Here I plan to write out the steps I have taken to oc my i5-4690k.
First I disabled all the auto stuff in the bios to the low standard of the bios.
I then set my base freq. to 100.00Mhz I set my voltage to 1.011 witch is my base voltage and my multiplier to 42.
This resulted in a very unstable boot that would not even load windows to the log in with out crashing. I then increased my voltage by .025 each time. I am now sitting at 4199.09Mhz 1.200v with a stable set up. I next plan to increase my multiplier to 43 and then 44 until I can find a stable oc staying as close to 1.200v as possible. I feel that this voltage is a bit high for my current cooler and will most likely back it off a bit till I get the noctua D15 or build a custom loop.
Nitro if you have any input on this please post. I have oced before but this is my first time doing so with an intel chip. My last oc on this set up was through the bios 20%, 40%, and 60% performance increase which resulted in a nice oc and stable but much higher temps that I would have liked.
Next upgrade is going to be purchasing and installing a NF-D15 to try and keep temps much lower than what I am currently seeing and then possibly building a custom loop for the CPU and GPUs.
My current cooler is a Cooler Master Seidon 120V - Compact All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 120mm Radiator and Fan. This unit is loud and really does not work as it was said it would. Temps are crazy from time to time and I fear the pump may fail soon as some reviews have indicated.
I am also seeing a problem in CPU-Z when I run Prime95, Cinabench 5, and Furmark CPU burn in all at the same time. This problem is CPU-Z is showing my Bus Speed jumping all over the place resulting in core speeds ranging from 3.8Ghz all the way to 5.3Ghz which I know is not true/not good for my CPU. But while this is happening there is no significant change in my CPU core temps. I am wondering if this is due to me missing something in the bios or CPU-Z being buggy. And yes I know those are all CPU stress-tests/benchmarks and they are going to "over-stress" my CPU all running together.
I am also looking to bring my 939 socket AMD back to life with a LN2 pot and make a video of some LN2 overclocking. I want the mounting hardware to be able to make use of the POT with other AMD and Intel sockets as well.
I'm not sure if any other dads are in to PC tech the way that I am thus allowing us to share our findings with each other. Also if there are any dads interested in this stuff that are “close” to me go ahead and PM me we will see about setting up a BBQ and some “extream overclocking” just for poops and jiggles.
I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the hobbies forum since it seems frying CPUs and GPUs is kinda of a hobby at this point. (Some companies are even allowing me to warranty fried parts. )
EDIT: I can't spell for CRAP lol.
Edited by bigfabdaddy, 15 November 2015 - 02:30 AM.