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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
Make one thread, and stick with that. Don't cross post. It just clutters the forum with repeat info. Just a friendly suggestion.
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Through my asus probe II program, i just simply click "fast" under the auto-tuning tool..

ran very smoothly at 5GHz :O (when i clicked extreme) but it showed a warning for high Vcore (1,56 or something) so i lowered it to "fast".. now its just 4300 Mhz.

still considerably faster than stock speed biggrin.gif
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OK, so I will do 'Auto Tune' in the AI suite II?
Are you at 4.3 all the time or just when needed?
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Originally Posted by noblejose View Post

OK, so I will do 'Auto Tune' in the AI suite II?
Are you at 4.3 all the time or just when needed?

You can do that, but it's not the ideal way to overclock.

You can get higher voltages than needed.

Voltages = Heat

Too much heat = Not good.

First of all, before you OC you should check out your load temps.
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post #6 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.
I have Cooler Master Hyper EVO, I thought its a decent CPU cooler!

I am looking forward to do an OC which will boost the performance on demand, I am looking forward to 4.2 / 4.5 when load demands and 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. What settings do I need to change in the Bios?
post #7 of 12
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Hi all Experts! Here I am with my first Overclocking venture!
I have done AI auto tune in my mobo. Its running 4.4GHz under full load with BCLK automatically changed to 103 and multiplier 43. RAMs also overlocked a bit to 824 (824x2 = 1648) instead of XMP 1600. iGPU boost also enabled and high freq is increased to 1650 from 1150stock. CPU idles around 28C (ambient 28-30C), and around 64C under full load (Intel burn test).

But I heard that 'Auto Tune' is not a good idea to OC, and you should never change BCLK above its stock (100) ???

Please let me undo the autotune and change it manually, I think changing vCore to 1.3 and multiplier to 44 will do the trick, but how about that RAM OC and iGPU boost?? (I am running on intel GPU for the time being; so a bit boost will help). Thanks.
post #8 of 12
Hi and welcome to the forum.
There is limited Bclk OCing on a lga1155 mobo as the IMC on that series of CPUS are fragile. Don't think a 3% OC will damage it if there is no increase in voltage, don't think the IMC likes 1.65V RAM sticks either. Maybe some other nerds can fill you in as I have never actually OCed a lga1155 computer.
 
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post #9 of 12
To everyone with an Asus motherboard:
DON'T USE ASUS AI's AUTOTUNE FEATURE. IT CAN/WILL MESS WITH YOUR OVERCLOCK

I speak from experience. When I first got my 2600k, I used that, but always got BSODs because it undervolted my cpu. I've also heard of computers getting messed up by this software

Just overclock it in the BIOS, it's pretty easy and there's a hell of alot less chance of anything going wrong

Software overclocking isn't top notch tongue.gif

Also, don't use it's probe software to monitor your OC, use something like RealTemp, because between RealTemp and Probe, I get 10C difference.

That is all.
post #10 of 12
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Thankyou all, I have reset my auto tune to stock clock in Bios and pushed manually to 4.4 with 44x Multiplier with 1.29v, running fine; idle at 33C (30C ambient) and 60s on Stress test. I have tried with 1.3 and 45x, booting to windows but crashed on Intel Burn Test. I have not changed any bios defaults other than these vCore and multiplier. Shoud i go for some more tweaks to get past 45x? is it worth taking risk to increase vCore? or just stay at sweet 4.4? what you think>?
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