Solved how to overclock H87 with a 4770K chip and 1333 vengange mem

October 28, 2013 at 13:27:45
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,
I have tried a lot of overclocking forums and am frustrated that a 4770K will not run stable with 1333 2 x 4 gig Dimms on a H87 board- what's the point of having overclocking pre sets if the motherboard will not run stable.

The best I could run was 3.9 but even then It becomes unstable after several hours, just upping the base clock from 3.5 to 3.9 and auto for everything else. Is it because the existing Dimms are too slow? Recommendations for a stable 4.0 plus would be much appreciated - (Yes I should have bought a Z board but the H board has almost all the tweaks as the Z (according to the manual)
(The Dimms were running an amd Phenom II 550 dual core at 3.6 (stock was 3.1)

Any positive comments much appreciated


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May 16, 2014 at 14:37:24
Ummm.....Last I checked, the H87 chipset does not support overclocking. If you are looking to overclock your best bet with the I7-4770K is to get a mobo with the Z87 chipset. H87 is designed for home/business while the Z87 is geared towards enthusiasts/gamers.

BUY A NEW MOBO YOUR MEMORY IS FINE!!!



#1
October 28, 2013 at 15:54:19
Using "presets" is not the proper way to overclock. You should be manually tweaking ALL the individual BIOS settings until you get it right. Sometimes it takes numerous attempts. It doesn't help that you have slow RAM. Please post the make/model of your motherboard, which CPU cooler you're using, your CPU temps, & your power supply specs.

How to Overclock an Intel 4770K Guide

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November 25, 2013 at 18:51:51
1333 RAM is going to be a bottleneck no matter what you do.

I've never really OC'ed any system past a PIII for fun as it is my only unlocked computer (OEM's...), but I would swap that RAM for 1600 when you get the chance.

That, and most of the pages I've read say that the Z board is intentionally designed for OC'ing 'unlocked' CPU's, while the H board may result in an unstable build no matter what you do.

You might have screwed up on the H board there...

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December 14, 2013 at 01:18:13
Hi guys, sorry but the ha motherbard reports the mem as 1333 .
When I took them out I noticed they were 1600. I have posted a new post as the H board is a pain. The bios settings are very confusing and at best - 3.9 runs nearly stable with ram extreme profile1. above 3.9 it falls over a lot. I'll check the new post for some ideas

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#4
May 16, 2014 at 14:37:24
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Ummm.....Last I checked, the H87 chipset does not support overclocking. If you are looking to overclock your best bet with the I7-4770K is to get a mobo with the Z87 chipset. H87 is designed for home/business while the Z87 is geared towards enthusiasts/gamers.

BUY A NEW MOBO YOUR MEMORY IS FINE!!!


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#5
May 16, 2014 at 21:04:24
Sorry, from all I have read about it, the Z MB is the only one recommended specifically for overclocking. Get a Z87 or even a new Z97 MB for a bit over a C note and you will be all set to go. You have a $300.+ CPU, why cheap out on the motherboard to save maybe $30. and loose the most important feature of the CPU you spent about $30. more for (The K series)? For most uses, you would have been better off with the i5-4670 (about $100. less) and get the better motherboard for a net saving overall of about $70. and get the full performance you expected.

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


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