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 )
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.
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!