It is my first build and I don't have OC experience at all, so I just turned on the TPU and EPU switch and let the Asus AISuilt 3 to 'automatic' config the system for me (to avoid break something by OC it manually).
The Asus aisuit runs fine first time several weeks ago, it set up the CPU with 2 core to 4.2 and two core to 4.3 after one blue screen during the configuration.
But when I run it again yesterday, it set the CPU to 4.4 and then I got endless blue screen in Windows. So I have to reload the bios back to default and reset those cores from 4.4GHz to 'auto' and things works fine again.
Is that Asus suit a reliable tool or am I do anything wrong? Anyone use that AISUIT before?
Or should I just set everything 'auto' in the BIOS and get rid of this tool?
The aisuit shows my CPU runs about 4.2 in average(different frequency on 4 cores) after the bios reset, but I am still worried about its reliability.
what would be the best way to do for Asus Z87 pro?
As I say to everyone overclocking, take it slowly. Overclocking takes time. I spent a solid 12 hours working on my pc over the course of 2 weeks. Eventually you will learn how your CPU works and functions according to different settings. It is like meeting someone new. You don't really know who they are until you have spent some time with them, so take your time.
There are lots of ways people OC their CPUs. One way is to apply a medium level voltage and lesser OC (multiplier) to find thermal limits, test the temps, then see how far your multiplier and base clock will go.
The other way is to push both up slowly at the same time. This is what I did at first.
My other method of OCing is to push the multiplier as far as I can on auto voltages. Then, once I find the limit (either temps or vcore too high for my liking), I will fine tune the voltages manually. This I found was more successful, as I easily found the best vcore for my OC.
There are tonnes of guides to check out, so read up! You might find info in one that isn't in the other which could help you out.
There are also things to look out for. You may encounter what is called a voltage wall. The is a strange block in which your CPU frequency will not be stable past a certain point, unless applying a large voltage increase. This can be frustating for some, as it causes heat issues. My CPUs voltage wall is at 1.32V on my 3570K.
Also, you may be able to test a setting and be stable, but the actual performance is lower than what you would expect. This is due to the CPU making error corrections. This is caused by a too little voltage to run perfectly, but not enough to be 100% accurate. (Or something like that, I'm not entirely sure.)
Before I finish, basic things to remember:
-Take it slow.
-Record your changes on paper.
-Set yourself a low goal to begin with. Then aim higher when your more confident and understand your system and settings better.
-Ask for more help if needed.
-Check other peoples results to see what your CPU could be capable of and what to expect.
-Read up on others experiences to see how they went about OCing.