So I'm quite new to overclocking. I currently have my i5 3570k running at 4 GHz with a voltage of 1.15 V. I'm planning on doing a 4.5GHz overclock (cooled by a CM Hyper 212 EVO). One of my questions is regarding voltage. What voltage shouldn't I exceed with an Ivy Bridge CPU?
Also, I have the load line calibration set to level 5 on my motherboard (ASRock Z77 Extreme 4), yet I still see some drops in voltage. According to CPU-Z the usual voltage is 1.136 V it idle. If I run Intel Burn Test or any form of stress testing I see the voltage dropping to 1.08 V. Is this normal or have I somehow configured LLC the wrong way around or something?
I'm also aware Ivy Bridge CPUs doesn't overclock as efficiently as Sandy Bridge ones, but I had no choice really. There were no local stores that were stocking 2500Ks any more (I live in Australia).
Alright, thanks. That guide looks very helpful and detailed. By the way I found myself BSoDing at boot with the voltage set to 1.24, 1.25 and 1.26 though, prior to starting this thread. Hopefully that ASRock guide will help me get it correct.