[HELP] Overclocking 5820k to 4.5Ghz

Hello,

First of all, here are my PC specs:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CfWLxr
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CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($349.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($238.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Directron)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Directron)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($206.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.75 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($748.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ B&H)
Mouse: Razer Taipan Wired Laser Mouse ($60.80 @ B&H)
Headphones: Astro A50 - Black 7.1 Channel Headset
Total: $3419.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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With 4 month old PC, I've finally decided to overclock it. Starting with the CPU, I've followed linustechtips video guide titled: "Ultimate X99 Overclocking Guide - Intel 5820K Haswell-E"

I've started with core ratio of 45 and Vcore of 1.3v, as suggested in the video, however my system crashes multiple times.
With all night testing I've managed to get 4.3Ghz with Vcore 1.25v and XMP enabled with the rest kept on default, stress tested multiple times with aida64 with temps being 60C and below, which i believe are pretty good results.
However, my aim is for 4.5Ghz at least and increasing Vcore didn't help much. 1.4v with 45 core ratio and my system still crashes.
I think i have a pretty bad chip :(

Any help/suggestion will be appreciated.
BTW, I am overclocking for the first time. << Real noob here!
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  1. It looks like you don't have the best chip for overclocking, but a 5820k at 4.3GHz is a real beast, there shouldn't be any need to push it further, specially if it's not stable. I would keep it a 4.3GHz with 1.25v to keep it running fast and cool.
  2. drixkarasu said:
    It looks like you don't have the best chip for overclocking, but a 5820k at 4.3GHz is a real beast, there shouldn't be any need to push it further, specially if it's not stable. I would keep it a 4.3GHz with 1.25v to keep it running fast and cool.


    Well, that is disappointing :(

    I've tried at least to bump it to 4.4 Ghz with Vcore 1.31xx but after 20 mins of stress testing my system crashed!

    Do you have anything in mind that would help ?
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