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March 5, 2012 9:19:25 AM

I've recently been trying to overclock my cpu.

Here is my desktop;
Intel i5 2500k
ASRock Extreme 3 Gen 3 mobo
2x4gb G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz RAM
128gb Crucial M4 SSD
500gb Seagate Barracuda HDD
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB

I followed this guide to overclock;
http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/...idge-v0-1beta/

I finally got my overclock to run stable for an hour through OCCT with specs;
47 ratio x 1.07 frequency (which should be around 4.7339Ghz overclock from 3.33Ghz)

But I checked a few times and took a screenshot at 100% load during OCCT and this is what I saw;
http://i.imgur.com/rLmRr.jpg

It shows my CPU running at 4.4321Ghz at 100% load when it is clearly set for 4.7...Ghz.
I watched and it tended to fluctuate between 4.2Ghz and 4.5Ghz, very very rarely hitting my 4.7Ghz overclock.

When in idle, it runs at 16x100Mhz = 1.6Ghz which doesn't seem right to me. Shouldn't it always be on 4.7Ghz?

Am I doing it right or wrong or what is going on?

Any help appreciated, thanks

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March 5, 2012 9:28:09 AM

I am just going to pretend you didn't name your computer THE-BEAST...

Anyway... make sure any power saving, Turbo frequency, and throttling are disabled. STOP using that program to try and overclock and do if through the BIOS
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March 5, 2012 9:30:24 AM

Lol, I did. Yes, I'm lame.

I did do it through the BIOS, I had that up to prove I had set the bios to 47x100.

What do I do with the c1e and c3 options? And SpeedStep, PLL overvoltage, etc?
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March 5, 2012 11:24:48 AM

to be honest I have never had an Intel. I suspect it may be relate to Turbo boost but 4.7 sounds kinda high from the normal I've read. Someone who's been in an Intel BIOS will probably have to take a look at this
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March 6, 2012 4:12:40 AM

Leave C1E disabled and all CStates, Speedstep (EIST) must be disabled if you want to run a 24-7 overclocks, don't mess around with PLL or system agent voltages just yet, you should be able to get a 47x100 overclock with 1.355VCore.
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March 6, 2012 4:25:54 AM

I need to have SpeedStep enabled to change the Short and Long term amounts. They are currently on Short term - 118 and Long term - 95 with duration at 1 sec. What do I set Core Current Limit to? It's on 200.
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March 6, 2012 7:53:24 PM

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March 7, 2012 4:16:18 AM

Leave your multiplier at standard 33/34, use TB frequencies at 4.4ghz, set your DRAM to 1600 or whatever you native speed is on your RAM. Set the long and short timings on the TB frequency to 200/250 and leave all voltages to AUTO along with EIST enabled and CState enabled on Auto.
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March 7, 2012 4:27:38 PM

unksol said:
I am just going to pretend you didn't name your computer THE-BEAST...

Anyway... make sure any power saving, Turbo frequency, and throttling are disabled. STOP using that program to try and overclock and do if through the BIOS


wtf i named my computer the beast also :"D
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