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Guys,
I am new to Overclocking! I have just completed my new rig,

Core i7-2600K (3.4-3.8GHz) stock, OC'd to 4.6GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
PowerSuppy: CORSAIR TX750 V2
Primary Drive: SSD, Samsung 830 Series 64GB
Data Drive: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Backup Drives: Seagate 1TB and Transcend 620GB
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
DVD-RW: ASUS 24X
Display: 24" Samsung Full HD
UPS: Intex 1KVA dual battery

Now I have to try Overclock! I am not much familiar to Bios settings / V core adjustments. My Rams were running 1333 but I have changed it to XMP and now running 1600. The AI suite II looks promising but I don't know that is the perfect method to do OC.

I am using my system for Photoshop/ indesign/ illustrator and some Video Editing with Premiere and After Effects plus some web browsing and movies too. I am looking forward to do an OC which will boost the performance on demand, may be a 4.2 - 4.6 GHz. I am looking to auto down-clock while browsing / watching movies to reduce unnecessary power / heat. May be OC only on Turbo freq will help?? Will it be possible via 'auto tune' in AI Suite?? or do I need to do in Bios manually.

Thanks all experts!
-noble
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by noblejose View Post

Guys,
I am new to Overclocking! I have just completed my new rig,
Core i7-2600K (3.4-3.8GHz) stock, OC'd to 4.6GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
PowerSuppy: CORSAIR TX750 V2
Primary Drive: SSD, Samsung 830 Series 64GB
Data Drive: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache
Backup Drives: Seagate 1TB and Transcend 620GB
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
DVD-RW: ASUS 24X
Display: 24" Samsung Full HD
UPS: Intex 1KVA dual battery
Now I have to try Overclock! I am not much familiar to Bios settings / V core adjustments. My Rams were running 1333 but I have changed it to XMP and now running 1600. The AI suite II looks promising but I don't know that is the perfect method to do OC.
I am using my system for Photoshop/ indesign/ illustrator and some Video Editing with Premiere and After Effects plus some web browsing and movies too. I am looking forward to do an OC which will boost the performance on demand, may be a 4.2 - 4.6 GHz. I am looking to auto down-clock while browsing / watching movies to reduce unnecessary power / heat. May be OC only on Turbo freq will help?? Will it be possible via 'auto tune' in AI Suite?? or do I need to do in Bios manually.
Thanks all experts!
-noble

First of all, I don't think that you can OC much further than 4.5 with your current cooler.

What's your load temps? While stress testing?

And I'd recommend you to go fill in your specs in your signature, it'll make it easier when you are in need of help wink.gif

Also when you are overclocking, change the settings in your bios.
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Intel I7 2700K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX780 Corsair Vengeance 16GB - 4x4 - 1600MHz 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
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Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
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Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #3 of 12
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Its pretty hot ambient around 28-30 C now in Summer here in Bangalore, India. My CPU idles around 30-31C and 48-52 on load.

But changing in AI suite will be as good as changing in Bios right??
I am looking forward to do an OC which will boost the performance on demand, I am okay with 4.5. I am looking to auto down-clock while browsing / watching movies to reduce unnecessary power / heat. May be OC only on Turbo freq will help?? Will it be possible via 'auto tune' in AI Suite?? or do I need to do in Bios manually.

Please advice me on the settings.
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Its pretty hot ambient around 28-30 C now in Summer here in Bangalore, India. My CPU idles around 30-31C and 48-52 on load.
But changing in AI suite will be as good as changing in Bios right??
I am looking forward to do an OC which will boost the performance on demand, I am okay with 4.5. I am looking to auto down-clock while browsing / watching movies to reduce unnecessary power / heat. May be OC only on Turbo freq will help?? Will it be possible via 'auto tune' in AI Suite?? or do I need to do in Bios manually.
Please advice me on the settings.

The best way is to overclock in your BIOS, you basically only have to change the voltages and the multiplier.
My Rig.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 2700K ASRock Z68 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX780 Corsair Vengeance 16GB - 4x4 - 1600MHz 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #5 of 12
To get a stable OC at 4.5GHz you'll probably need a vCore of around 1.28-1.30 unless you have a golden chip or a piece of junk.
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #6 of 12
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ok, If I change voltage and multiplier the system will always run on that OC speed know? I want to run in stock when there is no load or while I am browsing / watching movies.
By the way, to get 4.4/4.5 how much volt and multiplier should I give? do I have to change only these two settings? - I have seen lots of settings in the Bios AI tune!
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ok, If I change voltage and multiplier the system will always run on that OC speed know? I want to run in stock when there is no load or while I am browsing / watching movies.
By the way, to get 4.4/4.5 how much volt and multiplier should I give? do I have to change only these two settings? - I have seen lots of settings in the Bios AI tune!

Yes to get a OC of 4.5 you only need to change those, unless you have a very bad chip.

And yes the chip does automatically downclock when it's not under load, due to the C states.
My Rig.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #8 of 12
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Thats great! thank you.
So, i will test with vCore 1.28 and multiplier to 44? (100x44 = 4.4GHz) right?
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Thats great! thank you.
So, i will test with vCore 1.28 and multiplier to 44? (100x44 = 4.4GHz) right?

Yes. It's recommended that your BLCK is 100.00.

And yes with the multiplier 44x, makes it 100x44 = 4.4GHz
My Rig.
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Custom Watercooling loop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Primary Asus 22" - Secondary Asus 19" Logitech G15 Keyboard 
PowerCase
Corsair VX550W Corsair Obsidian 800D 
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post #10 of 12
You should download some extra cores and ram thumb.gif

Anyways have fun overclocking, and don't give up it can take some time before you find the right settings for it to be stable altough i doubt you would have any trouble getting it at 4.4
    
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