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Need Help Over-clocking Asus Rampage IV Extreme

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January 19, 2014 12:18:05 PM

Hi there guys!

I recently finished building my very first PC rig from scratch, it works perfectly and several weeks ago i came around to trying overclocking for the very first time. I did some research and had a cautious go at it from within the BIOS.

I aimed to get my CPU which is a I7-3930K to 4.5Ghz, i did as the guides said and set all the cores to 45, i also set the the voltage to around 1.35.

However, after saving the settings it appeared that everything was going well, no BSOD and all stress tests went perfectly, no crashes. However, when shutting down the PC completely at the end of the day and leaving it off for a while to let it cool. When i go to turn it on it performs a false start. (Turning on for a few seconds then shutting off then turning back on again, the single beep code also had a slide delay before the PC started normally.)

I thought nothing of this until today, the PC failed to start up at all, turned on for half a second, off again, on again, off again. The resulted in having to press in the RESET button on the motherboard, when the PC booted up after this, it did another small false start then came up with OVERCLOCKING FAILED.

I have now pressed F5 on the bios and reset it back to recommended defaults.

It's clear I'm not very good at overclocking! Lol!

If someone could give me a hand to get my PC up to 4.5Ghz without the start up issues, i would really appreciate it! Thanks And please don't link me to just some guide someone wrote, I'd prefer 1x1 help, perhaps even through skype.

I've also had people mention VRAM frequency's and timing and voltages to me, which i have no clue about and never set before, some help on this too would also be appreciated.

Cheers!

My Rig is as follows:

Cooler Master HAF X
Intel I7-3930K
Asus Rampage IV extreme
16gb Corsair Vengeance (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz
Corsair H100I Liquid Cooler
Corsair AX1200I PSU
MSI GTX 780 Lightning
250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2x WD 1TB HDD's
LG Blue Ray Optical Drive/Burner
Interal Bay Card Reader
2x 120mm Corsair Fans
1x 140mm Corsair Fans
4x 200mm Cooler Master Fans
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January 19, 2014 12:22:42 PM

EMushroom said:
Hi there guys!

I recently finished building my very first PC rig from scratch, it works perfectly and several weeks ago i came around to trying overclocking for the very first time. I did some research and had a cautious go at it from within the BIOS.

I aimed to get my CPU which is a I7-3930K to 4.5Ghz, i did as the guides said and set all the cores to 45, i also set the the voltage to around 1.35.

However, after saving the settings it appeared that everything was going well, no BSOD and all stress tests went perfectly, no crashes. However, when shutting down the PC completely at the end of the day and leaving it off for a while to let it cool. When i go to turn it on it performs a false start. (Turning on for a few seconds then shutting off then turning back on again, the single beep code also had a slide delay before the PC started normally.)

I thought nothing of this until today, the PC failed to start up at all, turned on for half a second, off again, on again, off again. The resulted in having to press in the RESET button on the motherboard, when the PC booted up after this, it did another small false start then came up with OVERCLOCKING FAILED.

I have now pressed F5 on the bios and reset it back to recommended defaults.

It's clear I'm not very good at overclocking! Lol!

If someone could give me a hand to get my PC up to 4.5Ghz without the start up issues, i would really appreciate it! Thanks And please don't link me to just some guide someone wrote, I'd prefer 1x1 help, perhaps even through skype.

I've also had people mention VRAM frequency's and timing and voltages to me, which i have no clue about and never set before, some help on this too would also be appreciated.

Cheers!

My Rig is as follows:

Cooler Master HAF X
Intel I7-3930K
Asus Rampage IV extreme
16gb Corsair Vengeance (4x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz
Corsair H100I Liquid Cooler
Corsair AX1200I PSU
MSI GTX 780 Lightning
250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
2x WD 1TB HDD's
LG Blue Ray Optical Drive/Burner
Interal Bay Card Reader
2x 120mm Corsair Fans
1x 140mm Corsair Fans
4x 200mm Cooler Master Fans


The RIVE does have some cold boot issues when overclocking. It's quite literally a cold boot issue, I believe that it is temperature related. Make sure that the latest firmware is installed (revision 4802).

Save your settings, etc... and whenever you get the "OVERCLOCKING FAILED" message just reset the machine with the three finger salute. It should work just fine next time. If the machine won't POST at all, just let it warm up for a minute or so and reboot it.
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January 19, 2014 12:26:13 PM

I doubt this is the case as it WOULD NOT turn on at all until i reset it, it even booted up to desktop then powered off, anyhow since i am no-longer over clocked i would appreciate a step by step help on how to do it properly, just in-case i did it wrong before.
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January 19, 2014 12:29:34 PM

I would do your overclocking in smaller steps.
You need to stress test at each increment.
Use OCCT to stress and monitor the temperatures and voltages.
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January 19, 2014 12:44:18 PM

This doesn't help me Geo.

I'm asking HOW to overclock, to ensure i'm doing it right. And i'm not following some guide on a webpage, then i can't get feedback on if i'm doing the right thing.
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January 19, 2014 12:54:43 PM

EMushroom said:
This doesn't help me Geo.

I'm asking HOW to overclock, to ensure i'm doing it right. And i'm not following some guide on a webpage, then i can't get feedback on if i'm doing the right thing.


I am a conservative overclocker.
If you are seeking a max or record overclock, I can't help.

For a conservative overclock, I just gradually increase the multiplier, leaving all other settings on auto.
I leave the ram settings at default.
That will give you some safety, particularly with the cpu voltage.

Once the oc is at a stopping point, I might then set the ram to a higher XMP speed.
This is not really important because ram speed does not much actual app performance with intel cpu's.
As you up the speed, there will be a lowering of the cas numbers which negates some of the speed benefits.

I might revisit my oc some months later. Thermal paste takes some time to reach max effectiveness, so a higher oc might be possible.

Lastly... how good do you need to be?
Is a higher oc nneded at the possible cost of instability?
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January 19, 2014 1:05:46 PM

I'm sorry, but did you not understand why my question asked?

I know, NOTHING about overclocking and i'm asking how to overclock, what is so hard about telling me how?
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January 19, 2014 5:41:21 PM

EMushroom said:
I'm sorry, but did you not understand why my question asked?

I know, NOTHING about overclocking and i'm asking how to overclock, what is so hard about telling me how?


It's not as simple process as it may seem. I'll point you to an excellent guide tailored specifically to the RIVE though

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?5835-ASUS-Ramp...

The UEFI interface has changed somewhat since it was released, but it's not significantly different.
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