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Safe Overclock for I-5 4670k ASRock Z87 Extreme6 for Beginner?

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February 4, 2014 6:14:05 PM

I'm reading a lot about this and I was just wondering what you guys think a beginner like me should try to put for overclocking settings and not mess with it too much... just so its going to be stable and I get the bulk of the upgrade in performance I could get. My parts should be here in a day or two. Thanks for your help in advance!

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($168.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Crucial M500 480GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($725.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.42 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($21.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.58 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($20.58 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($184.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($148.48 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($263.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($263.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($263.98 @ Best Buy)
Other: 3x Dual LCD Monitor Desk Stand/Mount Free Standing, Holds Vertical 2 Screens up to 27" ~ (by VIVO) ($218.97)
Total: $3175.91
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February 4, 2014 6:16:39 PM

well i cant go over 4.4 but right now i have it at 4.3 @1.19 volts and stable
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February 4, 2014 6:20:10 PM

Thanks for your note masmotors, I was reading 4.4 is pretty common maybe I'll go just under. What settings would I select in the bios? ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard that's my board by the way. Anyone have both the same chip and board?
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February 4, 2014 9:34:24 PM

What settings would you try first? Thanks!
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February 4, 2014 10:07:28 PM

You should never, ever try to copy someone else's settings.

Every chip is totally different, and overclocks in a slightly different manner.

Like the guide says, you should ALWAYS start from stock, increasing the frequency slightly till you get to the point of instability, then increasing voltage slightly until you're stable again.
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