Need help with 8600k overclocking

Hello, I just upgraded my pc with the 8600k, I heard that it is easy for people to get it stable at 5GHZ at low voltages and such.

It took me 1.4 Core Voltage and AVX 3 before all the cores would even pass the first stress test in prime 95. Which bums me out a little bit. I don't know if there is something I could do here.

A few questions I've got is
My VID said 1.4 during the stress test, but funny enough my Vcore went to 1.264, and when i stopped the test, it went to 1.376 Vcore and 1.33 VID. How does that make sense?

I've got the Noctua D-15 and the 8600k chip so that I could do some good overclock and get some nice stable results for gaming, so far I have been disappointed in my chip, the goal I had was easy 5GHZ minimum, stable at all time, but that dream seems further away at this point.

I got the 8600k with an Asrock Extreme4 Z370, some G.skill 16 gb 3200mhz ram, and an Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070

Does anyone know if there is a solution to this problem?
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  1. I suggest that you read some OC guides, there is more to overclocking than raising multi and vcore.

    Its very difficult to help when we don't know what components you have. List every thing.

    Take a look through this thread, http://www.overclock.net/t/1639998/i7-8700k-overclock-results-and-settings

    Now for some reality, not every chip will run the same as others.

    The internet is full of people parroting bad info, or straight out lying about their oc.

    My 8700k will not do 5.0 at a somewhat comfortable vcore, it takes 1.45 to stabilize cpu at 4.9. And I have had to adjust all of the other voltages(IO,SA,VTT) and settings(SVID behavior, current limits) to get this oc stable. I also have delidded chip. But it is solid, passing OCCT large and small data sets for three hours each.

    Silicon Lottery(the company) says that about 60% will do 5.0, you may have a 40 percent chip.
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  2. biglizard said:
    I suggest that you read some OC guides, there is more to overclocking than raising multi and vcore.

    Its very difficult to help when we don't know what components you have. List every thing.

    Take a look through this thread, http://www.overclock.net/t/1639998/i7-8700k-overclock-results-and-settings

    Now for some reality, not every chip will run the same as others.

    The internet is full of people parroting bad info, or straight out lying about their oc.

    My 8700k will not do 5.0 at a somewhat comfortable vcore, it takes 1.45 to stabilize cpu at 4.9. And I have had to adjust all of the other voltages(IO,SA,VTT) and settings(SVID behavior, current limits) to get this oc stable. I also have delidded chip. But it is solid, passing OCCT large and small data sets for three hours each.

    Silicon Lottery(the company) says that about 60% will do 5.0, you may have a 40 percent chip.


    Thank you, I appreciate the reply.

    I've been researching overclocking the past 2 days, I thought it was time to take a crack at OC'ing. My expectations were based on other people's OCs, and my expectations haven't been met yet. I don't wanna give up yet and just simply accept the fact that 5 GHZ is out of the question.

    That website you sent me, I have come across before, but it just seemed to me like a bunch of people bragging about getting 60 GHZ on 0.5V and stuff.

    As far as I remember I got
    50 multiplier, 45 for cache. LLC set to 3, AVX set to 3. Volt is 1.4, XMP profile is on for the ram. I think that is how far I got so far.

    I got the 8600k with an Asrock Extreme4 Z370, G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16 GB 3200mhz, and an Gigabyte G1 GTX 1070
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  3. Latest bios?

    Overclock CPU first, disable XMP.

    Lower cache to 42. You can raise this when you find oc limit.

    Lower vcore and start again

    You will have to pick what applies to your board(good basic info), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoUtA7DKXhU
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