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First time overclocking, guide to help?

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So I know this has been asked before (probably hundreds of times), but I'm a little nervous about this and wanted my own responses for piece of mind.

Since I have nothing else to do tonight (and this weekend) I've decided to finally overclock my 2600k. I'm only looking for 4.5-4.6 GHz (nothing too extreme) and am wondering if you guys know any good guides to follow for an Asus P8P67 Pro board.

Also, can I go right to 4.5 GHz or should I start at around 4-4.2 and work my way up from there? I'm hoping to hit 4.5 with no more than 1.35v, is that reasonable?

Thanks everyone.
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...uide-p67a.html

That's probably what your looking for
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Thanks BlackandDecker. Time to start reading!
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Prime 95 blending right now @ 4.2GHz and 1.2v

35 minutes in (planning on letting it run 1-1.5 hrs, that enough?) and seems to be fine. Max temps are 55-57-58-55.
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Prime 95 blending right now @ 4.2GHz and 1.2v

35 minutes in (planning on letting it run 1-1.5 hrs, that enough?) and seems to be fine. Max temps are 55-57-58-55.
Just run Linx, it will be faster than Prime95 and is more likely to give an error. In all honesty, you probably wouldn't even need to stress test at 4.2GHz. I've seen people hit 4.5 on their stock VID. Sandy Bridge takes the fun and difficulty out of overclocking.
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Just run Linx, it will be faster than Prime95 and is more likely to give an error. In all honesty, you probably wouldn't even need to stress test at 4.2GHz. I've seen people hit 4.5 on their stock VID. Sandy Bridge takes the fun and difficulty out of overclocking.

Thanks Prox, I'll try that too.

4.2GHz worked fine @ 1.2v. Tried 4.5 @ 1.25v and it booted to the desktop than blue screened 5 seconds later so I bumped the voltage to 1.28 and its working now. 45 minutes into Prime and looking good. Max temps so far 63-66-68-63.

I'll probably keep it @ 4.5 as long as it stays stable for a few more hours. I only have a single fan MUX-120 for cooling and even though I have an air-conditioner its starting to get warm here (especially since I live in a 3rd floor apartment where it got up to 105 F last summer, a good 8-10 degrees above outside).
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