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Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« on: 06-November-13, 12:40:39 »

I can not get any overclocks past what the OC Genie will do @ 4.2. This is a very complex bios for me, it's been several years since i've built anything. I set my cpu core voltage @ 1.285 and multiplier @ 45 not touching the memory and it just won't boot. Am I missing something? It seems everyone else is hitting stable OCs at 4.5-4.7ghz. I'm running 16gigs or Gskill Trident X 2400mhz and  running a Corsair H100i for cooling and idles at 29-24°C.

I would prefer a manual overclock over the Genie and would like to hopefully dial it in around 4.5-4.7ghz. This is a new board and I flashed to the 1.2 bios. Everything is a new high to ulta high end build at just over 3k with the video card and ssd.

Is there an OCing a msi xpower for dummies help forum? Maybe my CPU is just a crappy one.

I've followed the manual closely on overclocking yet with OC Genie disabled I can't get nowhere manually.

Any help or shared settings would be greatly appreciated.  :confused2:
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #1 on: 06-November-13, 14:40:20 »

Do some searching on the internet, you will find plenty of articles for overclocking your CPU/MB combo.
If you cannot get a successful boot into OS with 1.285v on the CPU at multiplier 45, you most likely have a CPU that is in the bottom percentile. How do you have your memory configured? Are you using XMP for the memory settings? If so, manually set your memory timings and speed to 1600MHZ. If that does not work, try lowering your memory speed to 1333MHz to rule out a limitation with your memory keeping you from overclocking your CPU any further. Also, are you running two memory modules or 4? If 4 and you are trying to run the memory at 2400MHz, that could be the problem. You might need to run your memory at 1600MHz to get stability. If these do not work, you most likely have a CPU that is not going to overclock well. Luck of the draw. I have an i5-4670K that I cannot get stable over 4.3GHz. Luck of the draw.
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #2 on: 06-November-13, 22:36:14 »

 You can't just simply set a high OC such as that and expect it to work right off the bat, you need to do it in steps and test for temperature and stability in order to reach max stable OC. Read the guides as suggested and do it one step at a time.

 Another thing to consider, is your CPU 4770 or 4770K? If it's the 4770 (locked multiplier) as stated in your your topic title then you are wasting your time trying to OC, it's limited to whatever OC Genie/Turbo Boost will give you, you need the 4770K (unlocked multiplier) to manually OC it.
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #3 on: 07-November-13, 00:49:24 »

It's a 4770k. I'll do some reading. The memory is 2-8gig sticks. XMP is disabled and the memory timings correct timings according to Gskill and at defualt 2400mhz might be it. at work till midnight so I'll get back then.
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #4 on: 08-November-13, 03:19:00 »

It's a 4770k. I'll do some reading. The memory is 2-8gig sticks. XMP is disabled and the memory timings correct timings according to Gskill and at defualt 2400mhz might be it. at work till midnight so I'll get back then.

 That is not the "default" speed of the RAM, it is factory tested OC speed of the RAM. SPD programmed default speed is more than likely 1600.
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #5 on: 09-November-13, 09:36:20 »

You are correct, the memory is running @ 1.333. I'm moving on to an ASUS board. At $400+ clams I can buy a mother board and take my wife out to dinner. Thanks for the your replays. I'll post back when I hit 4.8 with this chip and memory on another mother board.
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #6 on: 09-November-13, 18:15:09 »

You are correct, the memory is running @ 1.333. I'm moving on to an ASUS board. At $400+ clams I can buy a mother board and take my wife out to dinner. Thanks for the your replays. I'll post back when I hit 4.8 with this chip and memory on another mother board.

Don't even bother returning and posting if it is with a brand-x board being used.
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Re: Overclocking a haswell i7 4770 on a Xpower Z87
« Reply #7 on: 10-November-13, 23:58:50 »

Over clocking is a process.  You probably shouldn't just put values in that someone else posted.  It might work sometimes but it's better to go through the process. 

On my z87 XPower motherboard I'm running a 4.7 GHz clock on my 4770K.  It's at 1.31 volts.  I've read about people getting to 5 GHz on 4770K but their voltages are really high (1.5+ volts)

What I would do if I were you, is plan a few hours to sit down with your computer and go through the over clocking process.  That will get you to a good stable over clock.  If your not familiar with the basic procedure, PM me and I'll list out steps that will get you started. 

Assuming you can just buy another brand board and jump right to 4.8 GHz with a 4770K may have you in for a rude awakening.
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