Originally Posted by joedreamliner78
Thanks for help and the info on the 1333MHz corsair internal ID. My HAF 932 Is coming in today in about 2 hours and I will be installing
the corsair H100 in it and let the overclocking begin :-) I had a break between lunch so I picked up a thumb drive
. Plan on
overclocking today and my target is about 4.6-4.8ghz. I also will slightly overclock my 7970 but first lets push th 2600K and see if it will
be stable up to 4.6-4.8. I have been reading the overclocking guide tutorials and it I do have a great deal of networking and computer knowledge so the guide makes very good sense and because I am a licensed electrician I understand voltages
What would you recommend I do
first for overclocking? or should I use the auto-tune turbo feature to see where it brings me?
I wouldn't use autotune because it sets the voltage to manual, which effectively disables the voltage stepping that accompanies speedstep. Some people don't mind, and turn off speedstep and voltage stepping. But it will increase your CPU's longevity, and help your power bills, to leave all of that enabled. All I would do is change the multiplier (x46 in your case) and set the voltage to "offset" (but leave the offset at 0.00 or "auto" to start), then set Load Line Calibration ("LLC") to at least 50%, if not 75% (but start at 50%), and then boot up. Once in windows, I would open Realtemp (click the button with the running timer in the upper right to change the readout to VID) and CPUZ, and then run Intel Burn Test or Prime 95. That way, you can check for stability, but you can also watch the voltages go up and down as the CPU multiplier steps up and down, and see if you're feeding the CPU the proper voltage, as opposed to too much or too little. Based on the gap, if any, between VID (shown in Realtemp) and Vcore (shown in CPUZ) you can gauge whether or not you need to increase LLC to 75%, or if you need to adjust the Vcore offset. As I mentioned above, with my 2500k, the sweet spot was x45, offset -.04, and LLC at 50%.