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Overclocking via Bios (ASRock UEFI)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by oops, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. oops

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 105

    Hello all, I'm a rookie to this overclocking malarkey, but my computer is able to overclock via the bios (asrock UEFI) as the title says, my spec is :-

    Processor
    6th Generation Intel Core i7-6700K
    Processor Base Frequency: 4GHz
    Cache: 8MB SmartCache
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM HyperX Fury
    Supports up to 64GB
    4 x DIMM sockets (used)
    Hard Drive
    3TB SATA HDD
    250GB M.2 SSD Boot Drive
    Optical Drive None
    Software
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home
    Microsoft Office not included
    Chipset (Mobo)
    Intel Z170 Pro 4s
    Display N/A
    Graphics
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, 8GB
    Audio
    High Definition Audio, 7.1 channel
    Networking
    Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN
    Power Supply
    500 watts

    But when I go into the bios and try the easy overclock button or even when I try to change profiles to one set at cpu @ 4.4 the computer just freezes and when I restart my computer its back running at the preset profile of cpu @ 4.0, is there anything I can do to get this to run at 4.4?
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  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 17,667

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    What make and model is that 500w power supply?
     
  3. oops

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 105

    [​IMG]Hi pastymuncher the Psu is :-
    FSP Group INC
    Model number - fsp500-60hhn
    Max wattage - 123Max
    total output - 500W

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    It looks like a generic model it came with the pc.
    Do you think I'm not getting enough power,I do have a corsair vs 550 here but would it make any difference?
    Sorry I kinda mucked up the photos, the first one I put in at the bottom but it needed rotated to the left so I tried to edit it and wasn't looking where the cursor was and it ended up at the start of the message and I cant find any way to remove it :)
     
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  4. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 17,667

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    It's not a brilliant psu but it's better than a generic one. It has a pair of 12v rails with 18A on each so a max of 432w. The 123w max refers to the maximum power over the 3.3v and 5v rails. A competitor to OCUK were selling them for less than £20 back in 2013. The downside is that it's not 80+ certified at all, uses a old design, doesn't have many cables and only a 4 pin EPS (cpu power) connector, is built by FSP so ripple is bound to be all over the place. I can't believe that a company would put a psu like that in what was a pretty high end pc 3-4 years ago. That's just shocking and penny pinching at it's worst.

    I really wouldn't feel comfortable overclocking with a psu like that but what I will say is that these one press easy overclocking features can be very hit or miss whether they actually work. Some will overvolt, sometimes by quite a lot. The best way is to do it manually in the bios by changing the multiplier and vcore and taking things slowly. You also learn to overclock this way and understand what each change you make does. You will need to keep a close eye on cpu temps and a decent cpu cooler is essential.

    There is a very indepth 6700k overclocking guide here compiled by Tweaktown.
    There is a less in depth but still very good guide here at PCGamer.
     
  5. oops

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 105

    Thanks for the guides pastymuncher there both very good for a rookie like me but the indepth 6700k is perfect, I've a bit of reading ahead of me :)