So I recently obtained my i7-4770k and I decided to OC but I'm not exactly sure if I'm on the bad side of the silicon lottery.
I watched and read some guides on OC'ing.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H75
I started off by taking LinusTechTips advice about a dirty overclock, so I started with 4.6ghz at 1.2v and I left all the power saving features on, left the ram on default timings with XMP enabled, and I didn't load into windows. So basically I got a below average chip.
I then tried 4.5ghz at 1.2v and that booted into windows but BSOD within minutes of Aida 64 Extreme Stress Test. I increased the voltage to 1.25v and it didn't pass the stress tests. Additionally I used OOCT and Prime95, but the Prime test seems to increase my voltage so I decided to stop.
I kept modifying the voltages and multiplier, 4.4ghz at 1.2v failed and 4.2ghz at 1.2 as well. I kept getting BSOD's or freezing.
My temps were around 70-80's before the crash. Idle tempts were around 30-40's.
Sorry I do not have screenshots to show my results, but I'm honestly confused.
Is there anything I should try or look into? I would hate to believe my CPU cannot push for at least 4.2ghz.
Edited by belal wow, 20 September 2016 - 04:18 PM.