After giving us a tour of ASUS' 8-series Haswell motherboards and its updated UEFI interface, JJ took us through overclocking a Core i7-4770K using ASUS' new software and UEFI tools. We get a good look at how auto-overclocking works, as well as what settings to pay attention to when manually overclocking Haswell.

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  • cbgoding - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - link

    Failed at replying before...sorry for double post. If you have llc settings at your disposal, use them. They change the voltage differential of low to high load. So if you have enough voltage to maintain stability at load, but not enough at idle, then you need to decrease llc, which will drop your load voltage, and change your offset to adjust for it.

    I've got my 2500k running at 1.36v load for 4.8GHz, and idling down at .9ish at 1.6GHz, haven't had a stability issue in a year and a half.
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  • CrazyElf - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - link

    I have to admit I'm very impressed with what Asus has done here. It seems like motherboards have seen some pretty impressive advancements over the years - hard to believe we were using a BIOS with a keyboard only and very limited just 2-3 years ago. It's just unfortunate that Haswell is well, hardly an upgrade over Sandy once the OC headroom is taken into account.

    The only feedback I have for Asus is to try to improve your tech support - it's one of those things that definitely needs work. Otherwise, keep it up.
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  • ThomasS31 - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - link

    I heard from the developer, that AIDA will push haswell most if you use only the FPU Stress test and uncheck everything else.
    That will pust the new AVX2 FMA...etc circuits to max hell. Even on stock clocks. :)
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  • cbgoding - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - link

    If you have llc settings at your disposal, use them. They change the voltage differential of low to high load. So if you have enough voltage to maintain stability at load, but not enough at idle, then you need to decrease llc, which will drop your load voltage, and change your offset to adjust for it.

    I've got my 2500k running at 1.36v load for 4.8GHz, and idling down at .9ish at 1.6GHz, haven't had a stability issue in a year and a half.
    Reply
  • Rajinder Gill - Friday, June 14, 2013 - link

    On Haswell, we have adaptive offset, which does not touch the VID stack below the Turbo ratios. This gets around the classic offset voltage issue of affecting the entire VID stack and creating stability issues at isle. Reply
  • Rajinder Gill - Friday, June 14, 2013 - link

    *idle Reply
  • cbgoding - Friday, June 14, 2013 - link

    That's pretty awesome. Reply
  • Edkiefer - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - link

    So is it possible to install Ai suite III on older platforms like Asus P8Z77 xxx ? Reply
  • Iketh - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - link

    video not showing up for me on latest IE... just a black box Reply
  • Razorbak86 - Friday, June 14, 2013 - link

    FWIW, it's working for me on both Firefox and IE. Reply

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