Asrock Extreme4 Gen3

Just done a new build with this board

It has overclocking otions

tubo50 and then and or an option to push to 4.00 4.20 etc

I have the intel stock cooler (i know dont hurt me lol) and done some stress testing for a few mins. Obviously the cooling is not good enough but i can get the full overclock and at 4.2 the system is stable with the stock cooler. My paranoia wont let me run at this speed with the intel heat sink. My question is with good cooling is this ULTIMATE N00Bs way of overclocking any good. I know a lot will say its best to do it yourself, but just for a minute how good a overclock is this.

PS Why do i have two options turno50 and then just the others (4.00 4.20 4.40 etc) if that makes sense, nice one.
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  1. I would only overclock manually. Also, with the stock cooler, you are gonna run into heating issues real fast!
  2. Yeah i been using real temp and with the stock cooler even 30 percent load at 4.2 hits tj max after a bit. 4.00 and with prime 95 she is stable but i will run at stock till i get better cooling nice one.
  3. TJ MAX?! That is 90 something C! That is far past the safe temp! The safe temp is 72.6C on that CPU! I would go down to stock until you have a better cooler.
  4. I have the same board. Anyways read this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266189-29-sandy-bridge-series-ocing-cores-guide Don't be a cheapo and run with the stock cooler, you are going to kill your 200-300 dollar processor. Buy a hyper 212 and get it over with.
  5. Is the max not 92 ? 72 is the central temp

    tCase = TEMPERATURE in the center of the IHS. The only way to accurately get this is to drill a hole into the center of the CPU's IHS and drop a diode.

    TjMax = Max CPU Temperature.
  6. The TJMAX is the maximum temp before the CPU has to turn off. TCase is the maximum safe temp.
  7. oh my tj max is about 15 so dont worry lol
  8. so 72 is the safe limit ? dam now i see why the stock cooler is so hated
  9. amuffin said:
    I have the same board. Anyways read this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266189-29-sandy-bridge-series-ocing-cores-guide Don't be a cheapo and run with the stock cooler, you are going to kill your 200-300 dollar processor. Buy a hyper 212 and get it over with.


    Whats your setup
  10. Hit more info under my user name, then hit member configuration.
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