Hi, just started overclocking for 2 hours last night. I still have a long way to go. I haven't overclocked in years (so much has changed since Wuzy's guide hahaha!). It seems much easier now.
Anyway, I'm still a little confused with offset vs load line calibration.
This is where I'm at:
-running at 4.7ghz stable
-offset = -0.2
-LLC = medium (25%)
-temps = 38 idle, 75 average on load, 79 max on load (using CoreTemp). However, ambient temps were low, it was cold last night, I think room temperature was around 60F.
-cooler = Noctua DH-14
-base clock = 100
-multiplier = 47
-most other settings = auto
-draws about 12W on idle (cant remember the exact voltage), and I think the voltage gets to ~1.28 or something around that on load)
1) Is having 25% LLC bad? I read I should start at regular (0%) and see if I can get a stable clock there. I tried somewhat, but only got to 4.6ghz with offset -0.1 and still unstable, so I gave up and used some LLC. Should I be going back to 0% LLC and rather increase the offset? Would the temp increase in upping offset be higher than using 25% LLC (temps seems to go up 5-8C with 25% LLC)
2) Is there anything else I should be changing? Is there a P8z77-V PRO + i3770k overclocking bible available?
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
My goal would be to get it to 2133Mhz but my first attempt last night failed (all I did was select 2133 in the BIOS and up the DRAM voltage to 1.65V). This failed and I didnt have time to do anything else. Was there another setting I should have changed to get it to work. I read that these modules can run one speed up with slightly higher volts. TIA.