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Hi,I am intending to OC my i7-3770K 3.5GHz to 4.5GHz. How should I do it? Never OC before and want to try it. Can anyone teach me the exact way to do it?

I have heard of using the base clock and multiply but the multiplier e.g base clock @ 200MHz with multiplier @ 20 will become 4GHz right? But I am still afraid to OC so can anyone teach me?

My specs are i7-3770K,Asus Maximus V Extreme,G.Skill TrisentX 4x8GB 2666MHz.

Would really appreciate if someone would guide me.
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You won't be adjusting the base clock. For overclocking on Sandy or Ivy Bridge it involves changing the CPU multiplier. For 4.5Ghz, you'd have the 100Mhz base clock and a CPU multiplier of 45, which yields 4.5Ghz. For overclocking in this range you may have to increase voltage to the CPU as well as enable or disable certain power features in your motherboard's BIOS. I would recommend reading some overclocking guides, which should be very informative. Once you have the concepts down, actually overclocking your PC will be simple.
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But I heard that Asus Maxim us V Extreme is easy to OC and I don't need to adjust voltage myself right?
Mind naming some of the voltage that I might need to manually adjust it myself?
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But I heard that Asus Maxim us V Extreme is easy to OC and I don't need to adjust voltage myself right?
Mind naming some of the voltage that I might need to manually adjust it myself?

It varies from chip to chip.. But namely for a 4.5GHz OC you should start at 1.20 then if that's unstable or doesn't boot go to 1.25. Rinse and repeat till it boots and is stable. Then lower it a couple of notches each time.
 
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But which voltage i need to adjust? I see so many type of voltages e.g like vcores or something.
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But which voltage i need to adjust? I see so many type of voltages e.g like vcores or something.

Vcore and multiplier are the 2 settings you use for ocing in the first place,
other settings become more important later, a temperature proggie like
"real temp" is a must if you oc a 3770k, ivy runs hot when you oc see..

here youll find most answers to your first questions,
http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards
they will help you with all other Q. you might have, after reading up smile.gif
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But I heard that Asus Maxim us V Extreme is easy to OC and I don't need to adjust voltage myself right?

what youve "heard" about the easy ocing,
is by using the software that comes with your mobo, called "ASUS AI Suite",
but is not really recommended by most, to use for ocing,
"normal" ocing you do directly in the Bios its self, thats what most do..
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Vcore and multiplier are the 2 settings you use for ocing in the first place,
other settings become more important later, a temperature proggie like
"real temp" is a must if you oc a 3770k, ivy runs hot when you oc see..
here youll find most answers to your first questions,
http://www.overclock.net/t/1291703/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-asus-motherboards
they will help you with all other Q. you might have, after reading up smile.gif
what youve "heard" about the easy ocing,
is by using the software that comes with your mobo, called "ASUS AI Suite",
but is not really recommended by most, to use for ocing,
"normal" ocing you do directly in the Bios its self, thats what most do..
Nope what is heard is the 'CPU Level Up and set Target CPU Speed but I think that's in the ASUS Al Suite you mentioned.
Thx for you tips biggrin.gif
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Nope what is heard is the 'CPU Level Up and set Target CPU Speed but I think that's in the ASUS Al Suite you mentioned.
Thx for you tips biggrin.gif

youre welcome.. lol thumb.gif

i dont own a asus mobo, but the software i got with my gigabyte, called easytune6,
srcwd more up then i wanted, setting 3, max oc i wanted, only gave bsod,
youre better off learning to oc by hand, using settings in the bios..
i think ai suite works better then easytune tho smile.gif
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Btw the link you gave me am I able to follow all the settings to 4.5GHz? That guide's Processor and MOBO are different from mine.
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Btw the link you gave me am I able to follow all the settings to 4.5GHz? That guide's Processor and MOBO are different from mine.

You can't just follow a guide for overclocking. you can follow the ideas and what they do to get an OC stable but you need to find your vcores for each Mhz. every chip and motherboard are all different. you must go into it slowly and carefully. You really don't need to do much to get successfully OC's at all. you need to bump up the Vcore (or voltage for the processor) and along with that you up the multiplier as well. This is extremely easy to find your stable vcore if you use manual voltage settings and not the offset's which can mess with your readings a lot.

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