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So I recently built a new gaming rig after limiting my self with pervious buget builds. This is my build list.
Seasonic X-series 760 (for now)
32GB Patriot Viper 1866
3 - 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD (one in cache)
1TB WD Sata 3 HHD (cache)
360GB random HHD I had laying around
Asus GTX580 (soon to be dual SLI)
Asus 12x Blu-ray burner
My question to you guys is since I have never had an unlocked processor before, where would you recommend me starting off with overclocking. Right at the moment it is running @ 4.3, but this is pretty much just the auto overclock that is in the Bios. Not looking for the all mighty 4.8, but a stable 4.6 would be nice.
01-18-2012, 11:36 AM
Just so you know we have some pretty decent guides on the forum, I suggest having a look at this one to begin with:
Just give x46 a try and see what happens, as you have a Corsiar H100 the cooling should not be a bottleneck at that point.
Let us know how you get on.
01-18-2012, 12:11 PM
4.6GHz is a pretty nice overclock for your set-up. And as Thomas has suggested the guides he has linked to are very good place to start.
The big thing with unlocked CPU's is the freedom to simply up the multiplier and let it rip. :)
System froze at Windows screen at X46 and X43?
Am I doing something wrong?
01-18-2012, 09:09 PM
No idea since you have not told us what any of your settings where.
More information is better than no information. :)
Well I set it up as per the write up in that link.
I had to set it back to 33 and enable auto mem freq just to be able to boot properly. Is the ROG tweak differ from the Sabertooth tweek? To me its just a different colour?
01-18-2012, 09:33 PM
The two boards are worlds apart. The BIOS teams are different too.
Write down the settings that were used for the profile that gave your 4.3GHz. Then select 46x multiplier and if the settings change re-enter the exact same settings that were used for the profile.
That should work.
I have it reset back to what I had it and everything works fine, that was not problem.
I will have to do a little more looking around for a Sabertooth OC write up, and also learn a bit more before I start messing around.....lol
I think the problem is my Memory. I have 32GB of Patriot Division 2 Viper Xtreme PC3-15000 1866MHz (8x4GB). When set to 1866 I can't POST. It defaults in Auto OC to 1733.....
Anyone confirm this?
Edit : QVL is saying this memory only has 4 DIMM support. FAIL on my end I guess, should have looked into it a little better.....
Anyone want to buy some memory?
01-19-2012, 12:39 AM
Do not worry to much about the QVL list.
The best thing to do is run memetst on your ram at the frequency you wish to run the sticks.
If they pass then it is not your ram. If the do not pass work at getting your ram stable.
Where do I get said memetst?
01-19-2012, 12:53 AM
Where do I get said memetst?
Here you go http://www.memtest.org/ :)
I like to use the USB version. But there are others that work just as well.
Ya thanks, I found it on Google...lol.
I used the USB one and it is running right now. Only thing is that it is telling me my speed is 1333? Bios is set to 1733, and I can't seem to select 1866 in the mem freq selection in the BIOS.....wierd.
01-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Yeah google is pretty handy indeed.
Complete your runs at 1333Mhz first then go into the BIOS and set all at default ---> F5 ----> XMP Profile ----> F10 and enter.
I run memtest with none of my hard drives connected by the way. You might have to specify the location of the memtest application. By running at the XMP profile the ram should be set to the correct factory settings.
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