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    Default GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Gurus,

    I apologize for the newbie questions, but I am struggling with my understanding and I'm hopeful someone can assist (both with my understanding, and the configuration).

    Goal: Basic overclock (OC) of an i7-5930k across all 6 cores (I'm ok if HyperThreading needs to be disabled). I'd be happy with an OC of >4GHz. I have a Corsair H100i cooling solution implemented.

    Processor speed = Clock Frequency * Clock Ratio.

    Whenever I attempt to change the "CPU Clock Ratio" (see image below) to anything other than the default value of 35, upon reboot, the BIOS throws an invalid configuration error. I'm running BIOS version F6e.

    I've also attempted to change the "Turbo Ratio" for all the core states to between 38-40 and the same thing happens: BIOS invalid error thrown.

    I'm super confused as to what I should be doing to make this overclock "stick". Any guidance?

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    just set cpu clock ratio to 40x and try with a manual cpu voltage of 1.32v (might be able to lower it later)
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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Awesome, thank you; so setting a manual VCore voltage to 1.32v? Can I ask where that voltage comes from?

    I did try setting the "CPU Clock Ratio" to 40 (but didn't adjust the voltage), and the same BIOS error came back. The voltage cannot be left on "Auto"?

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    auto will usually use much more than whats needed,it depeds on each chip but start at 1.32v and lower it few clicks a time and test for stability inbetween

    1.32v comes from reading on the net what other folks are using for 4ghz,im not familiar with those chips/boards but they are all basically the same to a certain point regarding overclocking,1.32v isn't high and you might be able to improve/lower it as the lower the better (aslong as you can maintain stability)
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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    I'm still confused why if using "Auto" for voltage would throw the invalid BIOS error when I set the "CPU Clock Ratio" to 40. It seems that changing that ratio to anything other than stock (35) throws the invalid BIOS config error.

    I also noticed that on Intel's Tuning Utility, the CPU Clock Ratio is grey'd out (but it can be changed for per core Turbo rates).

    Seems odd.

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    did it work/oc with a manual voltage?

    auto might be applying too much or not enough voltage idk,but auto cpu voltage is always regarded as not very accurate/reliable

    not sure about the intel software,but all software overclocking is also poor in comparison to bios/manual overclocking
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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    I didn't try with manual voltage yet. I will do that as soon as I get home. :-)

    Thank you for the insight / background.

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Hi,
    atm for GA-X99-SOC Force basic overclock guide are not posted yet,so hope will be soon.
    In the mean time follow this threat on OCN:
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    Only Guide I found, is for Asus X99 R5E board,so maybe will help:
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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Woo hoo! So happy!

    Setting the VCore by hand, then resetting the CMOS did the trick.

    Was able to get a stable 45x multiplier (at 100MHz) with 1.315v (took the screenshot below before I reduced the voltage).

    Max temp under stress test was 68 deg C.

    This is such an improvement.

    Thank you for the guidance.

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    Default Re: GA-X99-SOC Force: Basic overclock question / assistance?

    Glad you have it working now.

    But I must say, the usual way to OC modern Intel processors is by changing the Turbo multiplier of the cores, not what is normally the processor's base frequency multiplier, the CPU Clock Ratio option in the BIOS screen shot.

    An option to change the base frequency multiplier is unusual, although in the case of X99 platforms, that is probably related to the ability to use base clock "straps". That is, the standard base clock (BCLK) is 100 (100MHz), and an optional strap of 125 (125MHz) is available, among others. I don't see a CPU strap option in the screen shot.

    OTOH, the CPU Clock Ratio option may be another way of implementing an "all core" multiplier, rather than a "per core" multiplier OC. The per core option is what I see in the screen shot under the Intel Turbo Boost Technology option.

    The X99 platform is not one that lends itself to teaching OCing to newbies... just sayin'...

    There is a lot more going on, or is possible with the BIOS CPU voltage settings, you may be just getting started.

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