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Hey everyone, this is my first time trying to overclock a processor and I need some help on where to start.
I have a 3570K with a Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH on an MSI Z77A-G45 (full specs in sig). I'm not looking for 5Ghz, but I wouldn't mind having 4.2-4.5Ghz with reasonable temps.

I've read this guide http://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end/0_50, but it didn't make me any wiser.
Can some give me starting point?


Thanks
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for 4.2 to 4.5 you should probably only have to change the multiplier. Go in to your bios and for the multiplier put in 42. That will give you 4.2 ghz.
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for 4.2 to 4.5 you should probably only have to change the multiplier. Go in to your bios and for the multiplier put in 42. That will give you 4.2 ghz.

No voltage change needed, or anything else for that matter?
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No voltage change needed, or anything else for that matter?
If stress testing fails thats when you'll need a slight voltage bump.
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Not for that low of a OC. I also have the 3570K and I'm pushing 41x with a 103FSB ~ 4.326Ghz with no changes to voltages or anything. That's probably as far as I will push it until I get the H100 cooler where I may try for about 5Ghz
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How long should I stresstest for, and on what settings? (Prime95)
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How long should I stresstest for, and on what settings? (Prime95)

Go to the sandy stable club. They have very strict requirements to get in. If you can pass their requirements you're good. But honestly, I was running an "unstable" overclock with no problems. I was at 4.8 ghz and my ram (that was the problem) was at 1866mhz. It couldn't run prime but I had no problems using my computer day to day. So I think realistically the best test is just whether or not you can run your computer problem free. I'm sure I'll take some hate for this statement but its true. I haven't stress tested my current overclock for long (maybe an hour max) but I haven't had any problems with it.

In short, for 4.2 ghz just change the multiplier and forget about it. I can almost guarantee you're going to have a stable overclock at that low of speed.
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Guys.. I think I ****ed up, badly. I tried 44x100 @ 1.2v and now it won't boot anymore. I can't get into the bios. I tried the clear cmos button, still nothing. I hit F2 on post and its now been 'entering setup' for a while. There's an 'A2' in the bottom right corner, its been sruck on that for most of my reboot tries, though I have seen it stuck on a 'c6' as well.


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Others with your board have had the same CMOS clearing issues... Check out this thread...
post #10 of 20
pull the battery for a while. 10-20 minutes usually is fine. (unplug the psu during this as well)

When you get up and running again (and I'm sure you will, no worries), I'd recommend just typing "42" in the multiplier field and not touch anything else. MSI's bios should be able to handle that with voltage and so forth on Auto. probably could go even higher-ish but i'd start low.
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