I have renamed this thread to get support for my constant BSODs while playing Battlefield 4. The thread was originally created to get some overclocking help, but this issue is much more important. Please skip ahead to the bottom of page 2.
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Hey guys, I'm trying to OC my new rig and getting nowhere fast.
My specs: i7 4770k VI Maximus Hero 32GB Corsair Vengeance Corsair H80i Cooler SLI GTX 780s Corsair 1050w PSU
I tried a guide on this site for the 4770k + Hero, BSODs I tried AI Suite's Performance mode BSODs The 4-way optimization BSODs
XMP is enabled (profile 1) all other settings are at optimized defaults and system is stable.
Don't know what else to do. All hardware appears to be functioning correctly.
I'm going to attempt that, but let me add a little more info.
After the 4-way optimization (and BSOD during the 2nd stage), I rebooted into Windows 8.1 and verified that the CPU was OC'd to 4.2 (it fluctuated between 800 and 4200). So I was able to boot into Windows, but when I went to stress the system (I used Unigine's Heaven GPU Benchmark), it BSOD'd, so I uninstalled AI suite and put everything back to defaults (except the XMP profile which I left active).
HiVizMan wrote: Mixing two sets of ram is not a good idea.
Please use only one and then try again shall we.
44x is a more likely outcome for the CPU as that is about the sweet spot for most average CPUs.
Might I ask how is it that many people have overclocked rigs with 32gb of ram? I doubt every one of them bought all 4 sticks in the same package. According to CPU-Z, all 4 8GB sticks are the exact same model number, just purchased at different times. What's more beneficial, OC'ing my CPU with 16GB or leaving it at 3.9 with 32?