Hey guys i just put my rig together (vid card is from the old comp getting replaced soon) and tried my hand at OCing. but im having some issues.
mobo: EVGA X58 SLI3
CPU: I7 950
ram: patriot ddr3 tripple channel 1600mhz 6gb
PSU: Corsair 650w
Cooling: thermaltake 850i water cooling kit
HDD: 60gb SSD
OS: Win 7 ultimate
i've been playing with the bios settings and the best i've been able to come up with is 4.5 Ghz with the following settings:
CPU Vcore: 1.45v
CPU VTT: 1.45v
NB core: 1.36v
mem multiplier 2:8
mem timings 9 9 9 24
before i started playing with ram/cpu frequencies i dropped the cpu multiplier to 12 and ram to 2:6 and ramped up Bclock all the way up to 215 with Vtt voltage at 1.45 and it runs really stable no problem.
so next i dropped Bclock to 160 and set the ram multiplier back up to 2:8.
using memtest86 got it up to 215 bclock at 1.7v no problem
now its time to start playing with the cpu settings.
dropped Bclock down to 160, multiplier to 23 and using intelburntest on maximum setting ran it up to a max of email@example.com vcore.
anything past that it either wouldnt load or freeze. i tried adding voltage to the cpu going as far as 1.5v with no luck.
right now i backed it off to 4.2 GHZ with firstname.lastname@example.org and it runs solid.
it seems like the CPU doesnt like going over past 4.4g much as my memory and chipset was fine with up to 215 bclock but once i start pushing the cpu the system starts freezing up or crashing.
what am i missing?