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New to OC'ing. Some basic help would be greatly appreciated

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Hi everyone,

So the title says it all. I just got my first computer built and I want to play around with overclocking. I've been doing reading all day but I'm kinda confused about some things. Bear with me but I really wanna do this right and learn from the experience.

My computer
i7 2600k @ 4.5GHz
GTX570 SC
8GB Corsair RAM Vengeance
2TB WD Hard Drive
GIGABYTE P67A-UD5-B3 Motherboard
Windows 7 64 bit

Some BIOS settings I have used for OC
Internal CPU PLL Overvoltage -> Enabled
Multi-Step Load Line -> Disabled
CPU Vcore - >1.356V idle/ 1.308V on load

I want scaling OC (i.e. I don't want it to be on 24/7 but speed up when I need it)
so I didn't use the Core Multiplier but rather the 4 Turbo Multipliers
set at:

Core 0 - 45
Core 1 - 45
Core 2 - 45
Core 3 - 45

All set so I can get a 4.5 GHz OC.

Also...

- I turned off EIST
- I turned off C1E

After I've done my first attempt at OC'ing, I ran IntelBurn at 8 threads for 10 runs, at MAXIMUM settings and got a successful stable run with temps @ 100% load averaging 64 C.

However, from my understanding, have EIST and C1E off keeps my CPU running at 4.5GHz all the time. I would much rather want the power saving feature of SpeedStep so the CPU speed adjusts itself with the load. So I turned on both EIST and C1E, ran the same settings on IntelBurn and my computer crashed. :/

so here are my questions:

- Is the 1.356V too high for a 4.5 OC running idle?
- What should I do about the EIST/C1E issue I explained above? Is there a way to run power saving features while having a 4.5 OC (I just want to maintain the life expectancy of my CPU; i dont wanna run it on high if there is no need for it)
- When I run IntelBurn, I set the setting to MAXIMUM but once I start the test, the RAM decreases to only about 1.1GB (I have 8GB installed in my PC). Is something wrong?
- Is 64 degrees celcius an acceptable temperature when under load of IntelBurn MAXIMUM settings?

So if you've actually read this far, I really appreciate it. I really hope someone can help me out cuz I find it really interesting to learn more and more about computers (like I said, I'm new to computers).

Thanks.
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