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mcdeath
05-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Hey guys, I've had a quick read over the forums and there is indeed a great deal of information regarding how to OC and a good breakdown of terms and technology.

I have however only found a single post on recommend BIOS settings to achieve a stable OC using certain CPUS and mobos, i.e. templates.

Could anyone recommend a BIOS setup for the follow hardware to achieve 4Ghz?

http://i53.tinypic.com/20kx05k.jpg

Raja@ASUS
05-11-2011, 09:18 AM
Did you attach a picture mcdeath? I ask because I can't see it from the office (might be blocked access as the server here is pretty tight). In any case, setting you up shouldn't be a problem. Drop me a PM with a list of you config and BIOS settings and I'll tell you what to adjust.

-Raja

mcdeath
05-11-2011, 11:28 AM
Thank you very much for the prompt reply Raja, yes I did indeed attach a photo with my CPU, MOBO and memory information.

More than happy to PM you the info shortly.

Cheers for the assist.

Raja@ASUS
05-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Replied, hope that gets you started for now, let me know if you have any problems :)

V2-V3
05-15-2011, 11:42 PM
mcdeath,

were you successful in achieving your 4GHZ overclock? if you are still in need of help I may be of assistance.

Six Foot Ginger
05-16-2011, 02:11 AM
can't you just do CPU level up with that part?

should be able to hit 4.0-4.4 with out to much tweaking my 920 hit 4.0 gigs with low vdrop and slight voltage bump on QPI and CPU and disable of C states as well as turbo.
then just bump the b-clock till its gets unstable

hope that helps I know that's quick and dirty

mcdeath
05-16-2011, 01:42 PM
V2-V3 thanks for the offer Raja is working through it with me via PM. Six Foot Ginger, cheers for the advice buddy my biggest problem is heat at the moment.
I haven't reached 4Ghz stable as yet, I'm currently at 3630MHz and very stable. I'm going to take it slow going to 4GHz :-)

Just reseated my HSF using Artic Silver 5 on the week end so once that settles I'm hoping to shave off a c or two.

mcdeath
05-16-2011, 01:45 PM
BTW here is a pic of my setup to give you an idea of my cooling situation, just above the CPU are 2 x 140mm fans pulling air straight out the top of my case. There is another at the front of the case.

http://i51.tinypic.com/4lgm50.jpg

Six Foot Ginger
05-16-2011, 08:44 PM
I have had issues with Noctua cooler and smaller cases. I was using that cooler on a 875K and tons of cooling issues.

ask Jumkie he knows first hand too

Raja@ASUS
05-17-2011, 07:45 AM
Yeah, the ambient temps in the case are pivotal to heatsink performance. The workaround is to increase airflow (which means more noise) or consider a Corsair H50/60/70 and place the radiator at the case exhaust with a push pull fan setup - 4GHz should then be in reach. Can't see the pics here in the office but that should be fixed shortly.

-Raja

Six Foot Ginger
05-17-2011, 04:20 PM
I have kind of given up on the air coolers for anything but stock clocks at this point.

Water is 6x more efficient at disappointing the heat. I have an Antec 920 one of my boxes and the H70 on the other.

These really are the only way to fly, keeps my 980x at 4.2 under 65 C even when folding for hours

mcdeath
05-23-2011, 12:38 PM
Just a quick update guys, I've reach 3.6Ghz at 1.25v (CPU) stable. I can get 4.0Ghz no prblems but after much, much, much testing I've found the CPU want the vlots set to auto in BIOS.
No hard voltage setting works for the CPU. When I set auto all is fine except the heat on the CPU reachs 80c in a blink when running Prime 95.

xeromist
05-23-2011, 03:57 PM
I'm guessing that the voltage may actually be spiking higher than any of the fixed voltages you have felt comfortable setting. 3.6 is pretty respectable and should work for just about anything that you want to do. 1.25 is a nice voltage as well. I'd stick with that.

pcjunkie209
05-23-2011, 04:01 PM
Like Ginger said u should be good whit a all in one liquid cooler. But don't waste your money on H50. Or u can try Zalman 10x flex or it's big brother. I've used both. Good cooler. As for nochua coolers I have found they need bigger cases or no case at all. Hope this helps.

Six Foot Ginger
05-24-2011, 01:06 AM
Agree 2x with what Junkie says

V2-V3
06-07-2011, 03:29 AM
Like Ginger said u should be good whit a all in one liquid cooler. But don't waste your money on H50. Or u can try Zalman 10x flex or it's big brother. I've used both. Good cooler. As for nochua coolers I have found they need bigger cases or no case at all. Hope this helps.

The corsair H70 is also a good all in one Liquid cooler.

Six Foot Ginger
06-07-2011, 04:38 AM
Forget H70 go big guns with the new H80 or maybe even an H100!!

xeromist
06-07-2011, 04:34 PM
I love the H100's look and form factor for the most part, but a 240 doesn't work in all applications.

Six Foot Ginger
06-08-2011, 04:32 PM
My H80 and H100 will be here next week HeHe

ThingsandStuff
06-08-2011, 10:46 PM
Hey guys, I have similar setup and I'm also looking to OC. I put all my pc specs in my signature. I was thinking about using the TurboV software since I'm really new to oc'ing. It seems like a lot of people are against it. Is it that bad to use the provided software? I made one tweak yesterday (blindly - just moved the slider bars around) and my pc froze up on me. Decided to check out this forum before I blow up my baby.

xeromist
06-08-2011, 11:11 PM
Mainly you'll see people shying from OC software because it is often harder to tweak an active system (depends on software) and generally even inexperienced overclockers are more intelligent than a piece of software. The software is getting better I suppose but I don't think it measures up to someone who does a little bit of research on overclocking their platform.

What you may find is a good approach is to start making small changes in the software until you find the practical limit there and then move to the BIOS to see if you can get higher clocks or lower voltages. It will give you a chance to get a feel for your system with a little bit of help before you go deeper.

BTW, these days you would have a very hard time "blowing up" a system because there are safeties built in. The key is to make small changes so that you can find sweet spots. Making large changes or changing more than one thing at a time will leave you guessing at exactly where the sweet spot is.

ThingsandStuff
06-09-2011, 02:09 AM
Thanks for the advice xeromist. I did some more research and finally found some good videos on BIOS settings. Here's what I'm at for now. (Too hot for my liking, still trying to figure out the whole voltage thing.)http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/mcosta114/OC-Test.png

Six Foot Ginger
06-09-2011, 06:20 AM
wow that is hot, shoot for something allot bit less crazy on that part maybe 3.6 or as fast as you can make it without a voltage bump

pcjunkie209
06-09-2011, 07:05 AM
BTW here is a pic of my setup to give you an idea of my cooling situation, just above the CPU are 2 x 140mm fans pulling air straight out the top of my case. There is another at the front of the case.

http://i51.tinypic.com/4lgm50.jpg

Ya that cooler is no good in that case at 4.0. The setup we(ginger and I) had with that cooler at 4.0 was no good unless I lade the Pc on it's side. ?? Even then all I could get was 3.8 and it was pushing 85c. So I would take Raja advice but don't buy H50. Garbage!!

Six Foot Ginger
06-09-2011, 02:48 PM
agree with Junkie buy a newer high end water cooler.

V2-V3
07-01-2011, 03:56 AM
I have been looking at an H100 and it should be more than capable of holding a 4GHz Overclock.