Help with overclocking please? 3930k, dominator platinum.

Hi There,

The names Dan. :)

I'm pretty new to overclocking although thought id buy the correct gear and give it a decent go as i've always wanted to. Atm i'm at a bit of a loss, i bought an already overclocked system from Scan and unfortunately i've had to flash the bios to normal settings, and i'm assuming they haven't left an OC profile to load. Anyway.

Hers my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/15/13 16:24:10 Ver: 36.02
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz (12 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 16384MB (4x4gb running quad channel) Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 RAM
Page File: 2668MB used, 29979MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 670
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1189&SUBSYS_36733842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 3750 MB
Dedicated Memory: 4036 MB
Shared Memory: 3810 MB
Power Supply - corsair ax850

Cooled with 4x nzxt case fans (in switch 810) and a corsair h100i on the 3930k


Running an Asus rampage iv extreme.


Ok so, if anyone could give me some settings to input and trial for overclocking cpu/memory i'd be greatly appreciative as i didn't really buy this computer to run stock! The cpu is stock 3.2ghz, boost 3.8ghz but the memorys running at 934mhz according to cpu-z but other programs say 1866? i don't get that part :/

Thanks guys!


Oh, also. I don't seem to be able to unlock my 3tb harddrive using the unlocker tool asus provides.... any thoughts on this as its only showing up as 1.81tb?


All help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

(Bit of a noob when it comes to all of this!)
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  1. Danzio said:
    Hi There,

    934mhz according to cpu-z but other programs say 1866? i don't get that part :/



    That's because cpu-z only shows one of the ram sticks, so if you do the maths 2x934=1866
  2. I've realized this now and feel ashamed! Thanks for the reply, turns out there was an OC profile saved to my bios... fail!

    thanks for reply buddy :)
  3. It's not because there are two sticks, it's because the RAM runs at a double data rate (DDR).
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