Hi everyone! I'm a first time overclocker and I've been going through the guide for the last couple of hours. Here's where I am right now.
i) Updated BIOS to version 1707
ii) Checked VID with CoreTemp during 10-minute prime95 run (settings were as per the recommendation in the first post, RAM usage was set to 13000MB). It was stuck at 1.2009v at all times. Temps were at a maximum of 65c on all cores except the first one. CPU-Z showed the speed of the stock CPU to be 3911.4MHz (100.3x39) during the run.
iii) Downloaded and installed prime95, CoreTemp, RealTemp, CPU-Z
iv) Created a doc file that contains all the information (copied from the guide) that I thought would be necessary when I'm changing settings in the BIOS.
Overclocking 3770K on Maximus V Formula.doc 59k .doc file
As far as I understand, I am to change the settings in the BIOS exactly as mentioned in the spoilers in the guide. Now I have some questions.
1. After I'm done changing the BIOS settings to the recommended settings for the first time, what settings are necessary to be changed in the BIOS when I'm testing stability for 15 mins and then coming back to the BIOS again to bump up the multiplier? (Vcore, multiplier - these two are the obvious ones. what else?)
2. By how much should I increase the vcore each time I'm required to increase it? (didnt see any mention of it in the guide)
3. Where does offset vcore and load-line calibration come in? I didnt quite get this part especially since it was mentioned that offset vcore shouldnt be used and manual vcore should be used instead.
4. It was mentioned that I can modify PLL settings to decrease temps. How do I do this?
Also, please be kind enough to check my doc file and see if it has all the info I'll need during changing the settings in the BIOS. It will be my only guide when I;m doing it as I wont be able to memorize every setting.
Please make sure to point out if I have missed anything important. I killed a motherboard within five minutes of trying to overclock a 1090T a few months ago. So I earnestly request you to advise and guide me in such a way so that my current hardware dont end up the same way.