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So I am recently built a new computer and I am interested in over-clocking it so that I can enjoy the added benefit of a faster CPU and higher frame-rates while gaming. The problem is that I am somewhat intimidated by manually over-clocking my CPU and I don't really understand how to do it. I have looked at the ultimate sandy bridge OC guide here at OC.net but I am still left somewhat confused and scared to try to OC myself...

I do have the option of using easytune6 which I downloaded from my mobo's website. Lastnight I tried it out and set it at the middle level option and started up BF3, it was running at 4.4GHZ I believe with no problems it appeared, temps were mid 40's on the CPU. It definitely helped my frame rates in BF3.

The nice thing was that right after I'm done playing it reverts back to stock speed which keeps the system from running harder than it needs to for no reason.

I am somewhat concerned however that I might damage my system using EasyTune6, is it safe to use? Would anyone recommend it? I would prefer to OC manually but I really don't know where to begin and I want to make it so it only jumps up to OC GHZ speeds when it actually needs to.. I don't want my system running at like 4.4GHZ all the time, only when I actually need the performance.

I guess my question is what should I do? Is it safe to use easytune6's preset over-clocking? I know it's not better than a manual over-clock but I am kind of confused and intimidated to do a manual over-clock myself. I don't want to wreck a machine I spent a little over 2 grand on.

My system specs:

Case: Cooler Master HAF X 942

MOBO: Gigabyte UD5H Z77

CPU: i7 2700k

CPU Heatsink: Corsair h100 with Cougar Vortex 120mm fans in push/pull (intake)

PSU: 1000W OCZ 80+Gold

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600MHZ RAM 1.5V

GPU: Galaxy GTX 580

SSD/HDD: Crucial m4128G (boot Drive) WD 1TB 7200RPM Caviar Black (Storage)

Speakers: Logitech Z623 2.1 Speaker Setup

Headset: Corsair Vengeance 1500 7.1 virtual surround HeadPhones

Mouse: Razer Deathadder black edition 3.5G

Keyboard: Cooler Master QuickFirePro Mechanical (Cherry Brown)

MousePad: QCK Heavy and PureTrak Talent (Using QCK Heavy)

Monitor: ViewSonic LED 2453mh-led 1080P 60HZ

I think that basically covers my system setup.

I know this system is capable of over-clocking and I want take full advantage of the great parts but I am scared to OC manually as I simply don't have the knowledge required to do so.. I wish I had a friend who knows about OC'ing but the friends I have who are into computer gaming just payed a local store here to OC for them and I don't want to do that.

What should I do?
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
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post #2 of 5
Don't use software to overclock, stick to the traditional overclocking method, aka, the BIOS. Read up on how or ask here, but don't use software for CPU overclocking.
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Thread Starter 
Alright, I think I can do it as it's not really that hard I just have a few reservations is all biggrin.gif
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
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My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
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Plus I'm just confused by all the different settings and I have 2 bioses on my mobo a 3d and a regular one. The problem is I am unable to adjust CPU PLL overvoltage it is just stuck on 'auto' and also I can't adjust the frequencies or turbo multiplier in the regular bios. I have only so far seen it is possible to adjust the base frequency and voltages in the 3D bios only...

Can anyone help me?
My Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
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My Rig
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700k@4.8GHZ Gigabyte UD5H Z77 EVGA GTX 670FTW 2GB X2 Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 1.5V RAM 4X4GB=16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital 1TB HDD 7200RPM Caviar Black M4 Crucial 128GB SSD(boot Drive) LG Blue Ray Player Corsair H100 with 4 Cougar vortex fans push/pull 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Asus VG278H 3D 120HZ monitor + VG248QE 144 HZ CM QuickFirePro(Cherry Brown) and CMquickFire R... OCZ 1000W Full Modular 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF X 942 Cooler Master Recon PureTrak Talent + SteelSeries QCK Heavy Logitech Z623 
AudioAudioAudio
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones signature Creative ZXR Zalman clip on headphone mic 
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by immakulate View Post

Plus I'm just confused by all the different settings and I have 2 bioses on my mobo a 3d and a regular one. The problem is I am unable to adjust CPU PLL overvoltage it is just stuck on 'auto' and also I can't adjust the frequencies or turbo multiplier in the regular bios. I have only so far seen it is possible to adjust the base frequency and voltages in the 3D bios only...
Can anyone help me?

I have the same board

check out this.

http://sinhardware.com/index.php/overclockingoc-guides/115-sandy-bridge-overclocking-guide/101-ultimate-sandy-bridge-1155-guide--p67a-ud7-performance-review

also a thread in the stickies.

the menu's are mostly the same. I just attempted my first OC as well.

have passed the custom prime 95's going to do a 12 hour prime now.

4.3ghz @ 1.248 vcore max temps @ load 55 deg idle @ 28-30 deg

make sure you read and re read everything, when I first booted vcore was commanding 1.50:eek: I had it set to auto.

im commanding 1.255 in bios
Edited by nimitz87 - 5/13/12 at 12:01am
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