How to Overclock my Processor?

Hi, sorry if I seem noobish, but I'm wondering how do I overclock my Processor

i5 2500k Sandy Bridge 3.3 Ghz Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

AsRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


I think I will be using the ASUS P8P67 Pro program to OC

Any ideas? :??:
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  1. your best bet is to OC in the BIOS to me it just seems silly to use a program...here is two different overclocking guides for your type of cpu hope they help

    http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/04/3-step-overclocking-guide-%E2%80%93-sandy-bridge-v0-1beta/

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/sandy-ivy-bridge-complete-overclocking-guide-asrock-edition


    edit: the second one is better

    get familiar with the basics and if you have any specific questions after trying to figure it out let us know
  2. drums101 said:
    your best bet is to OC in the BIOS to me it just seems silly to use a program...here is two different overclocking guides for your type of cpu hope they help

    http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01/04/3-step-overclocking-guide-%E2%80%93-sandy-bridge-v0-1beta/

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/sandy-ivy-bridge-complete-overclocking-guide-asrock-edition


    edit: the second one is better

    get familiar with the basics and if you have any specific questions after trying to figure it out let us know



    click first link and read it... came back, about to click second link... see "the second one is better"

    trhows first to the air and curse, proceed to read :)


    aaaaand to make this slightly less useless:

    i timed some tasks with my stock and overclocked i5-3570k:
    - converting a movie trailer (0:2:02). this uses all 4 cores.
    from
    Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)
    Resolution: 1920x816
    Frame rate: 23.976023
    Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
    Sample rate: 48000 Hz
    -to:
    Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)
    Resolution: 960x408
    Frame rate: 23.976023
    Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a)
    Sample rate: 44100 Hz

    - compiling freecad for 5min30sec. this uses only one core.
    (I know the usual test is to time the full compile, but that crap takes hours, so i just stop there and see the progress :)

    - no games
    games are for children... and people that can spend money on a video card. not my case :(

    also i get bored easy, so i'm browsing while i do those tests.

    ===
    stock: (34x, with stock intel turbo enabled --raise multiplier when only one core is being used)
    - movie conv: took me exactly 37sec.
    - compiling freecad: 25%
    avr temp: 30C

    ===
    overcloked as: 40x on one and two cores, 37x on 3 cores, 36x on all 4 cores used.
    no voltage changes whatsoever (in fact, i removed the voltage settings from AUTO to fixed stock specs)
    - movie: same 37sec (4 cores were used, and linux CPU governor decided to leave them all at 1.6Ghz)
    - compiling: 27%
    avr temp: 33C


    ===
    same as above, but with the cpu governor changed from "ondemand" to "performance"... basically "always full freq. linux was being too damn conservative.
    - movie: 34sec
    avr temp: 29C
    (i explain the higher freq and lower temp because i set fan speed to 'silent' so it was spinning faster this time? no idea...)

    - compiling: 30%!
    avr temp: 40C on the used core, 32C all others.


    ===
    overclocked as full time 42x:
    - movie: 39sec with cpu on demand, 25sec with cpu always max.
    avr temp: 30C

    -compiling: 31%
    avr temp: 32C on two cores, 29C on the other two.

    ===

    and i have no idea what to make of those values :) make no sense at all. maybe i need more rigor.
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