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Windows 7: Help with overclocking Gigabyte Z87X-d3h

21 Dec 2013   #1
UltraPCGamer

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Help with overclocking Gigabyte Z87X-d3h

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23 Dec 2013   #2
UltraPCGamer

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Whats the point asking a question when nobody answers.
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23 Dec 2013   #3
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

It's near christmas mate, alot of people on here have families and full time jobs, What program are you using to monitor the speed of the CPU?
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23 Dec 2013   #4
UltraPCGamer

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23 Dec 2013   #5
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

what does it sit at while running games? In all honesty, i dont think your going to notice much difference at all if you do decided to OC up to 4.2, I'm not sure mate, i have an amd processor so i do all of my OC'ing in the CCC , il ask someone to take a look at the thread, wont be long cheers
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23 Dec 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UltraPCGamer View Post
Whats the point asking a question when nobody answers.
None at all. Impatient are you?
The CPU doesn't run at full speed all the time and may clock down as low as 800MHz, my Haswell did.

Fire up your virus scanner and CPUz and see what it does then.
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23 Dec 2013   #7
UltraPCGamer

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23 Dec 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Change the BIOS clock ratio to 42 see how it goes. hopefully they already set the volts and other things.
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23 Dec 2013   #9
UltraPCGamer

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23 Dec 2013   #10
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Know what you're doing or else...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UltraPCGamer View Post
Hi I'm new to this site and also new to overclocking. I've got a i7 haswell i7 4770k with the Gigabyte Z87X-d3h motherboard and my PC was advertised as OC to 4.2GHz but it isn't running at that speed. What settings do I have to change in the BIOS?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UltraPCGamer View Post
Does the voltage need to be on a certain setting to support a overclock speed of 4.2GHZ? I've had it on 4.2GHz by the method I said above and when I boot up and get on the log on screen, the audio of the windows sound sounds all crackled when on 4.2GHz. That's why I ask there must be something else to change like voltage or something else.
Seeing some of the questions being asked, I would highly suggest you research overclocking before attempting to do so. Overclocking entails experience, trial & error, the right components, and a bit of luck all tied in with a bit of knowledge.

Knowledge and comfort ability with basic BIOS settings with regards to OC'ing is a must, particularly basics in voltage/settings.

The biggest issue with overclocking, besides stability is heat!.... this is the biggest issue most overclockers face, and the biggest factor contributing to heat is voltage. Understand that, and you have a big hand up on overclocking.

The other part you have to understand is that every CPU of the same ilk isn't capable of gaining or sustaining the same speed. In sort not every 4770K for example will hit 4.7/8 gig.

With that, understand not everyone's OC settings will work for you as components, HW/SW, temps, and conditions will be the same for everyone.

I bring these up to say while we can give tips here and there, the overall package is going to be based on your knowledge and/or understanding of overclocking based on your system and needs.

So yeah, I'd suggest you visit some forums dedicated to overclocking to get an idea of what's involved and what is takes to get to where you want.

You could check out sites like

- Tweak Town's GIGABYTE forums
- The Gigabyte Z87/Haswell Overclocking(OC) Guide (this one is a bit long and technical, but..)
- Intel Motherboards - Overclockers Forums (great general OC forum)
- And lastly, our very own forums here - PC Custom Builds and Overclocking - Windows 7 Help Forums

Good luck

BTW I've got a Gigabyte G1 Sniper 5 MB with a i7-4770K, though I've not overclocked my system yet. And yes, I have some experience, but not on this platform (haswell/Z87 MB) yet.
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