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I have a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3, and have no idea how to overclock it to 4.5 mhz. I've tried guides all over the internet and on this forum, but can't find anything to work/specific enough. Any help would be great
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post #2 of 8
My guess is that you need to read more.
If you can't do it with the guides here on OCN then you not ready to do it.

Take your time, man!
No hurry and you'll get through with knowledge and without bricking anything.
post #3 of 8
Well what exactly have to tried so far?
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First, go to your User CP and fill your system in so we know what you're working with.
    
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Hey guys, updated it, and i've been reading for the past month and haven't gotten results. I've tried going into BIOS, switching the core multiplier to 45x and adjusting voltages, but I get lots of crashes. I don't have a vcore, just a dynamic vcore.
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I5 2500k Gigabyte GA-Z68-D3-B3 EVGA GTX 570 SC @ 900/2000 1.088 8 GB Corsair XMS 1600 mhz with heat spreader 
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bump?
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post #7 of 8
Here is a list of things that you should check when overclocking (I'm not familiar with your exact board, so bear with me).

Multiplier = 45x
BCLK = 100.0
Vcore/Dynamic VCore = If you're just going for 4.5Ghz, you can leave it at auto.

Now, this is where I'm not sure, because I don't have your motherboard. However, there should be some options that let you do the following:

1. There should be a setting (read the short descriptions in the manual or in the BIOS itself) that lets you allow the MoBo to give the CPU up to 110% power. By default it is set at 100%, but change it to 110%.

2. Change your VRM frequency to 350.

3. Make sure your PLL overvolt (or whatever that setting is called that lets the CPU clock down when idling) is enabled.

Try the above and post back results. I wish I could help you more, but I use an ASUS board and the bios is different :x
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post #8 of 8

Please start at a lower overclock, check the temps and volts during each stress test. If you just jump to a high overclock, you might damage your rig. That said, after a 10 second search, I came up with this:

Here's a guy on Youtube

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