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  1. #1
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    May 2017

    Need 1.475v - 1.5v for 5.0 GHZ on APEX~?

    Anyone on an APEX not able to get 5Ghz without going over 1.4v?

    I spent a small fortune getting this "premium" board.

    And it feels like it's wasted.

    I've tried increasing voltage step-by-step under "additional turbo v.core". But I just can't pass Realbench at 5Ghz unless I start hitting stupid voltages (like 1.46v).

    For AVX enabled stuff (like Prime95 or OCCT) I can't even do 5GHZ at 1.475 - 1.5v with the coolant temp at 13c using a Water Chiller.

    The BIOS for this board though -- is HUGE however.. especially for someone coming across from AMD.

    The amount of functions/options is phenominal.

    Surely there must be a way to get me to 5GHz at no higher than 1.392v on the APEX? (some equation of all the settings available)?

    I have a boxed i7 7700k.

    Thanks for any input anyone can provide!

    Last edited by Nick Peyton; 06-23-2017 at 09:05 AM.

  2. #2
    Tech Marketing Manager HQ Array Raja@ASUS's Avatar
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    Apr 2011


    1) The Vcore required is CPU dependent.
    2) The set Vcore and actual Vcore will be different according to LLC.
    3) Some CPUs benefit from de-lidding/re-lidding, and using better thermal paste. Usually, you can get an extra 100-150MHz overclocking headroom from the CPU, due to lower temps.
    4) To answer your question, yes, on the Apex my CPU will do 5GHz with less than 1.40V, quite easily.


  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    Oct 2012

    The Apex is an amazing motherboard but it doesn't do miracles if your CPU is below average.

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