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October 5, 2012 4:19:00 PM

hey fellas,

so i just decided to OC my 2600k after having it for several months, the rest of my system is:

asus p8z688 v pro gen3
8gb gskill ripjaws x 1600 cl7
corsair tx750
corsair h100 cpu cooler
Win7 x64

i read multiple pages and articles including toms OC guide, and basically followed the instructions at the bottem of my post which i found on another website.

i followed them all besides, Memory Frequency which i left at auto, i didnt change any of the iGPU settings since i didnt see reason to mess with my GPU unless this effects something else. i also left the DRAM Voltage at auto.

just so that i feel safe with what i have done i am seeking some reassurance and some answers.
is it good i disabled hyper threading ?
i have an ssd should i disable C1E ? ( i read it can slow performance )
should turbo mode be left on? at stock it boosts from 3.4 to 3.8, will it still increase in any way ?

atm i am running prime95. temps gradually climbed and are stable at 73-75C, are these temps ok ? (lowest fan/pump speed on my h100)

core speed is 4500.5-8 and core voltage jumps between 1.376-1.384.

if the these settings are stable, should i lower the voltage untill it crashes to find the lowest possible ?

sorry for all the questions, im a first time OC'er :) 

Ai Tweaker > Ai Overclock Tuner: Manual
Ai Tweaker > BCLK/PCIE Frequency: 100.0
Ai Tweaker > Turbo Ratio: By All Cores
Ai Tweaker > By All Cores (Can Adjust in OS): 45
Ai Tweaker > Internal PLL Overvoltage: Disabled (this is not needed with an overclock this small)
Ai Tweaker > Memory Frequency: DDR3-1600
Ai Tweaker > iGPU Max. Frequency: Auto
Ai Tweaker > EPU Power Saving Mode: Disabled
Ai Tweaker > DRAM Timing Control: these can be set manually. You can go by what CPU-Z shows you inside of the Timings Table on the SPD tab.
Ai Tweaker\ CPU Power Management > CPU Ratio: Auto
Ai Tweaker\ CPU Power Management > Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Enabled
Ai Tweaker\ CPU Power Management > Turbo Mode: Enabled
Ai Tweaker\ CPU Power Management > everything else on Auto
Ai Tweaker > Load-Line Calibration: Ultra High (this should provide the smallest amount of vDroop without resulting in any vRise)
Ai Tweaker > VRM Frequency: Auto
Ai Tweaker > VRM Spread Spectrum: Disabled
Ai Tweaker > Phase Control: Extreme
Ai Tweaker > Duty Control: Extreme
Ai Tweaker > CPU Current Capability: 100%
Ai Tweaker > iGPU Load-Line Calibration: Auto
Ai Tweaker > iGPU Current Capability: 100%
Ai Tweaker > CPU Voltage: Offset Mode (this enables the voltage to adjust dynamically based on load which is a very good thing)
Ai Tweaker > Offset Mode Sign: +
Ai Tweaker > CPU Offset Voltage: 0.005
Ai Tweaker > iGPU Offset Mode Sign: +
Ai Tweaker > iGPU Offset Voltage: Auto
Ai Tweaker > DRAM Voltage: 1.50V
Ai Tweaker > VCCIO Voltage: Auto
Ai Tweaker > CPU PLL Voltage: Auto
Ai Tweaker > PCH Voltage: Auto
Ai Tweaker > DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA: Auto
Ai Tweaker > DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA: Auto
Ai Tweaker > DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB: Auto
Ai Tweaker > DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB: Auto
Ai Tweaker > CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled (the Z68 chipset boards result in a BCLK of 99 MHz in CPU-Z with CPU Spread Spectrum enabled)


Advanced\ CPU Configuration > CPU Ratio: Auto
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor: Enabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Hyper-threading: Disabled, unless you're 100% certain that you need it. Disabling it helps allow for a higher overclock, it reduces temperatures, and it results in the CPU needing a lower core voltage
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Active Processor Cores: All
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Limit CPUID Maximum: Disabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Execute Disable Bit: Enabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Intel Virtualization Technology: Disabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Enabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Turbo Mode: Enabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > CPU C1E: Enabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > CPU C3 Report: Disabled
Advanced\ CPU Configuration > CPU C6 Report: Disabled

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October 7, 2012 7:13:30 AM

dfbhd13 said:
hey fellas,

so i just decided to OC my 2600k after having it for several months, the rest of my system is:

asus p8z688 v pro gen3
8gb gskill ripjaws x 1600 cl7
corsair tx750
corsair h100 cpu cooler
Win7 x64

i read multiple pages and articles including toms OC guide, and basically followed the instructions at the bottem of my post which i found on another website.

i followed them all besides, Memory Frequency which i left at auto, i didnt change any of the iGPU settings since i didnt see reason to mess with my GPU unless this effects something else. i also left the DRAM Voltage at auto.

just so that i feel safe with what i have done i am seeking some reassurance and some answers.
is it good i disabled hyper threading ?
i have an ssd should i disable C1E ? ( i read it can slow performance )
should turbo mode be left on? at stock it boosts from 3.4 to 3.8, will it still increase in any way ?

atm i am running prime95. temps gradually climbed and are stable at 73-75C, are these temps ok ? (lowest fan/pump speed on my h100)

core speed is 4500.5-8 and core voltage jumps between 1.376-1.384.

if the these settings are stable, should i lower the voltage untill it crashes to find the lowest possible ?

sorry for all the questions, im a first time OC'er :) 


hyperthreading is all that separates an I7 from an I5, so why buy an I7 if you dont want to use Hyperthreading
C1E slows your CPU down when it isn't doing anything to reduce heat output, up to you, i like to leave my power saving features on
turn turbo boost off

yes they are fine temps

yes you should lower the volts till instability
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