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Newbie Wants To Try Overclocking!

Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:47 pm

Hey guys, I just recently bought and assembled the new summer 2012 Sweet Spot from the system guide.
It says that the i5 3570k and p8z77-v LK work together very nicely to provide easy overclocking.
I just recently bought a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus to replace the stock heatsink to prepare for overclocking, but there's just one problem:
I have no idea how to even start overclocking, how it works, or how to do it. I was wondering if you guys could guide me step by step on how to overclock my new system safely and really push it to the limits.
Thanks in advance,
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Re: Newbie Wants To Try Overclocking!

Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:29 pm

A quick google search could bring you your answers. ... =693613%29? should be a decent guide, I recommend having a second computer or laptop out so that you can read/search while actively in BIOS on your main system.

Overclocking is fun, just be sure not to overdo it because you can cause permanent damage to your expensive components!
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Re: Newbie Wants To Try Overclocking!

Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:09 pm

Your HSF is plenty capable of cooling an overclocked CPU. Just make sure to be very conservative about raising the voltage levels and you'll be fine. Your motherboard has an easy overclocking feature called CPU Level Up, but as many have pointed out ASUS is quite generous with the voltage to make sure those clocks can be reached. I would see what it's changing the settings to and use that as a starting point and then start lowering voltage in small increments until it's unstable and then bump it back up to the minimum voltage where it is stable. Get Prime95 to stress test your system for stability. You should be able to get 4.4-4.6 GHz without much trouble. Don't try to force it to do 5GHz, that's where you'll start running into problems that can cause damage to your CPU if you aren't careful. Very few people have an Ivy Bridge chip that can safely do 5GHz or more on air cooling.
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