Did i Lose the Silicon Lottery with my 4690k?

Not even stable at 4.2ghz with 1.2vcore. Do i just have a bad chip or is there something I might be missing in the process?

Specs:
AsRock z97x Killer
Kraken X61 Cooler
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  1. 1.2v is low, your safe up to 1.3v as long as heat isn't a problem
    Reply to sizzling
  2. wat about psu?? please tell your psu model..sometimes it can happen that psu is not providing enough watts. OR you could try increasing voltage a little bit more.
    Reply to Khushwant_1
  3. It runs in high 70s at 1.2 but I could try. EVGA Supernova 650 G3 is psu. Stable at 4.1 with 1.15 but nothing over that. Tried going up to 1.25 for 4.2 but still get bsod on bootup.
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  4. what cpu cooler do you have?

    as above the CPU should easily handle more voltage than that, as long as you've got a decent cooler

    *edit* sorry, just noticed cooler in first post
    Reply to blockhead78
  5. Kraken X61
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  6. when you say it runs in the high 70's @ 1.2v, is that when stress testing, normal use, or idle?
    Reply to blockhead78
  7. Stress testing. Prime95 V26.6, small ffts
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  8. Keeping increasing your voltage 0.01v at a time until you can get 4.2ghz to boot

    In general, as long as you can keep temps looking good, you want to keep that CPU under 1.35v

    It could well be that you've got a 4690K that doesn't OC that well, but trial and error will help find out

    Also, might be worth reseating the cooler with a fresh application of thermal paste if temps start getting higher than expected.
    Reply to blockhead78
  9. did you raise the multiplier or anything else?

    BIOS of the motherboard up to date?
    Reply to helpstar
  10. Updated bios and still not a stable 4.2. 4.1 seems to be as high as it wants to go. Yes ive mostly been adjusting just the multiplier and vcore.
    Reply to mstrgraff
  11. reset BIOS and try overclocking again

    do you try it in BIOS or with a tuning utility in Windows?
    Reply to helpstar
  12. helpstar said:
    reset BIOS and try overclocking again

    do you try it in BIOS or with a tuning utility in Windows?


    Inside BIOS
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  13. BIOS resetted after the update?
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  14. Hey guys thanks for all the help. I did reset the bios after update but to no avail. Stuck at 4.0 I just couldn't justify keeping the processor around with as much multi-tasking as I do. Went out and picked up a ryzen 5 1600 with mobo and ram today. Time to see what it's like on the other side.
    Reply to mstrgraff
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