Bear with me, the last thing I OCed was a Q6700 and a Q9450...
I'm using the Asus software to overclock my i7-6700K. The tool is pretty hard to understand and has no descriptions for anything, so I'm a bit confused. So far, I've managed on getting it stable at 4.6 GHz on 1.328 volts.
BLCK: 100 MHz
CPU Cache Ratio: 41 X
CPU Core Voltage -0.060 V
Ram is at 3190 MHz at 1.3530 V.
Temps are good, 30 minutes of OCCT and the max temps for each core didn't go over 75 degrees, and hovered around 65.
I'm perfectly happy with 4.6 GHz, but would like to know if there's a more efficient way of achieving the same speeds. I'm gradually dropping the vcore during the stress test (1 notch every 5-10 minutes), but the voltage doesn't seem to change even after I modify the setting.
More importantly, should I even be doing this via software, or should I just do it in the bios?
Also, solely basing myself off this, it seems I got lucky and have a chip that overclocks nicely!
Edit: Decided to try something a little tougher. Prime95 heated things up a bit and I'm getting a little closer to 80 degrees. Running stable at 4.6 GHz with only 1.296 volts, though. I'll keep bumping it down and see how low it'll go without crashing.