Im new in over clocking and need help

i want to over clock my cpu but i dont know how.


My specs:

i7 3770k

asus p8z77 v-pro

g.skill ares 16 gb ( 8x2)

asus gtx 680 direct cu II top

cooler master 650w gx psu

cooler master x6 fan.

I want to what is the safe & stable over clocking for my pc with the specs i mentioned.
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  1. You must read some articles on overclocking, decide what you want to achieve and go from there. This is not something most of us can give you a formula for. It is a matter of trying till you get what you want (or don't want)
  2. There are a few stickys at the top of this forum that will give you an idea of how to go about overclocking your cpu.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274821-29-sandy-bridge-series-overclocking-cores-guide

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259903-29-overclocking-benchmarking-guides

    Overclocking is a time consuming tedious process that will require a lot of patience from you and the end result is a stable overclocked cpu that will add a performance increase to your Pc. The more you read and look up different sources of info will just add to your experience and make the process easier and easier.
  3. inzone said:
    There are a few stickys at the top of this forum that will give you an idea of how to go about overclocking your cpu.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274821-29-sandy-bridge-series-overclocking-cores-guide

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265056-29-2600k-2500k-overclocking-guide

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259903-29-overclocking-benchmarking-guides

    Overclocking is a time consuming tedious process that will require a lot of patience from you and the end result is a stable overclocked cpu that will add a performance increase to your Pc. The more you read and look up different sources of info will just add to your experience and make the process easier and easier.



    I dont understand anything from those links,do u know easier ways or you can give me another links for OC guide?
  4. Well a couple things before you start.

    Whats your goal, running benchmarks, playing games, video editing, audio encoding, etc.?

    What cooler do you have for your cpu (air/water)?
  5. Overclocking step-by-step

    1. Use quality components

    A decent motherboard and RAM are the foundations of easy overclocking. Without access to the right settings, there's little chance of getting a decent overclock going. Without access to the right kit, you won't get the settings.

    2. Keep everything cool

    A heavy-duty cooler offers quieter running than stock coolers. One with a sturdy heatpiped copper base and 120mm fan is going to provide more efficient cooling than the standard block type.

    3. Apply thermal paste

    Remember, a good application of thermal paste is essential to help your cooling efforts. I've found that we get the best results by applying an tiny amount initially, spreading this around with the heatsink itself, then removing and cleaning the majority from just the cooler.

    4. Consider water-cooling

    You could, if you're looking to take your processor a long way, treat yourself to water-cooling like CoolIT's ECO ALC. These modern self-contained units are easy to use, run quieter than a lot of fans, and are covered by some all-encompassing warranties for peace of mind.

    5. Grab some benchmarks

    Seeing the difference is pretty important; you'll want to get hold of something you can run before and after overclocking. Many people use games like Far Cry 2 and Crysis, which include built-in benchmarks, or you could try Cinebench x264, a dedicated benchmark tool.

    6. Get official tools

    Intel's Desktop Control Center and AMD Overdrive are essential if you want to gain access to all your processor's features, although these will only really work with super high-end chips. You'll be stuck with the BIOS otherwise.
  6. The dirty work: Ready to take your processor up a notch? It's easy…

    1. Master the BIOS

    The preferred way to overclock your processor is to use the BIOS. The best overclocking boards provide a dedicated section to adjust the settings for the memory, processor and system bus, along with automatic settings, preset options and recovery.

    2. Bench then run

    Run your benchmarks to get the base numbers for your PC. Once done, reboot and hit [Delete] to enter the BIOS. The MSI P55-GD6 lists its main tweaking options in the Cell menu - 'Adjust CPU base frequency', 'Adjust CPU ratio' and 'CPU voltage' are the main ones.

    3. Multiplier boost

    The Core i7 870 CPU Ratio can be raised from 22 to 24, so that's an easy place to start. Save the changes and exit the BIOS, and then see if you can boot into Windows at the higher clockspeeds. If that appears to be working fine, reboot and go back into the BIOS.

    4. Base clock kick

    Raise the CPU Base Frequency by 10MHz, save the changes and boot Windows to check for stability. If all is fine, return to the BIOS to repeat the process until you can no longer boot. Try increasing the CPU Voltage by 0.1V and test to see if this improves things.

    5. Voltage tweak

    if you're still facing problems, either increase the voltage a bit more, or try dropping the multiplier and increasing the base clock to go faster. You may need several attempts to balance the three settings. Intel chips are fairly robust, but watch your voltage.

    6. Go third party

    Most motherboard manufacturers provide their own overclocking utilities. The ASUS effort offers up a decent automatic mode, although it does err on the side of caution a little too much. In this instance it stopped at 1.4v, with a maximum CPU speed of 3.4GHz.

    I hope u understand the process..

    Good luck!

    Cheers!
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