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i7 4770k newbie safe overclocking to 4.5 Ghz

My build is the following:
Intel i7 4770k CPU /w Cooler Master Seidon 240M CLC
ASUS Maximus VI Hero Motherboard
EVGA GTX 760 SC ACX Cooling 2gb GPU
Samsung 840 SSD 120gbs/WD Black HDD 1tb
Cooler Master M2 720w Silent Pro PSU
Thermaltake Urban s31 Chassis /w CM Jetflo 120 fans.
I'd like to achieve a stable OC @ 4.5 Ghz, with less than 1.3v core. What method should I use to overclock, BIOS or Software? what software to use in the stress tests, temps monitoring?. BIOS Asus optimal settings pumped the cpu to 4.6 Ghz but with a lot of unstabilities. ROG 4-way optimization set it to 4.2 Ghz but the system overall became quite sluggish.
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  1. It's better to overclock through the BIOS.

    Just move the multiplier to whatever would make it to 4.5ghz. and set the voltage to 1.3. Check temps and everything. If its stable, back off on the voltage. Stress test with prime95.
  2. You might want to read this: Intel Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temperature-guide.html

    There's a section on overclocking and Vcore.

    CT :sol:
  3. CompuTronix said:
    You might want to read this: Intel Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temperature-guide.html

    There's a section on overclocking and Vcore.

    CT :sol:

    So I am guesing, set multplier to x45 and a v core of 1.30v, then work backwards to the lowest stable v core?
    Anything else I have to tweak in the BIOS of that particular mobo? What about the RAM speed?
  4. dont worry about ram speeds if you're using the multiplier.
  5. Best answer
    Try these Overclocking Guides:

    How to Overclock an Intel 4770K Guide - http://www.overclockersclub.com/guides/overclock_intel_...

    3 Step Guide to Overclock Your i7 / i5 Haswell Platform - http://www.overclockers.com/3step-guide-to-overclock-in...

    Intel Haswell Overclocking Clubhouse - http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/intel-haswell...

    CT :sol:
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