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First OC. Confused with Offset.

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June 6, 2012 9:43:33 PM

Okay, I apologise in advance for my lack of knowledge, but I do plan on learning as much as i can about computer hardware, but for the moment, I'm a complete noob.

I have a new computer setup and I want to OC it. the specs are as follows -

i7 2600k 3.4ghz @ 4.3ghz
Asus P8Z68-V LX mobo
Asus 560 ti 448 @880mhz
8GB G.Skill Ram 1600mhz
Corsair H60 cooler
60GB SSD

So, I am going to be doing plenty of video editing and therefore want my computer to be as quick as it can be, within reason of course as I can't afford to buy new bits regularly. I have changed the multiplier in the bios to 43 x 100, I switched off Turbo Mode (which then blacked it out as 'Enabled') and I have set a CPU offset voltage off '-0.010'.

The below pictures are from CPU-Z idle and running under load (Prime95). I have read that 1.3V is pretty high for a 4.3ghz OC, so do I just continue increasing the minus offset in 0.005 increments until at the lowest possible stable voltage?

Any advice would be appreciated.



EDIT: I have now overclocked to 4.4ghz. CPU-Z reads around 1.3V under Prime95 load with temps in upper 20c's and mid 60c's when under load. CPU-Z shows voltage jumping around while idle between 0.8v and 1.0v.

I want a lower voltage than 1.3 for a 4.4 OC, but without dropping the idle voltage really low, how do I do this?

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a c 110 K Overclocking
June 6, 2012 9:49:58 PM

I ran a -.045 offset for 4.1 on my 2500K, so I'd say you're safe to go as far as you can to be stable. -.045 gave me 1.200V, but because of the way offsets work, it'll be different for you.
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