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I am a newbie in the overclocking art and I just need to get my CPU from 3.5 to something between 4.2 and 4.7Ghz. Can anyone direct me to a link or guide that will give me the step-by-step instruction on how to do this through the BIOS?

I don't want to experiment too much, just want some easy and straightforward overclock setting, even if that means 4.2Ghz only.

Thanks!
Edited by bhtrader - 11/24/12 at 9:42pm
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I am a newbie in the overclocking art and I just need to get my CPU from 3.5 to something between 4.2 and 4.7Ghz. Can anyone direct me to a link or guide that will give me the step-by-step instruction on how to do this through the BIOS?
I don't want to experiment too much, just want some easy and straightforward overclock setting, even if that means 4.2Ghz only.
Thanks!
Step by step:
Go into BIOS.No softwares for overclocking!
Change CPU multiplier to 45.Leave bus speed at 100Mhz
Go down to Voltages
CPU Vcore--> Offset --> +0.005V
That's what i did for my stable 4.5Ghz overclock.If PC boots and it's prime95 stable,then you're set smile.gif Monitor your temps with Realtemp though
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There is an Ivy Bridge asrock overclocking guide on this forum. Do a search.
 
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Step by step:
Go into BIOS.No softwares for overclocking!
Change CPU multiplier to 45.Leave bus speed at 100Mhz
Go down to Voltages
CPU Vcore--> Offset --> +0.005V
That's what i did for my stable 4.5Ghz overclock.If PC boots and it's prime95 stable,then you're set smile.gif Monitor your temps with Realtemp though

PERFECT !!! That did it. Do you recommend changing the multipler to 47 or that will increase the chances of instability exponentially?
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PERFECT !!! That did it. Do you recommend changing the multipler to 47 or that will increase the chances of instability exponentially?
Just stay at 45.You won't see that much of a benefit running 4.7GHz .Only higher voltage and higher temperatures.For how many hours you tested the stability with prime95? In cpu-z check the vcore while prime testing and with real temp,the temps.I think they shoudn't go over 75C.Prime test for ~12 or 24 hours and do some IBT tests.Glad i helped smile.gif
Run Prime95 27.7!! Blend test for 1 hour with cpu-z opened and real temp opened and make a screenshot so i can see your voltage and temps,if they're on the safe side etc.,ok?
P.S. What cooler do you use?
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PERFECT !!! That did it. Do you recommend changing the multipler to 47 or that will increase the chances of instability exponentially?

What cooler are you using before you go past 4.5ghz?
    
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