I very recently bought a Asus P8Z68 Deluxe (not GEN3) motherboard and Intel i5-2500K, upgrading from a Asus P5Q Deluxe. I'm really excited to get this rig up and running, and back into a usable form for gaming and media editing, and, of course, some overclocking!
My last rig (P5Q Deluxe and Intel Q9550) was overclocked to ~3.2GHz. That was pretty easy using the P5Q - just up the FSB. By no means was it a fast overclock, but it was simple - the voltage was on auto, and I could still use the EPU to save power.
I am looking to do something similar with my 2500k and p8z68 deluxe, but this board, and it's dizzying array of options, it nothing like my old p5q! I have searched around the internet and read what i could on how to overclock, and what the different options mean and do, but I still don't feel comfortable playing around with them.
My main goal is to overclock to a modest 3.8GHz range (with a higher turbo), but I don't want to fiddle around with static voltages - I would like to keep the power saving features active, mainly the EPU. All of the guides to overclocking with this combo use a non-auto voltage for the CPU. I would like to just up the multiplier, and compensate with a voltage offset. I'm just not comfortable doing this on my own yet.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated! (and sorry for the long intro)