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Hey all, I have an MSI Z68 MA ED55 (B3) paired with a 2600k, Hyper 212, and Arctic Silver.

I've yet to install the cooler and thermal paste, but I was planning on overclocking after installing the cpu cooler and thermal paste, a few days after to ensure everything is going good.

But my question is, if I use OC Genie, and it gets it to around 4.4GHz (which is where I'm aiming) can I just lower the CPU voltage until the CPU is unstable? Or will this result in something bad?

Also, this is my first time overclocking, but what will it take to fry a 2600k/Sandy Bridge? I'm not looking to fry it, but I'm just wondering what aspect of overclocking will fry the CPU.

Thanks if you can help me out. smile.gif
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you will bluescreen before you fry it..just dont mess with any voltage as your processer will prob reach 4.4 on stock volts
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you will bluescreen before you fry it..just dont mess with any voltage as your processer will prob reach 4.4 on stock volts
So if I overvolt it then it would be fried? Or would undervolting it too much also fry it?
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yes overvolting will kill your cpu if you dont know what your doing..but you will blue screen in the case if its to high or low..if your shooting for a 4.4 oc..you should have no problem doing so with out touching the voltage.maby very minimal at best
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yes overvolting will kill your cpu if you dont know what your doing..but you will blue screen in the case if its to high or low..if your shooting for a 4.4 oc..you should have no problem doing so with out touching the voltage.maby very minimal at best
OK, thanks for the advice.

I'll install the cooler and get to OCing in the next week or so. smile.gif
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yes just raise the multiplier by 1 run prime for a bit..then go back and do the same till you crash..then when you crash add a touch of volts till your stable.but 4.4 should not be a problem on the sandy
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yes just raise the multiplier by 1 run prime for a bit..then go back and do the same till you crash..then when you crash add a touch of volts till your stable.but 4.4 should not be a problem on the sandy
What about all the other options in the BIOS?

Like CPU6 Report, Limit CPUID Maximum, etc. Do those need to be changed?
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no..what motherboard do you have?
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no..what motherboard do you have?
The MSI Z68 MA ED55 (B3). (it's my sig rig)
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Turn off any auto clock options intel gives you (I'm only familiar with AMD overclocking, sorry) like speed boosts and whatnot. Keep stock voltage on your cpu and then change your memory configurations manually to stock specifications (timings and voltage). Underclock your memory speed to give yourself some headroom (this scales with FSB so an increase in CPU speed means an increase in memory speed) to keep your memory speed near its stock clock, and once you have your memory isolated and near stock, do what snitch is saying and slowly overclock your CPU until you get a bluescreen and increase the voltage to fix it. If you have an unlocked processor you can change the multiplier to very high numbers meaning you can keep your FSB low meaning all of your settings are relatively stable and near their stock values. As far as voltage goes, like he said, keep bumping as much as you need until it boots and always make sure your temps are under 100 at absolute most (I'm p. sure). Lots of people suggest even lower than this, but most processors are safe up to like 100 or so. Check your manufacturers stats for the chip you buy. Keep everything stable and you should hit your speeds pretty easy with a good cooler. After you get a nice CPU overclock you can proceed to overclock the rest of your hardware like a true enthusiast tongue.gif
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