I just set up my new i7 2600k and ASRock Z68 Extreme system a couple weeks ago. Overall, the system is killer. I have Windows 7 64bit installed on a 64GB SSD drive. The software I use for work is a finite element analysis software that heavily utilizes CPU resources. I figured I would overclock the 2600k mildly to decrease the amount of time it takes to run reports. I am new to overclocking, and haven't done it before, so I figured the 2600k was a good place to start as it is simple to OC. I disabled spread spectrum and left everything else on auto, and increased the multiplier to 44x. I've run Intel Burn it in and Prime95 and it seems stable for all of them. Is it really possible to hit 4.4GHz with everything on auto like that? Or do I need to run the benchmarks longer? (I ususally run them 15 minutes at a time, max temperature is around 60degC with Corsair H50 cooling). Let me know, thanks for the help.
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7/19/11 at 7:49am