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Overclocking the 3770k - Heelp

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May 30, 2012 1:24:20 AM

How would I go about doing this? I've never over clocked before and I built my PC myself :D 

What voltage would I need and what is the max I can do without it overheating to the extent of it being bad over a long period of time. I don't want that :p 

My specs:

i7 3770k
Gigabyte 2GB GTX 670
RAM 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP
WD 1TB 7200RPM HDD
Noctua NH-D14 Double Air Cooling Fan
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard
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May 30, 2012 1:34:20 AM

All you need to do to get a 4.0 or 4.1 GHz overclock is adjust the CPU multiplier to 40 or 41. No voltage changes required.
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May 30, 2012 1:36:28 AM

Intel's auto voltage will give you more voltage than is needed so your two options are: manual voltage, or offset voltage with LCC.

Best to find a good voltage by setting manually, then try to hit that target with offset. The advantage of offset is your voltage can drop when your cpu idles.
May 30, 2012 1:39:11 AM

abekl said:
All you need to do to get a 4.0 or 4.1 GHz overclock is adjust the CPU multiplier to 40 or 41. No voltage changes required.


Sure, and it will go a lot higher than that. But it won't be at stock voltage, auto voltage will increase voltage beyond what is needed.
May 30, 2012 1:45:58 AM

Guys, how am I doing this - through the BIOS?

Are there any certain values? Also what temperature could I expect to see my CPU at, when playing BF3 in ULTRA when my 3770k is OC'd to 4.5GHz?
May 30, 2012 1:53:11 AM

jediarron said:
Guys, how am I doing this - through the BIOS?




Yes

jediarron said:
Are there any certain values?



Yes, but I don't know them. I have a 2500k. Time to google.

Oh, get the program Core Temp, too.
May 31, 2012 4:00:44 AM

erunion said:
Yes



Yes, but I don't know them. I have a 2500k. Time to google.

Oh, get the program Core Temp, too.


I downloaded it

*scratches head*

What would be my next course of action?
May 31, 2012 6:46:12 AM

That program, and the other two I listed earlier are for monitoring/testing.

The link I included explains the basics of overclocking, the voltages for your specific cpu you will have to either trial and error or find online.

Here is the guide again
http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/39184-p67-s...
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