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Windows 7: Post Your Overclock! [2]


20 Jul 2012   #1

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Post Your Overclock! [2]




Finally hit 5GHz on air!
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20 Jul 2012   #2
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Finally hit 5GHz on air!
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Awesome work Mark! How hot does she get under load?
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20 Jul 2012   #3

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I haven't tweaked it properly. It's not stable enough to put it under load (yet)
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20 Jul 2012   #4
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Great work, Mark. Well done.
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20 Jul 2012   #5

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Finally hit 5GHz on air!
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Nice job tweek
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20 Jul 2012   #6

 
 

Nice job Mark



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Also, if anybody has the 3570K and an Asus Z77 motherboard, feel free to send me a message if you have any tips or tricks on how you got the numbers you got. Always appreciate tried and true information!
I don't have a Z77 mobo, but I do have a 3770K that sits comfortably @ 4.7ghz on a Z68 board with under 1.3v on full load. (I've also helped a a few with Z77 boards - the fundamentals are the same. It's mainly the wording/names for a few settings that are different).



Personally, I do all my Ocing in the BIOS. The app is fine for quick testing, mild overclocks etc, but doesn't give you access to all settings needed to fine tune a higher OC. Ocing via the BIOS is always preferable.

You can take the values you've got via the app and then input them manually.

Yours coolers performance is around mid range but 4.5-4.6ghz should be doable.

If you'd like some help with BIOS ocing, just let me know.
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20 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

The OC tuner is actually in the BIOS (I also do all my overclocking in the BIOS) and using it shuts the computer down for about a minute or two where it "does things" and then comes back overclocked. It is a very safe OC and is probably closer to a preset, but it does work. I'm not crazy about how it just pours on the core voltage to get where it gets, but it's never in the danger zone. Cooling isn't a problem in my rig as I've never seen it past 60-62* C, and that was @ 4.5GHz with no real tweaks, just to see if it would do it. Stress testing @ my current OC gets it to about 50-55*C.

I will continue to fiddle with some things and see where I end up. Current thoughts are to run it like this for awhile, and then maybe bump it up to 4.4GHz....that's a solid 1GHz gain from stock clock. That is still borderline conservative for some of you guys, but I am thinking it should be achievable by bumping up the multiplier and adjusting the core voltage to a more tolerable level. I don't want to run 4.4GHz with it using 1.3xx volts, it's just not necessary.

I will be in touch if I get to a point where I'm at a loss, but hopefully, that won't happen lol.
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21 Jul 2012   #8

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Finally hit 5GHz on air!
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21 Jul 2012   #9

 
 

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The OC tuner is actually in the BIOS (I also do all my overclocking in the BIOS)
My bad - I don't know why I automatically assumed 'app' (was thinking of the Asus Suite for some reason ).

The OC tuner is pretty much the BIOS based 'auto overclock' /Asus Suite type function. And 'auto overclock' always errs on the side of extra voltage. (Which is why I don't use the OC tuner either )



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I'm not crazy about how it just pours on the core voltage to get where it gets, but it's never in the danger zone. Cooling isn't a problem in my rig as I've never seen it past 60-62* C, and that was @ 4.5GHz with no real tweaks, just to see if it would do it. Stress testing @ my current OC gets it to about 50-55*C.

Leaving the OC Tuner alone and entering the values manually is still the optimal method, although just going by temps alone (which doesn't reflect on other voltages though), is still well within acceptable limits as you've mentioned.

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That is still borderline conservative for some of you guys, but I am thinking it should be achievable by bumping up the multiplier and adjusting the core voltage to a more tolerable level.
Never mind what others go for - it's the target your happy with that counts

Are you planning to use a fixed/manual vcore or the offset function?

I'd recommend a +offset over a fixed vcore. (for 4.4, I'd start around+0.050)

That way you can maintain the lower idle volts with Speedstep, C1E etc enabled. There's simply no need to have a fixed vcore unless you are going for a max OC. SB and Ivy work very well with the offset function.




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I don't want to run 4.4GHz with it using 1.3xx volts, it's just not necessary.
With fine tuning, you'd be looking at roughly around 1.2xx for 4.4ghz. You may not even need to use LLC.

But it's your rig - have a fiddle, but again if you need help - we're here
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21 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Definitely using an offset over a manual/fixed voltage. I used the OC tuner mainly to give me a baseline result, and I figured I could take over from there....took a lot of the guesswork out of it. The last time I had it at 4.4GHz it was running at about 1.300 volts, and I offset it to ~ 1.256v, temps were great. At those settings @ idle it runs at about 1.080v if I remember correctly, which is great.

I know what you mean about OC'ing from the Asus AI Suite, it's decent for basic oc'ing but not much past that.....I didn't even bother installing it this time.
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