.22-1.25.
- I F10 saved and tried to reboot.
-***My system (which is basically brand new) began an endless loop of trying to start, couldn’t post, and I wasnt even able to get into bios to change anything back as it just kept restarting; no amount of F2 F5 or delete spamming would let me enter the UEFI to change settings back.

-What I ended up doing (because I wasn’t too sure about how to use the cmos jumper or what it even does) was remove the small watch style battery, wait a little while, plug everything back in. And restart.
- After 2-3 cycles of the computer attempting to start it finally did and I was able to get into bios where everything seemed to be set back to stock.
-At this point it was very late and after a scare like that I just left it all alone except enabling the xmp2 profile so my ram would run at 3200mhz.
- Other than that I’m back to square one with all stock settings and honestly a little scared to make any changes.
-Originally I was very happy with my first all core 4.7ghz OC with everything set on auto. Until someone said it was dangerous to run vccio and vccsa at such high voltages and that I needed to dial them down right away. Which I attempted to do and failed miserably but thankfully didn’t brick anything.

After all that I tried to lower vccio to 1.3v. But it still shows up at 1.344 in HWmonitor.

So my ?’s are :
1. What did I do wrong? Did I lower the vccio to much to fast?

2. Why Did my system go into endless cycle of trying to boot and not be able to get into uefi?

3. Did I have to remove that battery or could the cmos jumper have fixed my issue?

4.**side note the ”memok” *switch is set to on by default** Should I switch it off when doing changes like this or leave it on?

5. And lastly since lowering those SA and IO voltages was clearly an issue, would it be ok to set everything back the way I had it, with the only changes being sync all cores to 47 and enabling xmp2?
Are those IO and SA voltages really too high? Or can I just set it back the way I had it and be happy with a safe and basic OC (Btw my highest Vcore voltage seen on auto was like 1.314)

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to take the time to help a noob such as myself.
It will be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Paul Jolly. 
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-20-2019, 02:57 AM
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Please name the model of the PSU and not just the wattage the brand and the 80 plus rating those dont matter
Most Thermaltake units are not very good by the way and that matters if you want to OC

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i9-7900x With evo and koolance vrm water blocks
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
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Trident Z 3600C16 4x8gb's
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Pro 256gb for os and 500gb evo for favorite games plus other wd hdd's for data and backup's
Optical Drive
LG Blu-Ray WH16NS40
Power Supply
evga 1200P2
2-280GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads with D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
corsair 450D
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win-7 pro & 10 pro
ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz
Logitech G910 Orion spectrum
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Trident-Z 3200C14 4x8gb's
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EVGA 1000w P2
2-240 GTX Black Ice Nemesis rads/ D5 pump-res combo and D5 top before and after rads.
Corsair 450D
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win-7 and 10 pro
AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz
Red Dragon
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