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Do you think i have a bad i5 3570k chip?

Hello! Currently tryin to overclock my i5, and as of now its stable at 4.2GHZ at 1.136v. I planned to get a higher frequency, 4.5GHZ but the problem is i got BSOD after the windows logo. I put 45 as multiplier and Core coltage to "offset at +0.05". Am i lacking on Volts? or is this a bad chip? Im also thinking if my PSU wasnt efficient.

Specs:
i5 3570k Proc
Asrock Extreme 3 Mobo
Palit 650ti Boost 2GB DDR5
16 GB DDR3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 Rams
Aerocool Strike X 500w PSU
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  1. Generally if you are getting BSODs and other instabilities, you need more vcore. Furthermore when overclocking it's a good idea only to take baby steps of 100Mhz, possibly 200Mhz at a time.

    I am not very well accustomed to voltage offsets but +0.05v seems to be a very small amount for 4.5Ghz.
  2. Thank you :) Im really a new to this things. What you mean is from 4.2 to 4.3 or 4.4 right? I may just add voltages then (im scared to do this! LOL) Does "+0.05v" adds to my CPU VID? Thank you.
  3. A bad CPU no I do not think so. Every CPU is going to have a maximum overclock and 4.2 may be all yours can do. There is no way to know the maximum overclock on any CPU and anything over the default clock is good.
  4. You didn't raise the voltage enough. 1.3V is commonplace for 4.5 GHz.
  5. If using offset, try + 0.12 and see how far that takes you
  6. Thank you guys! ill be trying this ideas! Just got back online coz its a bad rainy season here in the Philippines.
  7. Almost got there when I was in the Air Force, had a couple friends that had been stationed there, nothing but to say about the PI
  8. Hello Sir Tradesman, my step father was a former US Army, hes retired coz he got injured in Afghanistan. :) He's from Lexington Tennessee.

    Anyways, ill try offset +0.12. Do i need to change any other values on my board? Or its just the voltage?
  9. Just there, think prob get 4.4 min.....I originally had orders to the PI from my tech school after basic, then was diverted to Hawaii, then ended up in Vegas at Nellis when I got Honor Grad at school (so can't really complain, Vegas was great) went from their to HQ TAC out at Langley AFB
  10. Thanks Sir, ill try 4.4. then offset +0.12. Come visit Philippines Sir :) But right i guess not now, its rainy here, LOL wait till next summer XD
  11. Nothing like what you all get, we get a short rainy season, but I'm in Arizona, mostly just hot
  12. Hello Sir, i managed to get @4.4Ghz 1.28v offset +0.15 offset getting 70C Max on full load.
  13. Best answer
    Looking good ;) becoming a OC wizard ! If you want to go further, might look for some guides, depending on your CPU might be able to hit 4.5 with a small increase or may be at a break point where a larger jump is require, jot down, or take screen shots of your current settings (can do so with a flash drive inserted, go into BIOS and hit the F12 kep to save a shot of the BIOS screen to your flash drive, can take as many as you want)
  14. Here is a pretty comprehensive guide to OC'ing Ivy Bridge chips: http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards
    They have some very good recommendations and they even tell you how to interpret BSOD errors.

    Yogi
  15. Tradesman1 said:
    Looking good ;) becoming a OC wizard ! If you want to go further, might look for some guides, depending on your CPU might be able to hit 4.5 with a small increase or may be at a break point where a larger jump is require, jot down, or take screen shots of your current settings (can do so with a flash drive inserted, go into BIOS and hit the F12 kep to save a shot of the BIOS screen to your flash drive, can take as many as you want)


    Thanks! Maybe ill stay for 4.4 as of now :) Im happy. Maybe the ff. days ill bump it up and try 4.5 :)
  16. Y0GI said:
    Here is a pretty comprehensive guide to OC'ing Ivy Bridge chips: http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards
    They have some very good recommendations and they even tell you how to interpret BSOD errors.

    Yogi


    Thanks Y0GI :)
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