Hi, I have been running this overclock for a few days now, and seems stable but I would like your input as to whether I should change any settings in my Bios. Are my temps safe? Are my voltage settings ok? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
My system specs are as follows:
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme7 Gen3
PSU: Antec True Power Quattro 850w
CPU: Core i7 2700k
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H80
Ram: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 (9-10-9-28) 8GB (2x4GB)
Video: Galaxy GTX 680 GC SLI
Sound: Creative X-FI Titanium HD
HDD (Boot): Intel 40GB SSD (a bit old)
HDD (Games): 2x Intel 40GB SSD RAID 0 (also old)
Data Drive: Western Digital Black 2TB
Current Overclock Bios Settings: (I used the pre-loaded turbo settings, and adjusted some settings of my own)
Advanced Turbo 50 - Disabled
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting - Turbo 4.6GHz
Internal PLL Overvoltage - Disabled
Intel SpeedStep - Disabled
Core Current Limit - 150
Host Clock Override (BCLK) - 100
Spread Spectrum - Disabled
CPU Voltage Control: (pre-loaded turbo settings set the voltages way too high to my liking, so I adjusted these myself)
CPU Core Voltage - 1.328V (Offset Mode)
Offset Voltage - +0.015V
CPU Load Line Calibration - Level 4
DRAM - Auto (1.50V)
PCH - Auto (1.059V)
CPU PLL Voltage - Auto (1.832V)
VTT Voltage - Auto (1.059V)
VCCSA - Auto (0.925V)
XMP Profile: DDR3-1866MHz 9-10-9-28 1.50V
Speed: DDR3 1866MHz
--Timings and voltage are set at RAM's defaults.
Advanced CPU Configuration
Intel Hyper Threading - Enabled
Active Cores - All
Hardware Prefetcher - Enabled
Adjacent Cache - Enabled
Enhanced Halt State C1E - Disabled
CPU C3 State - Disabled
CPU C6 State - Disabled
Package C State - Auto
CPU Thermal Throttling - Enabled
Intel Virtualization Technology - Enabled
No Execute Memory Protection - Disabled
Prime95 Testing - Blend Test - 8 hours.
Maximum Temp 69-70
Idle Voltage: 1.35v
Load voltage (Vdroop?) 1.30v-1.32v
I have run Prime in intervals of 4-8 hours daily for the last 4-5 days without errors.
Is this overclock safe? Any settings I would need to change? I am fairly new to overclocking and even though I did a lot of reading well, not quite so sure :3
Thank you very much
I have to replace a couple of fans in my case (there are a couple factory-included fans and well, need some higher performance ones).
Any suggestions on any settings? Maybe something I could change, enable or disable?
I would experiment with lowering the offset voltage to bring down temps. Don't pull your hair out if you can't lower the voltage. Your temps aren't that bad. In fact they are in line with my intel burn test temps. (my Prime95 temps are 3-5c lower though)
If you have already done that and found it unstable with less voltage, enjoy your rig.