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playing a hunch here, is your windows copy legit?
I might have a solution for you depending on your answer.

i'm going to act like i had no F*READ this.
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well if you want to know, send me pm.
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I've been lurking on this forum for awhile, but have finally decide to post since I just built my first desktop today. smile.gif

I have the 3750K and the Z77 Extreme 6 and was wondering what's the safest method to overclock? I'm asking this because this is my first time doing something like this and would like to start off safe hehe.

I've read about changing the multiplier first, but couldn't really find the place to do that in the UEFI. I changed the "Load Optimized CPU OC Setting" to 4.2 GHz, but didn't see a difference when I checked the computer's properties.

I just want start off with something that's easy and doesn't require much fidgeting. My CPU cooler is the Hyper 212 Plus.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by darksen View Post

playing a hunch here, is your windows copy legit?
I might have a solution for you depending on your answer.

Wow great minds think alike.
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I've been lurking on this forum for awhile, but have finally decide to post since I just built my first desktop today. smile.gif
I have the 3750K and the Z77 Extreme 6 and was wondering what's the safest method to overclock? I'm asking this because this is my first time doing something like this and would like to start off safe hehe.
I've read about changing the multiplier first, but couldn't really find the place to do that in the UEFI. I changed the "Load Optimized CPU OC Setting" to 4.2 GHz, but didn't see a difference when I checked the computer's properties.
I just want start off with something that's easy and doesn't require much fidgeting. My CPU cooler is the Hyper 212 Plus.
Thanks!

The term safe in the overclock community depends on who you ask. There is no "safe" way in my opinion. Your voiding your warranty(with most mobos atleast) and also you are making the chip run faster than designed(if overclocking higher than turbo mode of course).

Next, the multiplier is also the called the CPU Clock Ratio. Please read the original post as I have provided resources for people in your position that are new to overclocking ivy bridge and the guides are geared towards people that are new to overclocking overall as well. Once done with your research if you have questions this would be the place to do it.

As for your last statement, start off with something thats easy and doesn't require fidgeting, overclocking is not your cup of tea with this attitude. If your hardware wants to be a pita, you will be fidgeting for hours for even a mild overclock, it is all luck of the draw and functionality of the other components you are using.

I am not trying to be rude, just brutally honest and like I said if you want to continue with this endeavor, after doing the research and using the search function wink.gif , we will be glad to answer any questions we can.

PS - With this being a new chip, not a ton of research is done on it and nothing is definite as of right now and it is a process of research by us, the consumer, and will take time to perfect things.
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my oc is rock stable on prime for 12 hours now... here's the new problem, when I leave my comp idle, i dunno, maybe for 1-2hours. I would always come back either with a restarted comp or a frozen desktop... weird, anyone have the problem or know what's causing it?
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my oc is rock stable on prime for 12 hours now... here's the new problem, when I leave my comp idle, i dunno, maybe for 1-2hours. I would always come back either with a restarted comp or a frozen desktop... weird, anyone have the problem or know what's causing it?

I have a similar problem but its at partial load. Running prime for 12 hours was easy at 4600 but when I am playing a game not even getting close to max load I get random blue screens. My ram checks out with no errors in memtest and I read in some thread somewhere that it could be with mid level voltage but I believe they were referring to using offset voltage and the voltage scaling down under less load which I am using fixed voltage so it would not affect me or so I think. Wow run on sentence. But yeah I am kinda confused with this crap at the moment. We need more research done to understand this architecture better.
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Problem solved wink.gif ASrock Z77E-ITX up and running so fast smile.gif
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post #179 of 3170
Hello all, Though I don't have This combo I do have the Z68 extreme 3 i5 2500k, and I had I waited a month more. I would have had the z77. anyhwo. I'm been trying to figure out whether I want to make that switch. Would there be a big difference between the two combos??
post #180 of 3170
In real world performance probably not. But you will geta little bit better benchmark scores biggrin.gif
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