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Can't Overclock i7 4770K with clover and El Cap

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In my bios (Gigabyte z87x-ud5h) i've set the OC to the 4.3 setting they have built in. This worked fined in Yosemite and Chimera. I know do this and "About this Mac" says I'm only running 3.5 GHz, and my clover boot.log says the same.

Any tips or help to make this work?
 
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In my bios (Gigabyte z87x-ud5h) i've set the OC to the 4.3 setting they have built in. This worked fined in Yosemite and Chimera. I know do this and "About this Mac" says I'm only running 3.5 GHz, and my clover boot.log says the same.

Any tips or help to make this work?

Well About this Mac will always show the standard turbo speed of your chip, not the manually increased overclock speed. I have an i5-3570k, which has an overclock speed of like 3.4Ghz, normally, then I changed it in BIOS to > 4. The way you can see if it's working or not is by looking at HW monitor and see what the frequencies are, or running a benchmark with the OC in BIOS and without it.

However, note that after upgrading to El Capitan, my overclock isn't recognized anymore and I can't figure that part out. Good luck.
 
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But this was the question: overclocking under El Capitan.
In my system the cpu is only working @ 3.4GHz (standard values) and HWmonitor shows this (other tools too) despite of setting the clock to 4GHz in BIOS.
And I don't know what to do. Shall I set parameters in the config.plist?
 
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But this was the question: overclocking under El Capitan.
In my system the cpu is only working @ 3.4GHz (standard values) and HWmonitor shows this (other tools too) despite of setting the clock to 4GHz in BIOS.
And I don't know what to do. Shall I set parameters in the config.plist?

I thought the OP was saying that he didn't see the overclock in "About this Mac," which you normally never do unless you edit it manually. But I am in the same boat as you: I can't get processor to overclock in El Capitan, despite the settings being correct in the BIOS. I'm pretty sure it does relate to the config.plist, I just am not experienced enough to understand how to get it to work. In Yosemite, I had my overclock and speedstep (automatically throttling up and down) working properly. But ever since I upgraded to 10.11, it doesn't work anymore.

I should state that my config.plist file is carried over from Yosemite, so my guess is that it has something to do with that. The issue is, I have my ROM and MLB settings to get iMessage to work, so I don't want to mess with the config.plist too much or else I could lose that. Please let me know if you end up resolving this! Thanks.
 
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I'm also searching for some answers and guides regarding OverClocking in 10.11. I have all the hardware in place, but don't want to take this on without proper knowledge and guidance. Can anyone out there point us in the right direction?
 
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In reading the TonyMac install new steps went in a new direction at step
"STEP 6: Alternate Post-Installation".
I watched this step #6 done on a Youtube video. "
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMLCJ0JMK9Q"

Has anyone done this method and had the problem continue?

Steve


 
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