Hello everyone, I just installed a new i5 2500k in a new Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3, but I'm having problems with overclocking it.
I've tried following Sin's Sandy Bridge OC guide (you can see it here), but any change I make has caused an endless boot loop that I've seen many people have encountered with their GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 (from Newegg reviews). If I change the settings back, it boots fine. According to the guide, I should be able to reach the 4.0 GHz I attempted by changing nothing more than my CPU Clock Ratio to 40 X, but apparently not
Does anyone have suggestions or know what is causing the issue? My BIOS was not up to date, so I went ahead and updated it (although afterwards I read that I shouldn't have unless absolutely necessary.. oops). I haven't to OC since the update, but I didn't notice anything significant between my older version and this current version that would make me think the issue is solved. I could very easily be wrong though.
Scared of doing any real damage, I didn't explore many possibly settings when I did try to OC. I did notice that having the RAM timings set to auto had my RAM read as 9-9-9-28, although it is 9-9-9-24. Also, I noticed that the Performance Enhance setting for the RAM was set to Turbo by default instead of Standard, is this alright and/or significant?