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Playing with my Bios

  1. #1


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Playing with my Bios


    Specs are listed where specs go.

    I have been playing with my settings, always wanted to, never had time or the courage.
    For some reason, with my motherboard if I enter "ez Mode" and hit "Optimal, I get blue screen on boot and a constant boot loop.

    So I asked this guy who knows a guy and he said the following.

    go to extreme tweaker tab, set the AI Overclock Tuner to manual, sync all cores and set the cpu core ratio to 41, press enter, and cpu core voltage to 1.20v, press enter
    So I did, I also set the ram to 1866.
    Then I tried 42@1.20v
    Then 43@1.25v
    The temps look fine.

    Results

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    Seems to be pretty stable. I tortured it with a few 1Gb Photoshop files, and overloaded it with actions, it held out really well. Played Battlefield 3 .. really badly .. etc

    So now I would like to go up, just because I'm curious. But I don't know the increments of core ratio to voltage.

    Can anyone help or point me to some kind of table?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    Here is a link, it's for ivy bridge but most principles apply to haswell as well

    Ivy Bridge Overclocking Guide ? Asus Motherboards
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  3. #3


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks Dude Ill have a read
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  4. #4


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    OMG I started reading. Did I mention that I am academically inadequate?

    from what I did gather, to go to the next step, I could try setting to 4.5@1.35v
    there was mention of a 5.0 Ghz but im on air cooling and my money tree needs water


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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    im on air cooling and my money tree needs water
    Do you mean your PC or your house? They work pretty well if the latter.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    Watch your temps, but I wouldn't go for more than 4.5 on air. You could try lowering the vcore and checking for stability to keep temps down.
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  7. #7


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Yeah thanks Dude, I can't afford to merrily blow things up (on my PC)
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  8. #8


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    That can happen if you aren't careful. Over on seven forums we have a bunch of guys OCing, we even have a club. Post there and you can get some great advice from some very good members.

    Official Seven Forums Overclock Leader boards [2] - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  9. #9


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thats awesome Dude thanks, I shall head into that forum cheers
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