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Need help with bios settings on Gigabyte board to get 5ghz from 6700K

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Skydawg

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Mar 1, 2017
I have a gigabyte z170x gaming 7 and i7-6700K. I am stable at 4.8 and want to go further. All I have done so far is change multiplier and up the vcore to 1.4v. Current temps are about 60c under full load. Running 64gb gskill ripjaws V 3000. Cooled with Kraken x62 AIO. Would like some info on finessing the tweak to push it. Anyone with this kind of setup please let me know.

Thanks,
John
 

ATMINSIDE

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What are you using for load testing?
You don't want to go over 1.4V for 24/7 usage, 4.8GHz is typically about all you get out of a 6700K.
 

Jeff G

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May 22, 2016
I have that same combo, with a custom loop, and 4.8 was the best I could get before voltage started to get out of hand. Temps stay under 60C as well, but I started needing way too much voltage for a 24/7 build.
 
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Skydawg

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I am using XTU intel extreme for load testing. I am currently at 4.9ghz with voltage at 1.45v. Temps are nominal. The highest peak early on is 77c on 2 cores until the kraken fans react to the liquid temperature then they all back off to high 50's and low 60's.
 

trents

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Sorry, dude, but you just don't have a 5.0 ghz piece of silicon there. As was said already, 4.8 is about the ceiling on that model.
 
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Lochekey

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Are you looking for a 5ghz stable overclock or just looking to push 5ghz for fun and maybe run a few benchmarks. If you see looking for a stable overclock see above. If you just want to push it for fun I'm sure we can get you there.
 

ATMINSIDE

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I am using XTU intel extreme for load testing. I am currently at 4.9ghz with voltage at 1.45v. Temps are nominal. The highest peak early on is 77c on 2 cores until the kraken fans react to the liquid temperature then they all back off to high 50's and low 60's.

Again, 1.4V is the most you want for 24/7 usage.