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In need of a good i5 3570k OC'ing guide

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  • Intel i5
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October 23, 2012 6:01:27 PM

Hello guys, today i built my first very own PC. It took me 5 hours.. but hey :)  It was a great achievement once i finished it :)  went through some hurdles but nothing i couldn't manage to find the problem to :) 

The specs i went for were

Asrock z77 extreme 4
8GB DDR3 G-SKILL RipJaws 1600MHz
Western Digital 500GB SATA III HDD
CiT Mid Vantage Gaming case (Quite impressed with this for the price, case is ridiculously cool, has 4 built in fans :) )
Radeon 7870

So.. i am looking to overclock my i5. I currently have the stock cooler so i don't want to do a super OC. Around 4.0-4.2 would be fine, until i get some more knowledge about OC'ing and buy a better cooler. I have done some research and know a bit about OC'ing and that you have to change the voltage etc.. but how do you know how fast the voltage cranks up the CPU.

A little insight would be lovely :)  Thanks guys

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October 23, 2012 6:45:17 PM

Just curious; why do you want to overclock that? What do you need that for?
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October 23, 2012 7:22:58 PM

All I can say is: "WATCH THE TEMPS!!" The stock cooler is useless! When I overclocked mine with the stock cooler I was hitting high 80's/90's! Also for 4.0 GHz I don't think you need to touch the voltage just bump up the CPU multiplier :) 

Oh, and well done on building your first pc! It's a great feeling when it's done! ;)