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post #1 of 11
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So I was screwing off with my click bios and overclock genie settings in my OS. (MSI allows you to change settings in OS rather than in BIOS)

Long story short I reset my comp and got a blue screen. I manually went into bios and reverted back to default so I can use my PC normally again. I have OC genie enabled and it is default set to 4.2GHz at the moment. I was wondering if someone could teach me how to OC my CPU and what settings to use etc. I've noticed there are TONS of pages about this but I was hoping for information related to my Mobo + CPU combo. I really appreciate the helps guys. I will join the club after I learn more about OC'ing.
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post #2 of 11
I am not sure about your bios but if it is some what similar to Asus all you should really have to do is change your Multiplier to x# and your voltage.

I have a P8Z68-V Gen3 motherboard and an i5-2550k and I have mine clocked to 4.5Ghz and a 1.265Vcore.. All I changed was my multiplier and voltage.

I did how ever disable all the power saving options and what not, cool and quiet, so on and so forth.
post #3 of 11
Here ya go did a google search and found this web site. It shows the bios in images and I think it shows what you want your settings to look like to manually over clock.

http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/1914#18
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Thanks! My internet is too slow to load pictures though. Tething off a phone atm.

Can anyone else help me with like voltage settings etc?
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I'm getting a lot of BSOD errors when I overclock. I've pushed my multipliers to the max at 4.1GHz at auto voltage. Which rest at 1.160V and 35Celsius. So what should my next move be? Manually set voltage and and +1 to the multipliers each time? How much voltage should I increase? I'm pushing for 5 gigs if I can get it.
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i wouldnt mess with the voltages too much,until you have too. like cobra said,up the multiplyer
and when your @ the clock you want if it wont boot or seems unstable up the v.
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I'm getting a lot of BSOD errors when I overclock. I've pushed my multipliers to the max at 4.1GHz at auto voltage. Which rest at 1.160V and 35Celsius. So what should my next move be? Manually set voltage and and +1 to the multipliers each time? How much voltage should I increase? I'm pushing for 5 gigs if I can get it.
for sure i would settle for alittle lower than 5ghz just learning how to do this. its not very hard to hit 5ghz on those intels,but you def want to take your time.
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for sure i would settle for alittle lower than 5ghz just learning how to do this. its not very hard to hit 5ghz on those intels,but you def want to take your time.
sorry im screwing up this forum with all my replies haha. just slightly up the v if you get bsod,are you getting into windows? if you were @ 1.160. take it too 1.2xx etc.
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sorry im screwing up this forum with all my replies haha. just slightly up the v if you get bsod,are you getting into windows? if you were @ 1.160. take it too 1.2xx etc.

lol Thanks, I already hit 5 GHz a couple weeks ago. About to install my WC loop and should be able to push that.
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awesome man.good job haha. i recently switched to ivy bridge. wana try for 5ghz eventually.
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