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Cannot overclock CPU or RAM, help me!

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December 27, 2013 8:33:46 AM

Okay, basically whenever I try to OC my CPU or RAM I fail miserably. Here are my problems:

I've got the RAM set at 2133mhz and it boots with 1.5v I can up the voltage to 1.65 (as most people recommend for 2133mhz) but then it doesn't boot. It says 2133mhz in the BIOS, and CLICKBIOSII, however when I run CPUZ it then says that the RAM is at 1333mhz? Why is this? How can I test to see which is wrong?

If I reset the CMOS then access the BIOS I can get my CPU voltage from 0.9 to 1.9, however after restarting the PC, the maximum CPU voltage drops down to 1.449, and I would really like my CPU voltage to be 1.55, to reach 5ghz, however I can also stick it as auto, however that makes the pc crash again. Any ideas on how I might get the maximum to stay at 1.9 or at least 1.55? I really don't want to reset the CMOS every time I start up my pc.

Basically, I can get higher CPU voltages through CLICK BIOS, and when I overclock the CPU, RAM, and adjust the voltages when I click apply, I get the not responding message, and I leave it to respond, however after leaving it to respond it tells me to restart, so I do. When I go back onto CLICK BIOS, the values are back to default. I don't enter the MOBO BIOS, and I've got MSI fast Boot on so I definitely can't enter it.

Whenever I try to OC the CPU through AMD overdrive, I can get up to 6.3 ghz, but I don't want it that high, so when I adjust the slider to 5ghz, and click apply, and open CPUZ it then says 2.9ghz, and the multiplier is 14.5 it should be 25.

And also, this is more of a question of knowledge, but on MSI afterburner I've enabled "unofficial overclocking", yet I cannot access core voltage, it is unlocked in the settings. Also, the power limit can go up to +20% yet I don't understand this very well. You'd think that, that would mean that it can use up to 20% more power, so I could get better overclocks, yet no matter whether the power limit is on +4% (lowest stable power), or +20% I cannot get better overclocks.

I've tried updating the BIOS.

System:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/ISF

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December 30, 2013 9:13:27 AM

Anyone? Seriously any information on any of these problems would be greatly appreciated.
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January 1, 2014 12:36:53 PM

I would strongly suggest reading more about overclocking before you try it. The general guideline is to start off low and work your way up, and to overclock one component at a time. Leave your memory at stock for now. Try getting your CPU stable at 3.8ghz to 4ghz with as little voltage increase as possible and see what the idle and load temperatures are. That should give you an idea of how much more you can overclock it. Once you have a stable CPU overclock you can start on your memory. I still strongly suggest spending a few hours reading about overclocking before you change anything.
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January 3, 2014 5:58:42 AM

rehed21 said:
I would strongly suggest reading more about overclocking before you try it. The general guideline is to start off low and work your way up, and to overclock one component at a time. Leave your memory at stock for now. Try getting your CPU stable at 3.8ghz to 4ghz with as little voltage increase as possible and see what the idle and load temperatures are. That should give you an idea of how much more you can overclock it. Once you have a stable CPU overclock you can start on your memory. I still strongly suggest spending a few hours reading about overclocking before you change anything.


I very much know how to overclock, I've got stables OCs on many other systems, but never have I had so many problems as this. You're just telling me stuff I know.
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