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post #1 of 11
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Hi, Ive been researching a new build to overclock, but it is very new to me.

Heres my Build:

CPU: i7 2600k 3.4
MOTHERBOARD: Asus p8z68 v pro
COOLER: Antec Kuhler H2o 620
GPU: EVGA GTX 580 Super Clocked
RAM: 2x 4GB G Skillz Ripjaws X Series 1600
HARDDRIVE: Corsair 128GB SSD
PSU: Corsair AX750 Pro
CASE: Coolermaster HAF 920

After my first boot without touching the BIO's I am getting a CPU temp of 30-34C with no load.

And when I use prime95 for stress testing (8 threads):

I am getting around 54-61C.

Does this sound right? if so I would like to try to overclock.

(Both side panels are off the case if that makes a difference)


Please let me know

Thanks!
-Billy
post #2 of 11
Sounds good to me! I don't have one but pretty sure i7's are hot chips!
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Seems about right. I got ~5-10C lower on load when I first put in my water cooling. I almost stained my underwear, right up until I realized my motherboard had reset clocks...
post #4 of 11
Any one of these guides should help you get familiar with the bios settings:


P67 Sandy Bridge Overclocking Guide For Beginners ASUS Mobo

The ULTIMATE Sandy Bridge OC Guide (Gigabyte Mobo - Awesome thread, special thanks to sin)

Official ASUS P8P67 Series Overclocking Guide and Information JJ @ ASUS

P67/Z68 BIOS Guide - BASIC~Intermediate Overclocking Raja @ ASUS

MSI P67 Overclocking Guide Great Read for MSI users.

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post #5 of 11
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Thanks for the links and the warm welcome!

Im having trouble updating my bios. Ive tried running the ASUS bios update utility but every time I try and run it I get an error saying that it wont run on my Windows 7 64bit platform. Im positive I downloaded the 64 bit version. Any Ideas?

Thanks
-Billy
post #6 of 11
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I was able to update it using the ASUS Updater on the cd it came with after finishing all my windows 7 updates
post #7 of 11
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I was able to OC to 4ghz at 1.2 Voltage around 56c.

I tried the next section of the documentation to try and get to 4.5ghz, but I kept getting the blue screen of death.

Whats a good voltage and temp to shoot for?

Thanks
post #8 of 11
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any help please?

Thanks
post #9 of 11
Just keep going to increase the vcore in small steps.

Can you post the BSOD error name and stop-codes (hexadecimal code)you get? These would typically look like...

0x00000124
0x00000009

The above stop codes are a good indication if you need to increase the vcore voltage. It is hard to tell which voltage exactly will work for you, since each chip is going to react differently to the same voltage, but I think 1.3 to 1.35V should get you stable at 4.5 GHz.
Edited by ebo99 - 8/18/11 at 12:24pm
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post #10 of 11
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Hi, Ive tried 1.3 - 1.35, but now it just loads the windows 7 logo than freezes for a bit and restarts. No error codes
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