I5 3570k @ 4.2ghz

my specs:
i5 3570k, asrock z77 extreme4, and a cooler master 212 evo

I'd like to OC to 4.2ghz. What would be the easiest, most stable way to do this?
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  1. The easiest overclock would just be to use the 3.8 GHz turbo mode. To get 4.2 GHz, you'll need to watch a few tutorials on youtube to find a decent range for voltages. Then you'll need to test your overclock in prime95 for a while to make sure everything is stable. There is no easy way around this, unless you want to risk damaging your components. You'll also need to monitor temps. Anything under 65 C is typically safe. Most people usually don't like when temps exceed 70 C.
  2. DeusAres said:
    The easiest overclock would just be to use the 3.8 GHz turbo mode. To get 4.2 GHz, you'll need to watch a few tutorials on youtube to find a decent range for voltages. Then you'll need to test your overclock in prime95 for a while to make sure everything is stable. There is no easy way around this, unless you want to risk damaging your components. You'll also need to monitor temps. Anything under 65 C is typically safe. Most people usually don't like when temps exceed 70 C.



    Intel has stated the CPU can take 105C as a max...
  3. Enter UEFI Bios
    Change CPU Turbo Multipliers to 42
    Save and Reboot
  4. Graphite946 said:
    Intel has stated the CPU can take 105C as a max...

    For 24/7 use as far as gaming and what not goes...that wouldn't be a good idea. Excessive heat degrades computer components over time. If you got the money to burn feel free to shoot for those temps...I on the other hand respect my investments... :heink:
  5. Don't put words in my mouth, I only stated intel has said the CPU can take 105C.
  6. DeusAres said:
    For 24/7 use as far as gaming and what not goes...that wouldn't be a good idea. Excessive heat degrades computer components over time. If you got the money to burn feel free to shoot for those temps...I on the other hand respect my investments... :heink:



    Technology isnt an investment
  7. Lucem Ferre said:
    Technology isnt an investment

    Technology is more than an investment when you're using it for work and to make a profit. Gotta love s*** heads trying to be unnecessarily confrontational.
  8. Graphite946 said:
    Don't put words in my mouth, I only stated intel has said the CPU can take 105C.

    I didn't put words in your mouth. You're the one over there giving out unnecessary and irrelevant information. This is a forum for helping people; not confrontation and debating nonsense. He asked for a reasonable, stable, and safe overclock.
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