Hey guys, been a while! (also it has been a while since I have had the time or money to upgrade, I just put my i7 920 to rest)
I got myself a new build only using old parts for HDD space. I picked up a shiny new i7-4770K & ASUS Z87-Pro to go along with it.
I have been very lucky the last 2-3 times upgrading with very good low voltage chips, but I have a feeling I may not be as lucky this time.
I can only seem to get my CPU up to 4.3GHZ! I wonder if I am doing something wrong, I have fallen out of the tips and tricks for doing this, seeing as I have missed 3 generations of i7's.
I have to give the CPU 1.250v, and auto-syncin' the cores to 44, and that's really about it. I have disabled thermal throttling & disabled my spread spectrum. I have noticed a lot of the terms used in my bios aren't bringing up what they need to in my brain to complete this journey of wonderful OC'ing
Sorry if this post seems vague, but I am not exactly sure what's the important settings in the MOBO I should be listing.
I am sure someone around here has the same combo, that they can reference to/for me.
This overclock and using the settings I am , was watching a review/promo video from ASUS & Newegg about how easy it is to determine how good your CPU is. It's frustrating me like nuts to think this is all I will get out it, especially knowing that the STOCK turboboost would bring the CPU to nearly an identical speed.
Any and all help is appreciated. Any questions regarding my setup, settings or what I have done I will more than gladly respond with.
ASUS z87 Pro
Corsair H100i Cooling w/stock thermal paste ( I know...I know... lol)
Corsair Carbide Air 450 Case (All Fans Maxxed 24.7)
16 GB DDR3 1866 (Ballistix @ 1.5v using XMP speeds)
OS HD: Samsumng 120gb Sata
ASUS Gtx 760
Corsair 850w PSU