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Z77 PRO 3 Overclocking Capabilities

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December 27, 2012 2:02:53 PM

I've recently bought an Asrock Z77 PRO 3 motherboard for my i5-3570k, and I've read that the 4+1 phase of the PRO 3 is not good for overclocking. I'm only aiming to overclock up to 4.2 GHz with an H80.

So, should I get a new mobo (Extreme 4), or just stick to PRO 3?

Here are my specs:
i5-3570K
ASRock Z77 Pro 3
ICEQ2X HD 7950
8GB of Corsair Vengeance ram @ 1600Mhz
Seasonic S???? 620 watts
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a b K Overclocking
December 30, 2012 4:30:32 PM

power phases are irrelevant until you go beyond 4.6ghz.

and you shouldnt have gotten the h80 when you are only overclocking to 4.2ghz, something that can be easily achieved by a 30 dollar hyper 212 evo heatsink.

you will easily attain 4.2ghz. i dont think a voltage increase is needed. for my chip, i even decreased the stock voltage. but try it out first
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