I am new to the ROG family but not new to OC but I am stuck here and I need some advice. I have recently purchased a i7 4770K CPU with an Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero mobo and other parts of course, and everything is working at stock speeds including the XMP profile for my G.Skill 2400mhz RAM.
Now i am ready to OC this baby and see how far I can push this chip. I started with setting up the OC to manual and change my multiplier to 46 and then changed my Vcore voltage to 1.25v, my RAM is running at 1333mhz.
The system booted into windows 8 and then I started a system stability test (Aida 64) and half way through the test windows crashed, so I then moved up my Vcore to 1.26v and restarted the stability test and it crashes again even though my temps were about 85-89 C
So then I moved the Vcore to 1.27 and then the stability test went through with no issues and my temps were 88 C. Ouch that is hot but of course I know that my system will not run this hot all the time.
Now that I have the highest stable OC that I can get now I am ready to tweak the settings especially the Vcore when the system is just idling. So I decided to change the CPU Core Voltage to "Offset Mode" and then I added 0.13V. Then rebooted the system and it did boot into windows and then I started a stability test once again and my Vcore went from 0.885v to 1.268v which is good but a few seconds later during the test the Vcore went up to 1.32v which then my temps go above 90C and my CPU throttles down.
I tried using the Adaptive mode as well and my results are basically the same as Offset mode. I've tried changing the offset to 0.10v and my system will not load into windows, if I move it up to 0.11v windows does load but crashes not long after, if I move it to 0.12v my Vcore goes up above 1.27v and my temps go to high. It's almost like the base Vcore voltage goes up on it's own.
can anybody give me any advise on how to get my system to throttle down correctly and also have my VCore adjust accordingly.
thanks in advance.