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#1 RB_Kandy

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:30 AM

I have an Asrock Formula OC Z77 motherboard.
And Intel i7 3770K CPU.
I'm a total noob at overclocking. I watched some videos and followed the instructions. For a while I thought I had got my CPU up to 5.0 without even raising voltage. But it turns out, no matter what I set my multiplier to, all my hardware monitoring tools are telling me my CPU is running at 3.7 (keep in mind factory default is 3.5).

But it gets weirder, I can actually adjust the multiplier using the Asrock OC tool ( a program that runs inside of windows).
The problem is, it's a buggy program that crashes often, it gives me choices that differ from bios, and thus I don't know what they do.

How is it possible I can over clock from a program in windows, but the motherboard itself lets me put in any ol' multiplier and doesn't really change it?

Does anyone have any idea what I may be doing wrong?



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#2 bludgard

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 11:39 AM

Seems as if the MOBO is rejecting the parameters.

Back to the research stage....



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 02:53 PM

ASUS incorporates their tool to facilitate overclocking, so I would use it if I cwanted to overclock.  If you have the OC tool installed and are trying to OC manually...it could be fighting the tool, IMO.  If I wanted to OC without the ASUS mechanism...I would just uninstall that software and then do it manually.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 17 February 2015 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:39 PM

Oh I just wanted to mention i fixed the problem. I just cleared CMOS.

I may take hamluis's advice and just uninstall the software, since the software is buggy anyhow.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:43 PM

:thumbup2: , happy computing :).

 

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