Anyone, please help.. I am a complete noob and I have some questions to ask. First of all, I want to say that I find this overclocking guide is very helpful, thanks to Tom
. Now before I ask my questions, let me tell you my specs:
AsRock z77 extreme4
CM Hyper 212 Evo (push-pull fans)
Arctic Cooling MX-4
Patriot Viper 3 DDR3 1600MHz (9 9 9 24) 2x4GB
HIS 7950 IceQ
Seasonic G-650 80+Gold
Seagate 2TB SATA3 7200RPM
NZXT Phantom 410 (2 front intake fans, 1 rear and 1 top exhaust fans)
The AsRock Bios is a bit different, but I tried my best to set everything to be the exact same with Tom's settings except the CPU core voltage. I managed to get 1.080 volt at stock. When I tested at 4.0 GHz with 1.125 volt, OCCT stopped running after 8 minutes. My system didn't crash, temps are still normal I guess (75C max temp, 30C ambient temp) but OCCT just stopped running and said "Error Detected ... ". Is this a common thing with OCCT showing that my CPU needs more voltage? Or is there any other factor?
Right now, I am testing my CPU at 4.0 GHz with 1.150 volt, and OCCT has been running for 12 minutes. My target is 4.2 GHz, so I want to know whether I am doing the right thing.