Seems that there is no reply.
So, I thought I might change the topic a little bit..
As I was saying, I have just completed my first build a few days ago.
I'm totally new to overclocking,
but I would really like to give it a shot.
I'm not looking to push my CPU to its limits or set new records whatsoever,
but just for some improvement in speed and performance.
I'm looking at maybe 4.5Ghz, then I'll be satisfied (well, for now.. ).
I found some guides to some overclock settings online,
but they seem far too confusing and complicated to me.
I found some screen captures of other OC er's settings using the same CPU and Asrock boards,
unfortunately they were using the older UEFI.
Some names and terms have changed, and I wasn't able to follow their settings,
because I couldn't match the titles.
I read something online that said one simplest way to OC is to simply change the multiplier,
set everything else to AUTO, and let the board do the rest.
Is it possible for me to OC this way, as all I'm looking for is 4.5Ghz?
anyways, I tried setting just the multiplier to 40 (trying 42 now)
everything else by default settings.
im worried about the CPU temperature
at 40x I got max 69degress,
now running test on 42x, max so far is 67.
is this too high? or is it normal? CPU vcore is at 1.26.
amuffin: yes, Z77. Is there a specific kind or brand of compound that's better?
americanbrian: I live in Macau, next to Hong Kong. The whether's getting pretty warm now, and it's quite humid in the summers. Temperature gets to around 30 degrees Celsius. But I always have the air con on at 24 degrees, if that even helps.