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First time overclocker

Last response: in Overclocking
September 27, 2012 12:29:48 PM

Hi all,

I have installed my ASUS p8Z77-V motherboard with my i7-3770k and really pleased with it all so far. At stock setting my processor reaches about 3.7 GHz at full load. I have a cooler master 612S and again at stock setting and max cpu load, the max temps are below 58 degC. I have two 120mm fans attached for a push-pull configuration.

Now I would like to do some overclocking but this is my first time overclocking and here are some specific points to note:

1) I need reliable and stable overclocking as I run my processor 24/7 at constant full 100% load running numerical analysis. I would like to overclock to a high level, at least 4.2 GHz, but more would be nice. But bare in mind that the main priority is stablity, safety and reliability as I to plan to run at max load constantly for long periods of time.

2) I often switch between having hyperthreading on and off as my numerical analysis is quicker wih HT turned off, but when I am doing video editing and image processing I switch HT on in the BIOS for increased processing performance. How does this effect my overclocking? Would I need to have different overclock settings when HT is on and when HT is off? Is it possible to turn HT on and off from within the operating system?

3) I sometimes have to access my PC remotely, so this may limit my ability to make changes from the BIOS.

I understand from reading up and also watching the cool videos with JJ and others from ASUS overclocking that there are a few options available:
a) Overclocking manual and auto from BIOS
b) Overclocking via TPU switch
c) Overclocking via AI Suite II in Windows 7.
Which would be the most suitable and recommended in my case?

Based on all of this, what would be your suggestions, recomendations and feedback.

Thanks, I look forward to hearing from the community.

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September 27, 2012 5:23:47 PM

Your probably right, it might be safer to leave things as they are.. its just so tempting to get increased performance when I know its there waiting to be unleashed ;) 
a b K Overclocking
September 27, 2012 6:20:27 PM

If you want to overclock 24-7 then you shouldn't be switching hyperthreading on and off if you want to do it heres a guide ASUS RAJA left for tuning. Havent read it myself but others said it was useful. More guides: -- VERY thorough. If youre serious about OCing id probably read this. -- Essential;s guide explaining OCing and such good luck!