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i5 3570k OC Question

So I just began dicking around with the BIOS settings for oc'ing my 3570k, and tbh I don't know jack shit about it. That been said, I've reached the conclusion that the clock ratio is what I wanna shoot for, but you know that.

That been said, it is locked, and has a maximum of 3.8ghz[38], and if you enter otherwise it is results back to its factory 3.4ghz. My MOBO is a z68-ud3h-b3, which really is proving to be a ballbuster here.

I've been skimming Youtube for identical boards/cpu's as mine, and the option to adjust the clock was unlocked. How does one do this? Because the only other way I OC'd was BLOK or some shit like that x1100, and it crashed my comp, with a forced restarting 3-4 times, with a timeframe of 1second inbetween each restart.

I figured this is cancer for my rig, so I put that method to rest. I have a 620PSU, which may draw relevance to the voltage, of which I don't know jack shit about either.

So how do I properly unlock the clock ratio? And in addition, as an insurance policy, can someone generalize the fundamentals of OCing? And none of that guide garbage, more of a tl:dr version would be preferred.

You're the best.
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  1. First are you positive it's a 3570K and not a plain wrapper 3570 - no K, and do you have the latest BIOS, the Z68 originally came out for SB CPUs, reuires either 1 or 2 BIOS updates to fully utilize the 3570K model (think with your mobo it's just the latest BIOS to enable all IB CPUs but a couple older mobos it took 2 updates, they screwed up on the first, don't remember which ones though)
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    First are you positive it's a 3570K and not a plain wrapper 3570 - no K, and do you have the latest BIOS, the Z68 originally came out for SB CPUs, reuires either 1 or 2 BIOS updates to fully utilize the 3570K model (think with your mobo it's just the latest BIOS to enable all IB CPUs but a couple older mobos it took 2 updates, they screwed up on the first, don't remember which ones though)


    Nop it's definetley a 3570k. Now talking BIOS, trying to find an upgrade for a Z68 is like trying to find democracy in the Middle East, I spent the past 45 minutes looking and haven't found shit.
  3. Do you have an aftermarket cooler for your CPU? Or are you using the factory Intel cooler? You need a better after-market cooler for decent overclocking.
  4. babernet_1 said:
    Do you have an aftermarket cooler for your CPU? Or are you using the factory Intel cooler? You need a better after-market cooler for decent overclocking.


    You say the word cooler, I hear the word fan. I dropped about 20-30$ on a 3rd party external fan if that puts any points on the board.
  5. Praedos said:
    babernet_1 said:
    Do you have an aftermarket cooler for your CPU? Or are you using the factory Intel cooler? You need a better after-market cooler for decent overclocking.


    You say the word cooler, I hear the word fan. I dropped about 20-30$ on a 3rd party external fan if that puts any points on the board.


    Which fan did you buy?
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  7. babernet_1 said:
    Praedos said:
    babernet_1 said:
    Do you have an aftermarket cooler for your CPU? Or are you using the factory Intel cooler? You need a better after-market cooler for decent overclocking.


    You say the word cooler, I hear the word fan. I dropped about 20-30$ on a 3rd party external fan if that puts any points on the board.


    Which fan did you buy?



    Tradesman1 said:


    It's been a good year or so, but something in this ballpark:


    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Plus-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384068186&sr=8-1&keywords=cpu+fan
  8. Tradesman1 said:


    First off, you are a god for finding that. But question is, where do I extract it/save to?
  9. Save it to your drive and follow the directions to flash the BIOS
  10. Good cooler, with that new bios you should be set.
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