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September 23, 2013 8:29:41 AM

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I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.

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September 23, 2013 8:59:32 AM

lolkittens said:
Hi

I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.


which water cooling kit are you using? closed loop all-in-one water cooling kits will perform better than air but, against some of the best air coolers there are very little differences.

haswell is an extremely pissed off CPU ;)  and if the quality of your specific CPU tends to fall into the average area, id be looking at a very high end closed loop water cooling kit or better yet, create a custom water loop
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September 23, 2013 9:13:43 AM

mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
Hi

I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.


which water cooling kit are you using? closed loop all-in-one water cooling kits will perform better than air but, against some of the best air coolers there are very little differences.

haswell is an extremely pissed off CPU ;)  and if the quality of your specific CPU tends to fall into the average area, id be looking at a very high end closed loop water cooling kit or better yet, create a custom water loop


Cooler master seidon 240mm. But I shouldnt have to push that high vcore right? something must be wrong lol.
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September 23, 2013 10:56:43 AM

lolkittens said:
mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
Hi

I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.


which water cooling kit are you using? closed loop all-in-one water cooling kits will perform better than air but, against some of the best air coolers there are very little differences.

haswell is an extremely pissed off CPU ;)  and if the quality of your specific CPU tends to fall into the average area, id be looking at a very high end closed loop water cooling kit or better yet, create a custom water loop


Cooler master seidon 240mm. But I shouldnt have to push that high vcore right? something must be wrong lol.


while i think their a very rare chance that the CPU will actually need that much voltage @ 4.3, i doubt it really requires that much. im actually somewhat baffled, have you tested at lower voltages too?

i dont think the 4670k should be a bottleneck to the GTX 780 (possibly in 64 man servers with lots of action happening but, at that point it could just be the server itself as well), try and grab the latest drivers (or a previous driver that you felt gave you best gaming experience) and check to see if the drops still happen on GPU usage in BF3.

are you using max settings in BF3?
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September 23, 2013 12:27:26 PM

mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
Hi

I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.


which water cooling kit are you using? closed loop all-in-one water cooling kits will perform better than air but, against some of the best air coolers there are very little differences.

haswell is an extremely pissed off CPU ;)  and if the quality of your specific CPU tends to fall into the average area, id be looking at a very high end closed loop water cooling kit or better yet, create a custom water loop


Cooler master seidon 240mm. But I shouldnt have to push that high vcore right? something must be wrong lol.


while i think their a very rare chance that the CPU will actually need that much voltage @ 4.3, i doubt it really requires that much. im actually somewhat baffled, have you tested at lower voltages too?

i dont think the 4670k should be a bottleneck to the GTX 780 (possibly in 64 man servers with lots of action happening but, at that point it could just be the server itself as well), try and grab the latest drivers (or a previous driver that you felt gave you best gaming experience) and check to see if the drops still happen on GPU usage in BF3.

are you using max settings in BF3?


Yes max settings. Ive tried every driver but 320.18 was the best one. My GPU usage is still going up and down. The only fix i found was overclocking to get it to 80+ gpu usage. Anyways the problem is the core voltage. 1.4 is too much :S
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September 23, 2013 1:10:42 PM

mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
Hi

I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.


which water cooling kit are you using? closed loop all-in-one water cooling kits will perform better than air but, against some of the best air coolers there are very little differences.

haswell is an extremely pissed off CPU ;)  and if the quality of your specific CPU tends to fall into the average area, id be looking at a very high end closed loop water cooling kit or better yet, create a custom water loop


Cooler master seidon 240mm. But I shouldnt have to push that high vcore right? something must be wrong lol.


while i think their a very rare chance that the CPU will actually need that much voltage @ 4.3, i doubt it really requires that much. im actually somewhat baffled, have you tested at lower voltages too?

i dont think the 4670k should be a bottleneck to the GTX 780 (possibly in 64 man servers with lots of action happening but, at that point it could just be the server itself as well), try and grab the latest drivers (or a previous driver that you felt gave you best gaming experience) and check to see if the drops still happen on GPU usage in BF3.

are you using max settings in BF3?


Holy shizznitz. I managed to overclock to 4.2 ghz with only 1.24 vcore !!!! All thanks to Intel God's tutorial. I am running prime95 now for about 30min. Before I couldnt even run it for 30 sec!.

What the other guides didnt told me was to put a higher vring and cache rate, I did what the guide asked me to do and it suddenly works :p .
Next step is to apply new thermal paste and reseat my cooler since I managed to screw that part up.

Thanks for your help. I knew something was wrong and decided to look further. Problem solved thanks.
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September 23, 2013 2:19:16 PM

lolkittens said:
mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
mr1hm said:
lolkittens said:
Hi

I am new to overclocking and I want to overclock my CPU since i am experiencing slow downs in games such as bf3 and arma2/dayz where the gpu usage drops to 60% every second on my 780.

Thing is that when I overclock I cant seem to find a stable voltage for 4.2 or 4.3. I end up stable at 1.402 vcore. I see people getting it easily at 1.2vcore.

Am I doing something wrong??? as you may expect the cpu runs extremely hot at that voltage and even with closed loop watercooler It gets very very hot.

Ive read guides but computer wont boot up or would just crash in windows unless i pump up that much voltage.

MOBO: gigabyte z87n-wifi
CPU: i5 4670k stock
Ram: 16 gb 1600mhz corsair vengance
PSU: 750w
GPU: eVGA 780 SC ACX.

Need help from people with knowledge but I appreciate every kind of help. Thanks.


which water cooling kit are you using? closed loop all-in-one water cooling kits will perform better than air but, against some of the best air coolers there are very little differences.

haswell is an extremely pissed off CPU ;)  and if the quality of your specific CPU tends to fall into the average area, id be looking at a very high end closed loop water cooling kit or better yet, create a custom water loop


Cooler master seidon 240mm. But I shouldnt have to push that high vcore right? something must be wrong lol.


while i think their a very rare chance that the CPU will actually need that much voltage @ 4.3, i doubt it really requires that much. im actually somewhat baffled, have you tested at lower voltages too?

i dont think the 4670k should be a bottleneck to the GTX 780 (possibly in 64 man servers with lots of action happening but, at that point it could just be the server itself as well), try and grab the latest drivers (or a previous driver that you felt gave you best gaming experience) and check to see if the drops still happen on GPU usage in BF3.

are you using max settings in BF3?


Holy shizznitz. I managed to overclock to 4.2 ghz with only 1.24 vcore !!!! All thanks to Intel God's tutorial. I am running prime95 now for about 30min. Before I couldnt even run it for 30 sec!.

What the other guides didnt told me was to put a higher vring and cache rate, I did what the guide asked me to do and it suddenly works :p .
Next step is to apply new thermal paste and reseat my cooler since I managed to screw that part up.

Thanks for your help. I knew something was wrong and decided to look further. Problem solved thanks.


awesome, glad to see the cpu running healthy.

enjoy :) 
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