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Alright, so I would like to overclock my sig rig, where do I begin? (please no comments like -- IN THE BIOS!) biggrin.gif
     
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in your case, i would disable the C1 C3 states first, disable turbo (optional), disable hyper threading (also optional for bf3). increasing the multiplier or the BLK to increase clock speed (depends if it got unlocked multiplier). keep increasing the CPU clock speed and testing the new speed for stability (first without increasing voltages) until reaching instability, then you will start pumping in voltages to stabilize the CPU overclock.

basically you need to keep going until you reach the highest stable overclock you can get by increasing core speed and increasing voltages to stabilize it.

hope that was helpful (for me this is Overclocking 101 ) biggrin.gif
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What are the voltages i have to change?

I also want to keep HT on for the overclock.
     
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What are the voltages i have to change?
I also want to keep HT on for the overclock.

keeping HT on is fine, it does increase your temp noticeably though.

which voltages do you need to increase, i would say Vcore and VTT

VTT is the voltages for your ram controller, the harder you push your ram the higher voltages it might consume.
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What sort of link I am I looking for for the CPU / RAM?
     
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You really need to just read this to have an idea what's going on with overclocking your chip:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189242/sandy-bridge-e-overclocking-guide-walk-through-explanations-and-support-for-all-x79-overclockers

This is a great thread.
    
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