Hi all -
Have had a very tough time with my new build (specs below) in achieving OC stability. My UEFI settings are mainly AUTO with AIOC enabled and multicore enhancement disabled (enforce intel limits). With AIOC my CPU is hitting upwards of 5.7 ghz & voltage into the 1.5 range. Running stress test in AIDA64 has my temps maxing out in the upper 70s low 80s. RAM checks out ok in MEMTEST.
My crashes are very random & difficult to diagnose although im not exactly an expert in checking error logs or troubleshooting very hard, guess ive been lucky with my previous builds. The crashes alternate between BSOD + reboot to the majority of the time a complete lockup of the PC with no BSOD & manual reboot required. The crashes are very inconsistent, PC will run fine for awhile with some high duration intense gaming (lots of VR). I went over a month with no problems then it will start acting up again out of nowhere. They happen while the PC is under load or idle. I've woken up in the morning or come home from work to find it completely locked up. I've had crashes while simply surfing in browser. I can run a stress test for up to 30 mins with no issues but then it will crash on me when checking my email.
Anyway that's about all I can think of to share. Drivers are all up to date. I did uninstall Armory Crate because I read that it can be quite invasive & create instability however the crashing persists. I'm hoping someone smarter than me can point me in the right direction here. I'm at the point where im thinking it might be faulty hardware somewhere or perhaps the AIOC isn't adjusting voltage properly. Or maybe its something obvious that im overlooking. Any input is appreciated.
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May I ask if you have updated the Intel ME to the corresponding version in the BIOS?
For example, the latest BIOS version 2305 requires updating the Intel ME to 126.96.36.1990.
Meamwhile, we have discussions on your topic in ROG Discussions > Overclocking & Tweaking.
I may relocate your post to the proper category if you'd like.