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So I'm a real newb to this whole overclocking thing and I overclocked my CPU using Asus's AI Suite. When I turn on my computer I just open it up and move the multiplier up to 42 and I get 4.2 ghz. Well now its been acting weird and I'm not sure if this is a bug in CoreTemp or... well I don't know what else it could be because I really don't think I'm at 8 ghz. Can someone explain to me what this means? I'm not going to blow up my 2600k right? Temps are fine even with stock cooling, and this picture was taken while playing skyrim (ultra settings 5760x1920).

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And while I have you reading this thread, I'm interested in a new heatsync. I would like to get ~4.5 ghz and be able to run prime95 without overheating. I've been thinking about the h60 but I see lots of negative things said about it here.

Thanks for reading.
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I do not know how accurate AI Suite is, but the first thing I would recommend you do is not use software to overclock, and stick to the traditional BIOS. Overclocking in the BIOS ensures that you get the best voltages possible. Software sometimes gives you more voltage than you need, which will then result in more heat, or even instability if it provides LESS voltage than needed.
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Use your BIOS to apply settings and not unreliable software which can produce errors such as those. Imagine if your vCore was reported under what it was. You think its at 1.4v so you apply .1v, but in reality it's 1.5v and you just zapped it with 1.6v.
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Asus Ai suite is a piece of trash. Don't trust anything it shows,trust your BIOS.
    
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Hmm. Well I did the software overclock because it was easy. I knew it was probably too good to be true and I guess it is. I'll try it with the bios when I'm off work.
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Hmm. Well I did the software overclock because it was easy. I knew it was probably too good to be true and I guess it is. I'll try it with the bios when I'm off work.

Your system will thank you and when you get a clock ( bios ) where you wanna be your gonna fell real good about it! trust me!
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Get rid Of Asus Suite. I had it installed and it was terrible! caused system crashes/BSOD's/Errors/ Fake innacurate warnings about voltage values and temps that where not even true. ex. WARNING YOUR CPU IS AT 127C. Terrible program. Asus can make boards but they sure as hell suck at software programs. Stick to the good ol BIOS to OC. The new ASUS Bios is made so even a noob can OC with its EFI interface.
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