[SOLVED] OC stable inside windows but not getting into it.

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Specs:
I5-7600k
Asus strix z270g
16gb hyperX @2400mhz
Windows 10pro


So basically with the XTU tool I've managed to hit 5.1Ghz on 2 cores and 5.2 on the other 2 with the cahe at 4.4 with only a small voltage bump, I've areas tested this for multiple hours and it's stable. But of course since it's with XTU it gets reset everytime i reboot and when i try to put the exact same settings into the bios it doesn't even make it to the desktop. Why is that and how do i fix it?
 
that is because overclocking shouldn't ever be done using software on the desktop.
the only CPU that can do that effectively is Ryzen using the Ryzen Master software made by AMD themselves for their own CPU.

You also can't just magically get beyond 5GHz on a 7th gen i5 without good cooling and some increases in voltage.
And due to the nature of the silicon lottery, it's possible you may not be able to get to 5GHz even.

Do your overclocking the proper way through the BIOS and run stress tests to make sure it's stable.

Here's a good guide to get you started.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/5-intel-cpus/1621347-kaby-lake-overclocking-guide-statistics.html

Be sure to click on the blue hyper text to expand each section of the guide.

You can also refer to this Sky Lake overclocking guide as well since overclocking on Kaby Lake isn't much different.

https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/7481/tweaktowns-ultimate-intel-skylake-overclocking-guide/index.html
 
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I overclocked using Intel's Xtreme tuning utility and used task manager and cpu-z to verify that it was actually working. I have a h100i pro so i think im covered for cooling and as i said it is stable while running stress tests at that speed
 
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What have you verified stability with for the overclock? What settings in BIOS are adjusted?
Ran the stress test inbuilt with XTU for half a hour then gamed on it for 3 hours in Assassin's creed which always pins my CPU at 100% usage.
As for settings I changed the core ratios, offset voltage, turbo max power limit and duration and cahe ratio.
 
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Ok. When you say consecutive runs, do you mean the benchmark or full stresstest. How much RAM was allocated?
I was running the benchmark (thought the bright red button indicated that was the menu you were on) but i just ran the stress test with 8gb of ram allocated and for half a hour and it passed.
 

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You need to run the stress test for several hours with the full 16Gb of ram. Running a short test like bench with just 8Gb of ram isn't stressing the mc much so things like VCCIO won't affect the cpu in the same ways.

Running AC even with the cpu @100% isn't stressing the pc, just the cpu. You are still shortchanging the ram usage, pcie buss etc. So it's going to give a false sense of security about stability.
 
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You need to run the stress test for several hours with the full 16Gb of ram. Running a short test like bench with just 8Gb of ram isn't stressing the mc much so things like VCCIO won't affect the cpu in the same ways.

Running AC even with the cpu @100% isn't stressing the pc, just the cpu. You are still shortchanging the ram usage, pcie buss etc. So it's going to give a false sense of security about stability.
It wont let me run it with 16gb allocated it says "not enough available ram" then crashes when i try to run it. (the program not the computer) I've run the Benchmark option on loop for hours and that loads the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage so theresthat too as for stability. Anyway why is it that it can even run at or close to full usage for literally 5 hours but cant boot into windows?
 
Possible a setting is getting changed in the UEFI relating to boot sequence when OC settings were adjusted there? Should be Windows Boot Manager as primary in the UEFI onces W10 is installed. It does seem odd that you could pass any of these stresstests for even a short run, yet the OS fails to load.
 
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Possible a setting is getting changed in the UEFI relating to boot sequence when OC settings were adjusted there? Should be Windows Boot Manager as primary in the UEFI onces W10 is installed. It does seem odd that you could pass any of these stresstests for even a short run, yet the OS fails to load.
The boot order didnt get affected however I tried omitting the voltage increase and leaving that all to the default. (Auto) So i only changed the short and long power limits, (both 4095w)
the short power time limit (16 sec) and the core ratios of course. This booted and is stable at its 5.1Ghz
 

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