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    Help me OC please. i7 3930k

    i would like to get my computer to 5.0ghz stable i have a 3930k i7 with the asus rampage iv
    i am currently using the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - Easy Overclock Guide but that wont help me keep it stable
    i was able to put it at 5.0ghz with 1.53v but it crash 10 min or so of playing bf3. can someone help a noob? what else should i change>?

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    did you not update the bios and then use the profiles that are preset to extreme high or low voltage ?

    4.995Ghz which is pretty much 5Ghz is one of the setings and it will adjust things for you.


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    Hi,

    It sounds like you are somewhat new to overclocking so I would first of all suggest reading up on the following guide to help make you more familiar with the different option found within the BIOS.

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...verclock-Guide

    Going for 5Ghz straight away might not be the best of ideas if you are still learning, I would advise trying 4.6Ghz and then working your way up from there if possible.

    What cooler are you using? Socket 2011 CPU's generate a LOT of heat when overclocked so you might have a cooling bottleneck.
    Thomas Jenner
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    First off, you have to make sure that you have good cooling! Second thing is that the Sandy Bridge /E dies cannot be overclocked by BLCK frequency but rather by multiplier which would not have much noticeability from 4.6 ghz -5.0 ghz in real life. The overclock speed was always more noticeable using BLCK frequency than multiplier. I got mine up to 4.54 ghz using 1.38v. It booted and ran most programs until I ran a game and then I got the BSOD. I now have it OC at 4.3 ghz rock stable. 5.0 ghz may be unrealistic for this processor depending on the cooling that you have

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    Hello my friend the guide that was posted above is a very good place to start.

    Once you have worked through the guide and tried a few settings we can see how it goes.

    Just so all the others know Javier has a pretty good custom water cooled system so I think his cooling will be ok. Not to say you should not keep an eye on your temps at all times my friend.

    Cheers for now.

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    hi everyone, my cutom watercooling consist of a 3x120mm Radiator ,Swiftech MCP655 Watercooling Pump and a Heatkiller 3.0 cpu block, also there is plenty of airflow in my case, i even some what place a fan over the vrm for better vrm air flow.

    i forgot to add my Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 400 i am also running a Antec High Current Pro HCP-1200watt psu if that helps, and corsair 120gb ssd and SLI gtx580 with corsair vengeance 16GB 1866mhz.
    Last edited by -javier-; 01-16-2012 at 03:55 PM.

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