Solved How to overclock a HA 87 motherboard using I7 4770 K chip

December 14, 2013 at 01:14:26
Specs: Windows 7
I have a Gigabyte HA87 motherboard running 2x4gig vengeance Ram 1600 and a noctura twin fan. The Bios thinks the mem is 1333 so have fixed this using extreme profile 1.
however, the auto settings in bios & easy tune don't work.
The best overclock I can manage is 3.9 but occasionally crashes. anything above this and the system becomes unstable.
I have read pushing the CPU voltage to 1.25 & the mem to 1.65 would fix this but as soon as I do this it fails to boot. Which cpu setting should the 1.25 be on as the bios settings are confusing. Also the mem voltage takes 1.64 or 1.66 - there is no 1.65 voltage setting!!!!.
Can you recommend settings to produce a stable 4.0 to 4.3? A bios screen shot matching a HA board would help -

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December 22, 2013 at 05:15:07
If the settings are there, have you tried the detailed steps outlined on the link I provided? Since the settings are there, it is worth the try but is the best methods do not get you better than the minimum OC, then you have your answer, it then definitely does not work. Only another who has tried your board to OC or Gigabyte support could probably tell you better. Sorry.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
December 14, 2013 at 04:53:48
If you planned to OC you should have opted for a Z87series board. Here is a systematic approach that should have more details for you:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/...
According to all posts you can Google, the H87 motherboard is NOT intended for overclocking and does not have all of the needed settings, and most agree that it is made from cheaper materials or the lower binned silicon, possibly with those parts burned out of it. My preference if the money was limited, would have been getting a Z87 motherboard and the 4670K since most applications would see little difference at stock settings (except real multithreaded applications and some games) but the better overclocking would make a greater difference in nearly everything. If there is ANY chance you can return it and upgrade the motherboard, do it.
Look:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1403732/...

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December 14, 2013 at 14:02:14
OK, thanks for the advise. The link was very helpful too. So I'm lucky to get any OC out of the board then. Live and learn.

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December 22, 2013 at 03:03:31
Weird that gigabyte has the over clocking tools on the bios & easy tune set up. So the above post was not the best solution to my answer - Tom - find a solution please - I'll ask gigabyte why they sell the boards with the overclock ability if they are not designed for OC ing.

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December 22, 2013 at 05:15:07
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If the settings are there, have you tried the detailed steps outlined on the link I provided? Since the settings are there, it is worth the try but is the best methods do not get you better than the minimum OC, then you have your answer, it then definitely does not work. Only another who has tried your board to OC or Gigabyte support could probably tell you better. Sorry.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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