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Can't get past 4.3 Ghz on 3570K

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February 22, 2013 9:55:30 PM

I'm on an ASRock Z44 Extreme4, with 4 Sticks of KHX2400C11D3/4GX (2400MHz CL11 Kingston), and I simply can't get past 4.3 GHz.

I've followed a couple different guides, messed with all kinds of settings I've seen (and with everything disabled as seen in second picture here: I couldn't even get past 4.2), and my best success was with leaving everything at default values, upping the multiplier to 43 and the voltage to 1.265)

I've tried voltages of up to 1.4v, Windows 7 64bit will still BSOD/hang/crash/similarly fail to boot with anything over 43 x 100.

I have no heat issues whatsoever, even after hours of Aida/prime95 the cores average 60 degrees, with absolute max reported in CPUID HW Mon of 60, 63, 56, 56.

I've seen several threads here with people running 4.5ghz, and even some 4.6 and more, what's wrong?

If you need info, just lemme know what and I'll do my best to provide it.

Thanks for any input.

Edit: LoadLineCalibration is Level 1, which appears to be the most extreme setting.

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February 22, 2013 10:20:32 PM

What do you use for cooling?
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February 22, 2013 10:30:06 PM

I'm at 4.6ghz with 1.28 volts.
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February 22, 2013 10:36:26 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
What do you use for cooling?

Noctua NH-D14

That's a flat 300 mhz more than me, could there be an issue with my windows installation?
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February 22, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Not sure , I'm using the Noctua also.I can get to 4.7 with 1.36 volts but temps go into the low 80's.Stable but hot.So i backed down to 4.6 at 1.28,with max temps at 65 to 67.
February 22, 2013 10:43:53 PM

Basically, I'm at the same voltage, yet 300 mhz lower.

Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to get higher?

Upping voltage didn't help.
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February 22, 2013 10:47:16 PM

More voltage will just up the heat.
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February 23, 2013 12:11:39 AM


full specs please.

maybe your ram. might need a nb\ram voltage boost.
February 23, 2013 12:33:00 AM

ASRock Z44 Extreme4
4 Sticks of KHX2400C11D3/4GX (2400MHz CL11 Kingston)
I've tried onboard graphics, 1x 480 GTX, and currently have 2x 480 GTX in SLI.
Intel SSD
Highpoint 2230 PCI Raid (I've tried unplugging that aswell, to no avail.)
750W Silverstone Zeus PSU
Noctua cooler

What else?

(I'll be posting some pictures soon)
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February 23, 2013 12:39:59 AM


defualt the bios. set the multiplier, to 45. set the voltage to something like what sr-71 has going. then try bumping (ever so slightly) the north bridge voltage (I know it doesnt say north bridge but the name escapes me at the moment, anyone?)

what is the voltage of your ram?
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February 23, 2013 12:48:30 AM

Or just your particular chip can't get to that speed, as all overclocking isn't equal.
February 23, 2013 1:11:36 AM

I've increased all voltages but VCCSA a bit, and can now boot, and seems stable, even if daemon tools just had an app crash (which is a first), I'll try lowering them one by one to figure out which one it is, and see how much I need, thanks a lot for the input!
(I wasn't aware just increasing the cpu multiplier meant other stuff might need more volts too)
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February 23, 2013 1:16:42 AM

usually it doesnt. but sometimes the NB, or ram needs a boost. you have a bit of ram at a high speed.

the other error code did make mention of a possible driver error. I see something about the memory making a dump :)  to the hard disk. which if it was more the the disk could take(capacity), or the raid setup, im not sure.