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Hey, first time overclocking my CPU here, and I'm not quite sure what to set my voltages at. I'm attaching pictures of what I have it set to right now, but I had to up it from 1.3v to 1.35v due to crashing from 1.3v, doing a test right now to make sure it doesn't crash.

Would like to overclock to 4.5 GHZ, but like I said, this is my first time ever doing this and I have no idea what to set the voltages at, or if I even set the voltage to the right thing, which is why I'm coming here to make sure I'm doing this right.

I'm using Asus RealBench to test the overclock, 15 minutes duration and up to 4 GB RAM, and during stress test my CPU gets up to 83c, but hasn't got past that so far, idle it swings from 40-47c

My CPU is the i7 5930k overclocked to 4.4 GHZ with CPU Core Voltage NOW at 1.35

Spec's
i7 5930k
EVGA 1080 TI FTW3
Asus Rampage V Extreme Mobo
NZXT Kraken X62 AIO
PSU: EVGA Supernova 1000 P2
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB @ 3200

Images of what I've done so far

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    Does the motherboard have an offset by chance? you could do an offset of +.1 instead of a manual setting of 1.35.
    But if its stable that is what is important. It wasn't stable at 1.3, so 1.35 is the correct and logical next test.
    Assuming you stay stable with no problems, use your multiplier for the OC.
    BCLK * Multiplier = clock.

    Messing with the BCLK is perfectly fine and 100% viable, but it does have a few other things attached to it that will also change (this happens automagically now days so no worries, but thats why you saw things like RAM speed change when you altered your BCLK)

    You say its at 4.4 but to me it looks like 4.48, closer to 4.5.

    Going to 100x46 would get you to 4.6
    102x45 is extremely close.
    105x44 is close too.

    100x46 is the cleanest, go to style of overclock that really leaves most of the system perfectly stock.
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  2. greens said:
    Does the motherboard have an offset by chance? you could do an offset of +.1 instead of a manual setting of 1.35.
    But if its stable that is what is important. It wasn't stable at 1.3, so 1.35 is the correct and logical next test.
    Assuming you stay stable with no problems, use your multiplier for the OC.
    BCLK * Multiplier = clock.

    Messing with the BCLK is perfectly fine and 100% viable, but it does have a few other things attached to it that will also change (this happens automagically now days so no worries, but thats why you saw things like RAM speed change when you altered your BCLK)

    You say its at 4.4 but to me it looks like 4.48, closer to 4.5.

    Going to 100x46 would get you to 4.6
    102x45 is extremely close.
    105x44 is close too.

    100x46 is the cleanest, go to style of overclock that really leaves most of the system perfectly stock.



    So the way I have it set right now is good? I didn't complete screw up for my first time ever overclocking a CPU?
    If that's what I'm hearing, well I'll be darn, I'm very happy xD

    Also, I did tweak the voltage one last time, to 1.32, so far it's stable, and on this I'm only maxing at 78c instead of 83c.
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  3. You can't really screw it up, it won't let you :)

    Yeah its fine.
    Your BCLK is OCing just about everything in the rig by 2%
    100 is stock, 102 is an OC of 2, so 2%.
    That means everything, i mean everything, is OCd by 2%.

    The Multiplier only affects the CPU, and the CPU alone.

    So some will say, "put your BCLK to 100 and use the multiplier, that's what the multiplier is for" and to them... i would agree. But i also believe in living a little bit, and a system wide OC of 2% isn't going to hurt anything. Their logic is that there are things on your motherbaord not designed for overclocking at all. I would agree, but again, live a little.
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  4. greens said:
    You can't really screw it up, it won't let you :)

    Yeah its fine.
    Your BCLK is OCing just about everything in the rig by 2%
    100 is stock, 102 is an OC of 2, so 2%.
    That means everything, i mean everything, is OCd by 2%.

    The Multiplier only affects the CPU, and the CPU alone.

    So some will say, "put your BCLK to 100 and use the multiplier, that's what the multiplier is for" and to them... i would agree. But i also believe in living a little bit, and a system wide OC of 2% isn't going to hurt anything. Their logic is that there are things on your motherbaord not designed for overclocking at all. I would agree, but again, live a little.




    Ok, my last question is how do I tell how far it's overclocked other than what I did in the BIOS? Because when I right click "This PC" and go to properties, it says my CPU is at 3.50 GHz still.
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  5. I like Speccy because it is the most accurate for my system's components.

    CPU-Z is a good one too.
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  6. greens said:
    I like Speccy because it is the most accurate for my system's components.

    CPU-Z is a good one too.



    Does this mean it's overclocked? Not sure tbh.
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  7. it does indeed! x44 and 102 matches what it says in the BIOS, not on the box!

    In the listed stats you can see that the "Stock Bus Speed" is 100, but the "Bus Speed" is at 102
    Then in the chart it shows it again, with a multiplier of 44, same as we set in the BIOS.

    So you're currently at 4.488 which is damn close to 4.5, and a pretty decent OC indeed.
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  8. greens said:
    it does indeed! x44 and 102 matches what it says in the BIOS, not on the box!

    In the listed stats you can see that the "Stock Bus Speed" is 100, but the "Bus Speed" is at 102
    Then in the chart it shows it again, with a multiplier of 44, same as we set in the BIOS.

    So you're currently at 4.488 which is damn close to 4.5, and a pretty decent OC indeed.


    Awesome! Thank you very much!
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  9. Just got it overclocked to 4.6 without any issues, this is actually really nice!
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  10. Shnuggles said:
    Just got it overclocked to 4.6 without any issues, this is actually really nice!


    Nice man! How's the ram sitting?
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  11. greens said:
    Shnuggles said:
    Just got it overclocked to 4.6 without any issues, this is actually really nice!


    Nice man! How's the ram sitting?


    Uh, idk to be honest, idk which setting is the RAM, would it be the DRAM? And should I overclock it?
    I have the G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB @ 3200 RAM
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