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Hey there, as the title says I'm new to overclocking, and I've decided to build myself a new computer, so I have a few questions for you guys. After reading endless online guides and forum posts it seemed to me this community knew a lot about overclocking and how to do it right, so I came to ask, I plan on buying the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 and an i5 2500k and Overclock the i5 to 4.5, with a CoolerMaster 212+ for cooling. Is my best bet of overclocking it to increase my multiplier untill I get to 4.5, and if so, will I have to increase the vcore or will it do that itself automatically. I also have another question not really for this section but if anybody knows, I plan on getting 2133Mhz memory, but the options for my motherboard are quite expensive even for just 8Gb, so should I just go with 1600 or will 2133 make a difference.
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1. Quite alright with the 1600 ram.

2. Drop the Gigabyte and get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790 - Same price as the Gigabyte
Or even the Asrock Extreme 3 gen 3 for $130. The gigabyte has a well known issue around here.

3. Voltage is most preferably adjusted by you while in the process of overclocking you computer isn't stable at a certain speed during a stress test. Of course temps always need to be watched. Follow the Sandy Bridge guide in the Intel CPU stickies.
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i5 750  Gigabyte P55 UD4P rev 1.0 HIS 6850 / SLI GTX 460 Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (2x4gb) 1600mhz  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
250 GB WD x2 Raid 0 ASUS DVD/R Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 22' LCD Logitech MK260 CM Silent Pro M600w Lian Li PC 60Plus II 
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Athlon 7750 BE @ 3.2 Asus M3N72-D 9600 GSO G94 512 2x2 PNY XLR8 DDR2 
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Originally Posted by hednik View Post

1. Quite alright with the 1600 ram.
2. Drop the Gigabyte and get the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790 - Same price as the Gigabyte
Or even the Asrock Extreme 3 gen 3 for $130. The gigabyte has a well known issue around here.
3. Voltage is most preferably adjusted by you while in the process of overclocking you computer isn't stable at a certain speed during a stress test. Of course temps always need to be watched. Follow the Sandy Bridge guide in the Intel CPU stickies.

what he said.
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