Have already read through the black edition overclock guide, and for my system at least it has been little help. From everything I read most people go up to 3.8 ghz on stock voltages. I have bumped the voltage to 1.424v (cpuz) and can only run stable at 3.6ghz. Have left cpu-nb voltages on auto for now, raising them doesn't seem to help stability, have also tried lowering memory clock to 1066 to no avail. Running the latest bios for my board. I had ocz memory in before and could only get the system stable at 3.4ghz.
Only using the multiplier to overclock, tried the built in overclock genie and it lowered my ram clock to 6** and only got the cpu up to ~3.5ghz.
Any help appreciated.
Have also tried unlocking cores at stock clock speeds, not stable at all.
For whatever reason I can't run my memory at 1600 at advertised timing specs, it defaults to 1333 at 8-8-8-24, runs 7-8-7-24 fine at 1333 but won't post at 1600. Will only post at 1600 with auto timing selected which puts it at 11-11-13-24. I think I'm better with the tighter timings and slower speed.
I have already disabled c1e and cool n quite.
I ran prime 95 for 20-30 minutes on my current configuration (3.6ghz) and it runs fine. Just need help getting up to the 3.8-4.0ghz mark.
At current setting load temps are 35-36* Idle is 26-28*
That's what has me confused, 3.6ghz at stock voltage for everyone else. I will try at 1.5v, what ghz should I try at that voltage, and is 1.5v safe for a computer running most of the day. business/gaming pc.
Ok if I put voltage up to 1.5v it won't post....I checked the HW monitor in my bios and my PSU isn't putting out exactly 12v, quite a few under, same with 5v and 3.3v....could this be a psu issue? Or are those voltages not typically directly on.
PSU installed...definitely part of the problem...only upto 3.7ghz now, not stable at 3.8ghz even with loose ram timings and slower ram speed and 1.5v to the cpu....do I need to adjust any other voltages to get her up to 3.8-4ghz? Not even sure what the other voltages do....and still no-go unlocking cores.
Voltages per bios are just about dead on with the new psu, which is nice.