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Here is a quick overclocking guide for the EVGA X99 motherboards! Overclocking these boards are similar to Z97, so if you are familiar there, you should be familiar here  Regardless, here is a really quick/easy guide for basic overclocking on EVGA X99.
 
Hardware used:
EVGA X99 Classified
Intel 5820K CPU
DDR4 2133MHz
 
1. Press delete to enter the system BIOS when system boots.

 
2. Main screen will be the Overclock section, scroll down to the CPU Multiplier Control section you can use the mouse or keyboard to navigate here. Change CPU Multiplier Control to Manual.

 
3. Set a CPU Multiplier setting, for this demo we used 42. Remember that BCLOCK x Multiplier = CPU clock, so this means we are running 4200MHz.

 
4. When overclocking your CPU, you may need a higher voltage to achieve stability. To do this navigate to the CPU Voltage Mode section and change the Voltage Mode from Auto to Override or Adaptive. The differences are as follows:
     a. Override mode will force the CPU voltage to run at set voltage during all scenarios, even when system is idle. This will keep the voltage locked but may run the system at a higher temperature during idle.
     b. Adaptive mode will set a voltage OFFSET from the current running voltage. Example: If CPU voltage is 1.050V, setting +50mV will run CPU at 1.100v

 
5. Head to the Memory section to set your memory frequency, you can enable XMP if your memory supports it, this will automatically enable the correct frequency and timings

 
6. Save and Exit the BIOS and Boot into Windows to stress test your overclock. Don’t forget to watch your CPU Temperatures! Hint: If you want the CPU clocks to stay at full performance mode without dropping while in Windows, change your Windows Power Options to “High Performance” mode:

 
And with that this is the basics of overclocking on EVGA X99! Of course things can get a lot more advanced if you are doing more aggressive overclocking, where additional voltages to various controllers or better cooling may be needed!

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/08/29 09:04:33 (permalink)
    Thanks Jacob, I will use this Info as soon as my MB Arrives!
     
     


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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/08/29 11:02:18 (permalink)
    Will you guys  Send the MB to EU soon,  Like  Norway dosent have them Neither sweden or denmark
     
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/08/29 11:04:20 (permalink)
    yes  I want EVGA EU shop not  notify bouton  ?

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/08/29 11:17:14 (permalink)
    I wantet the MB to come since first relase of x79, But no no, Evga dont want to make Money,     Now i have the dark, whit 4way sli 780 TI classifieds all water,   now waiting for x99 classy to hit norway i hope

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/08/29 11:44:03 (permalink)
    You guys should post questions in the x99 forum and not on the overclocking guide, as it has nothing to do with the topic. Hopefully they will get it to you guys also, but try to keep the subject of the topic appropriate.

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/09/03 10:47:38 (permalink)
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    Here is a quick overclocking guide for the EVGA X99 motherboards! Overclocking these boards are similar to Z97, so if you are familiar there, you should be familiar here  Regardless, here is a really quick/easy guide for basic overclocking on EVGA X99.
     
    Hardware used:
    EVGA X99 Classified
    Intel 5820K CPU
    DDR4 2133MHz



    I would love to get info on how to overclock Intel 5960X if possible.

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/09/07 20:21:35 (permalink)
    If someone want can check these video clips...
     
    -I would like if some of moderator edit my post than people can see video frame not link only... and delete this advice. :)
     
    EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Unboxing and Overview - JayzTwoCents
    http://youtu.be/WtA4DMvPJf0
     
    i7-5960X Overclocking on the EVGA X99 Classified - Paul's Hardware
    http://youtu.be/VnQHm9ZRXw0
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/09/07 20:27:04 (permalink)
    So if you enable XMP it won't force the bclk speed to 125?

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/09/08 04:51:04 (permalink)
    Jacob,
     
    I picked up the x99 FTW with a 5930k cooled with a Corsair H110.
     
    I am hoping to be able to get a stable OC  (24/7) of around 4.5Ghz.
     
    I plan to use adaptive setting so when the CPU is idle it doesn't use the extra power (I think I understand this correctly).
     
    I am not new to overclocking but I haven't messed around with a newer system for this purpose.  I see there are many new (to me) voltage options to aid with a stable OC.
     
    I was wondering if you could give me a starting point and/or a maximum voltage for each setting I may need to overvolt to achieve a reasonable OC for 24/7 use.
     
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/09/21 07:05:47 (permalink)
    Thanks for the quick start, Jacob. Waiting on my loop to see what this chipset can do!
     
    Does the UEFI BIOS has a screen capture function or are you using a capture card?
    There are a lot more timing options for the RAM than I am used to seeing, can you recommend a resource for understanding all of them?
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/09/21 07:09:09 (permalink)
    Sorry to double post but it won't let me edit.
     
    I see the F12 screenshot option now. Does that just require a FAT32 USB drive inserted like other UEFI BIOS or can it go to an installed disk?
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/10/02 08:30:32 (permalink)
    Great guide!

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/10/25 09:18:32 (permalink)
    Curious about Offset adaptive.  it says, "Current voltage" and when it looked it was at 1.3.  I wanted it to go to 1.35, so I added +50 and when I came back, it was at 1.10... so, I am guessing that the offset is not Current Voltage, but default base voltage?  I just want to make sure, as I really want to pull the voltage down and see how it runs. I am currently sitting on auto, 4.5ghz and the highest core is reading 1.4v... I think Auto is giving more than necessary.

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/10/25 09:23:01 (permalink)
    I also was confused by that as well, what is defined as "Current Voltage"?

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/10/25 20:12:32 (permalink)
    Can someone shed some light?  
     
    Currently running Override voltage at 1.375, max observed temp in HWInfo64 is projecting at 86c on for 3.. 87c on core three in Aida 64, and the motherboard is not showing over 80c ever...  Which temperature am I supposed to believe, and is the adaptive offset for the base voltage?  
     

     
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    Another annoyance is the reporting of RAM.  BIOS says 2667, one spot on AIDA64 say 2667 but another says "Defualt 2133", CPU-z just says 2133 and I can not figure out if it is a DDR4 limitation at this time or what.  Sorry for asking so many questions, but I want to make sure I get the most out of this system while I have people here that understand more than I do.
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/10/26 00:25:46 (permalink)
    Currently just spending my time int he BIOS trying to figure out how the voltage works with adaptive.  Currently at 4.5ghz, and adaptive set to +270 (equalling 1.378v according to the bios)
    The part that confuses me is that at stock, it sits at .995v.. +270 should be 1.265v...  so, what is pulling the voltage to 1.378?  that is not even close to the same. 
     
     
    I am going to keep tinkering and try to get this figured out.  So far, I am only slightly confused.  I think when the multiplier is increased, it slightly bumps the voltage, and the offset adds on the rest of the necessary voltage.. I am happy to find that I was correct about Auto feeding WAY too much voltage in though... 
     
     
    OK.  Found the issue with the RAM timings... For some reason, it keeps resorting back to stock settings anytime I access the BIOS.. Except for when I go to the memory tab and make a change.. this is EVERY Single Time.  Not sure why that is necessary to go make a change, but at least I found how to "unbreak it" as it is not a fix.  Anyone else seeing this?
     
     
    Now my frustrations are surmounting.. +265 = 1.343v, and +270 = 1.39... What?  Why.. That is the only change I am making. Can anyone help with this?
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/10/26 09:29:59 (permalink)
    Is the voltage offset not adding up on the BIOS side? Or is this in Windows? Perhaps you know this already, but since you are @4.5Ghz have you turned Vdroop off? I have the same chip with the Classified board, and 4.5Ghz is about all I can get out of it, and I need about 1.380V to do it. I am sure there are other settings you can play with and start dropping the voltage and testing stability. Perhaps the RING voltage others mention can help stabilize the OC. As far as the offset, I am also confused. I had played with that a bit, and realized it jumped around on me a bit. You would think BASE + Offset voltage would add up and be correct. Perhaps there is another variable in the mix?

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/11/05 07:18:42 (permalink)
    I am not sure. I have spent the past week fighting. The classified is getting returned to Amazon when it arrives, the micro dropped a DIMM slot and will go back to RMA, and I am moving on to a different brand that is publicly attempting to help the people who have invested. EVGA's lack of help and acknowledgement of what is going on is enough to stop me from wasting more time and money on these boards.

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/11/09 11:53:37 (permalink)
    I'm getting the same processor and motherboard series. It is very interesting because I have seen really good numbers in overclock especially in liquid cooling. My concern is if you overclock by adding the multiplier, and the bus and you get sweat high clocks but your GPU clock that you had goes crazy, it messes up, and just awful; what do you do?
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/11/09 14:08:00 (permalink)
    I had this thing up to 4.9 gig but stopped volts was nuts, Im on water
    my reg oc is 4.63 and ram is mid 27's I forget the numbers im on my x58 rig LOL

     
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/05 13:11:12 (permalink)
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    Will you guys  Send the MB to EU soon,  Like  Norway dosent have them Neither sweden or denmark

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/05 13:14:26 (permalink)
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    Is the voltage offset not adding up on the BIOS side? Or is this in Windows? Perhaps you know this already, but since you are @4.5Ghz have you turned Vdroop off? I have the same chip with the Classified board, and 4.5Ghz is about all I can get out of it, and I need about 1.380V to do it. I am sure there are other settings you can play with and start dropping the voltage and testing stability. Perhaps the RING voltage others mention can help stabilize the OC. As far as the offset, I am also confused. I had played with that a bit, and realized it jumped around on me a bit. You would think BASE + Offset voltage would add up and be correct. Perhaps there is another variable in the mix?


    I'm also using the RipJaws Series 4, how are they working out for you? Haven't been impressed with memory benchmarks thus far but I just built the system so working things out.

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    Memory: G.Skill Series 4 RipJaws DDR4 - 16gigs (4x4GB) @ 2400MHz
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/10 19:09:07 (permalink)
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    I am not sure. I have spent the past week fighting. The classified is getting returned to Amazon when it arrives, the micro dropped a DIMM slot and will go back to RMA, and I am moving on to a different brand that is publicly attempting to help the people who have invested. EVGA's lack of help and acknowledgement of what is going on is enough to stop me from wasting more time and money on these boards.

    My ooohhh my,just saw this post.Scarlet I wondered if the Extreme was your 1st choice,now I know.

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/10 19:14:19 (permalink)
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    I am not sure. I have spent the past week fighting. The classified is getting returned to Amazon when it arrives, the micro dropped a DIMM slot and will go back to RMA, and I am moving on to a different brand that is publicly attempting to help the people who have invested. EVGA's lack of help and acknowledgement of what is going on is enough to stop me from wasting more time and money on these boards.

    My ooohhh my,just saw this post.Scarlet I wondered if the Extreme was your 1st choice,now I know.


    No, I definitely didn't even consider the V Extreme. I love the look of the board, and may get one later in life.

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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/26 07:12:03 (permalink)
    I've tried just about every scenario I could find and have gotten nowhere. I can get to 3.9 with the multiplier, have seen 4.14 and 4.5, there is something I'm missing, or should I be cranking up the voltage, which doesn't make sense from what I've read so far.
     
    5960x  FTW X99 Kingston Hyper X 2800 mhz, Win7 Ult 64 bit, EK gold block, D5 Vario pump, with 2 480 rads atm only cooling the chip. I find it hard to think that it doesn't cool well enough when in idle it sits at 27-28 C.
     
    I'm certain it's user error, but at this point I'm tired of beating my head against the wall. Might chip the paint,...lol
     
    I've tried your settings, as well. I believe it's user inexperience, when I get to 4.5 it crashes when trying to test it using 3D Mark. I haven't been able to get past 3.8 since.
     
    I believe I'm on the right track, just need to find the missing/overlooked setting/adjustment.
     
    Rest of the system: Kingston E 50 240gb raid 1   EVGA 980 SC ACX....   Raptor drive for benching 1tb Black for storage and backup. Corsair AX 1200 LG Blu Ray, and I've changed the case exhaust to much higher cfms, as well as another to bring in extra air.
     
    The case is the Lian Li PC V2120. Awesome case, modular, removable mobo tray, all aluminum... It dwarfs the HAF X 1st gen.
     
    I'm still pretty new to ocing but got the 3960 to 5 ghz and the 4960 to 4.8, so I'm not totally green, but eyes are going to fall out if I read much more...
     
    From what I can c so far, my multiplier isn't functioning at all. I set it to 40, boot up and cpu z says it's 30. Same thing many times no matter where I set it, though it work a cpl of times. RMA???
     
    If I can get 4.5, 4.1 when the multiplier works but then won't at all....something isn't right. I did update the Bios.
     
    FF
     
    post edited by fishingfanatic - 2014/12/26 08:10:08
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/26 18:29:37 (permalink)
    fishingfanatic
    I've tried just about every scenario I could find and have gotten nowhere. I can get to 3.9 with the multiplier, have seen 4.14 and 4.5, there is something I'm missing, or should I be cranking up the voltage, which doesn't make sense from what I've read so far.
     
    5960x  FTW X99 Kingston Hyper X 2800 mhz, Win7 Ult 64 bit, EK gold block, D5 Vario pump, with 2 480 rads atm only cooling the chip. I find it hard to think that it doesn't cool well enough when in idle it sits at 27-28 C.
     
    I'm certain it's user error, but at this point I'm tired of beating my head against the wall. Might chip the paint,...lol
     
    I've tried your settings, as well. I believe it's user inexperience, when I get to 4.5 it crashes when trying to test it using 3D Mark. I haven't been able to get past 3.8 since.
     
    I believe I'm on the right track, just need to find the missing/overlooked setting/adjustment.
     
    Rest of the system: Kingston E 50 240gb raid 1   EVGA 980 SC ACX....   Raptor drive for benching 1tb Black for storage and backup. Corsair AX 1200 LG Blu Ray, and I've changed the case exhaust to much higher cfms, as well as another to bring in extra air.
     
    The case is the Lian Li PC V2120. Awesome case, modular, removable mobo tray, all aluminum... It dwarfs the HAF X 1st gen.
     
    I'm still pretty new to ocing but got the 3960 to 5 ghz and the 4960 to 4.8, so I'm not totally green, but eyes are going to fall out if I read much more...
     
    From what I can c so far, my multiplier isn't functioning at all. I set it to 40, boot up and cpu z says it's 30. Same thing many times no matter where I set it, though it work a cpl of times. RMA???
     
    If I can get 4.5, 4.1 when the multiplier works but then won't at all....something isn't right. I did update the Bios.
     
    FF
     


    You disabled boost didn't you lol.  X58 habit I also followed through with first time, turn it back on if off, it's needed.  Just disable cstates and set performance mode in OS if you want full speed all the time and more stability at high clocks.  If you didn't disable boost, it's just the cpu down clocking at idle with little load that you're seeing.  Most cpu's will see 4.4ghz+ near 1.300v.  I needed 1.350v for 4500 on my 5960x.  Your cpu vin needs about 0.600v higher than vcore, so set near 1.900v and try to tune it down.  Leave ring on stock frequency, and auto voltage to start.
    post edited by Boxlid - 2014/12/26 18:39:57


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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/27 07:20:13 (permalink)
    Where the hell is the llc adjustment made????? An owner's manual would've been nice to have, I might have been able to find the llc with an owner's manual.
     
     
    FF
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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/27 19:49:32 (permalink)
    fishingfanatic
    Where the hell is the llc adjustment made????? An owner's manual would've been nice to have, I might have been able to find the llc with an owner's manual.
     
     
    FF


    Just go in middle 'advanced' tab and cpu options.  Make sure boost is on.  Set OS to performance mode to always see the full frequency in windows, otherwise you need to put it under load to see it clock up fully.  I believe the llc is just the cpu vdroop on overclock tab.  I just left on auto, which handles it by frequency, and hasn't been a problem past 4500mhz.  You can disable it if you keep getting instability past 4500.  I just left the fivr options enabled also, no issues.


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    Re: EVGA X99 Quick Overclocking Guide! 2014/12/27 23:29:00 (permalink)
    Viking396
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    Is the voltage offset not adding up on the BIOS side? Or is this in Windows? Perhaps you know this already, but since you are @4.5Ghz have you turned Vdroop off? I have the same chip with the Classified board, and 4.5Ghz is about all I can get out of it, and I need about 1.380V to do it. I am sure there are other settings you can play with and start dropping the voltage and testing stability. Perhaps the RING voltage others mention can help stabilize the OC. As far as the offset, I am also confused. I had played with that a bit, and realized it jumped around on me a bit. You would think BASE + Offset voltage would add up and be correct. Perhaps there is another variable in the mix?


    I'm also using the RipJaws Series 4, how are they working out for you? Haven't been impressed with memory benchmarks thus far but I just built the system so working things out.


    Sorry, didn't see your post. I am still playing around  a lot with the settings. I haven't really tried to push the RAM much. Been focusing more on the CPU and trying to get the voltage down when running at 4.5Ghz. It would be nice to tweak settings so vcore is around 1.3V and no more. I think with the right CPU VIN and Ring Voltage this could maybe be done, along with a nice adaptive offset. However, I see you are going more High FSB and lower multi to achieve a nice OC. How is that going? What have you found to be better? Leave BCLK at stock and go high multi, or jack up BCLK and increase multi a little?

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    EVGA X99 Classified Mobo
    Intel I7 5960x @ 4.3Ghz
    Corsair H100i CPU Cooler
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    2x EVGA 580 Classifieds 3GB SLI  @ 900Mhz
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