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So im looking to OC to 4.5ghz and im to understand this can be achieved by simple means and the guides i have read so far are a bit TOO much for a first time OC'er. eventually ill learn it all but im mostly scared to do anything crazy so whats the best way to get 4.5ghz without doing anything crazy

and please speak in easy to understand lingo to the not so computer oc savy
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For that OC you should be able to set the multiplier and the voltage will automatically adjust.
    
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so my reading so far is that you have a CPU freq that reaches a number

say the freq is 400 then 100x4 or 2x200 are all multipliers that work and i need to find the best one that gives my cpu the best ghz?

then they were like if it isnt stable then it MIGHT be stable if you adjust the vRMM which is what vid ram?

i wish these guides had more pictures and didnt go off on rants about other things...
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I'm guessing you have found this guide? If you have what is confusing?

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html

If not read that over and see if it makes more sense
    
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i have not seen that guide no
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Recommended BIOS: 0708 (assuming you have a B3 board). The BIOS the B3 boards shipped with was garbage.

Everyone so far has reported a slightly higher OC's or the same OC at lower voltage after updating from 0404. Plus the update allows you to enable PLL, and lets you see SPD for each installed DIMM from the BIOS.

The major thing to note about this board is that there is no way to directly set the vcore. Vcore appears to be determined from a combination of your chips native VID, the value and sign of the CPU Offset Voltage, and the Additional Turbo Voltage (ATV) setting under the CPU Power Management Menu.


thats so confusing to someone who has no clue what to do

i JUST learned how to put a PC together
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Perhaps you should not OC yet and read more and more before you go at it. There is also a link in the 24/7 stable thread to a Sandy Bridge guide for noobies. (I'm a noobie as well so don't feel attacked pls). One can potentially kill a CPU by doing it wrong so if you don't feel up for it, then don't.

It's not that people here don't want to help. But you have to read up and get familiar with some stuff as well.
 
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Set the CPU multiplier to 45x, increase the LLC level to high or Ultra high, use Prime95 Blend to test stability. Ideal for 12 hours +. If you get BSOD, you increase Offset until it passes Prime95 Blend.

And use Real Temp to monitor temps.

Sandybridge is really easy to overclock.
    
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so my reading so far is that you have a CPU freq that reaches a number

say the freq is 400 then 100x4 or 2x200 are all multipliers that work and i need to find the best one that gives my cpu the best ghz?

then they were like if it isnt stable then it MIGHT be stable if you adjust the vRMM which is what vid ram?

i wish these guides had more pictures and didnt go off on rants about other things...
Don't change the baseclock with a Sandy Bridge - only the multiplier and voltage.
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post #10 of 12
Wait, you're not using the stock cooler are you? You'll need at least something like a Hyper 212 for 4.5GHz (well, the stock cooler would probably work but temps will be higher than comfortable for me). Once you have proper cooling you should be able to hit 4.5GHz with anywhere from 1.25v-1.35v depending on your chip...
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