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post #1 of 18
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Hi everyone,

I'm about to receive my new hardware, been quite a while! Build is as follows

i7 2600k + Noctua NH-D14
Z68X-UD7-B3
8gb Ripjaws 1.5v
Gainward 580 3gb
Corsair TX850
Vertex3

I'm completely new to overclocking, although I have been trying to read up so will try not ask duplicate questions.

My main concern is with safety and what the risks are with overclocking, as if something popped I wouldn't be able to replace it, and a dead brand new system would be pretty horrific.

From what I've seen, you can get a 2600k in the 4.3-4.6 range without even trying. If I understand correctly, to do a humble 4.3 OC it can be as easy as upping the multiplier, but that leaving the core voltage on auto generally leaves to overcompensation, so manually setting the voltage is prefereable.

Depending on what's possible, I want to get started with 4.3 (or lower/higher) with stock voltage. If I understand correctly, this should be as simple as :
  • Multiplier to 43
  • Core Voltage manually set to 1.2v

Assuming this is correct, how safe would this type of OC be? Are there any long/short term risks? Basically I want to get as much performance as possible, without risking anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated !
post #2 of 18
Not sure if the UD7 supports offset voltage but if it does you could do that instead of manual voltage, but you have the right idea. If the voltage isn't stable you increase the increment by 1 value at a time.

I wouldn't go past 1.4v on air, the answers you'll get in regards to this will vary.

EDIT: Welcome to OCN, by the way :>
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Thanks for the welcome \\/

I hadn't heard of offset voltage before, so I'll look into that. I won't be going anywhere near 1.4v as I'm kinda paranoid as it is. So my plan is to get as high as I can on stock voltage.

Any idea of how safe would this type of OC would be? Are there any long/short term risks?
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Any idea of how safe would this type of OC would be? Are there any long/short term risks?
None.
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post #5 of 18
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Awesome <3

Thanks a lot for the help!
post #6 of 18
Yea you can leave voltage @Auto
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post #7 of 18
No don't leave voltage on auto... That will put it way too high. Just get CPU-Z and see your load vcore right now while running prime95 or something and try upping multiplier and setting the vcore to that number manually, stability test.
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post #8 of 18
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Well I've had my new rig for just under a week now, and I'm just about ready to start with a humble starter OC. Curiously, my default clock speed seems to be 3.5Ghz.

Anyway, BIOS shows my vcore as 1.250v, however cpu-z shows it as 1.056v - even with prime95 running, which kinda doesn't make sense. Would prime need to be running for a few hours in order to see the voltage change? I didn't check vcore when I did a run over night.

I assume, and correct me here if this isn't the case, like vdroop or C1E that's keeping the voltage low, but surely it should increase under prime95 ?

As I've said for my first attempt I'd like to see how high I can go on stock voltage, 4.3 would be awesome.

So I plan to,

Clock Ratio : 43x
C1E : Enabled - From what I've read this should be fine for stock voltage?
C3/C6 : Disable - Causes bsods
CPU Thermal Monitor : Disable - downclock/bsod I assume?
EIST : Enabled?
PPL Overvolt : Disabled
Turbo Boost: Disabled

Ram - Not sure if any changes are needed, I set 1600 the day I built and haven't touched it since then.

Anything I've missed or just got plain wrong?

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
post #9 of 18
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I decided what the hell, and jumped right in!

Clock Ratio : 40x
Core Voltage : 1.250v (As was displayed @ 3.4/Auto)
C3/C6 : Disable
Turbo Boost: Disabled


Everything else is enabled/default.

So far I've had an hour of prime95, tempreture peaked at 51'c, cpu-z still shows core voltage as 1.056v.

It's not much, but it's a start and my first OC!
post #10 of 18
There is no need to disable turbo boost, or the power saving C states.
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