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So i just recently built my first computer rig, i bought the i5-3570k for my cpu since it was recommended for gaming. I am super new about OC the cpu so I need your help in anyway to explain to me what are the necessary steps I have to take in order to OC my cpu, remember, this would be my first time OC any cpu and I really dont want to screw it up since it I really dont know what I am doing because I never done it before.

Any information on it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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First, we need to know your components. rigbuilder be sure to include the cooler, motherboard, and PSU you have.

Then we can figure out a good overclock and settings.
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Ah ,of course. These are my specs:
-MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-CPU COLLER: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
-PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
-CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
- GPU: PowerColor AX7970 3GBD5-2DHV3 Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-Internal SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Stand-Alone Drive)
-RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
CASE: Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports and Windowed Side Panel (RC-942-KKN1)

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With the h80 you should be able to reach 4.3GHz.
Just leave the voltage at auto, put the multiplier at 43, then run prime95 blend for a half hour or so. If it's not stable, start at 1.25 volts and bump up the voltage by 0.05. You shouldn't need any more than 1.3v Keep track of your temperatures and try not to let it go past 75C while under load.
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Yeah, but as i stated before, I have no idea where to go to do all this thing you are telling me to do. Where do I start? do I need a program that OC the cpu? if so where do I find it? How do I work it? thumb.gif
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yeah start at those guide, we would probably just end up repeating what is found in there help yourself thumb.gif
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You have a lot to read, but for your basic clock you basically increase the multiplier in the BIOS. GL thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by sciencegeek View Post

So i just recently built my first computer rig, i bought the i5-3570k for my cpu since it was recommended for gaming. I am super new about OC the cpu so I need your help in anyway to explain to me what are the necessary steps I have to take in order to OC my cpu, remember, this would be my first time OC any cpu and I really dont want to screw it up since it I really dont know what I am doing because I never done it before.

Any information on it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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In the same boat! Any help on what i should start my OC with?
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In the same boat! Any help on what i should start my OC with?

Leave everything on Auto, set the Turbo multiplier to 42, stress test with Intel Burn Test or Prime95 while watching the temps with Coretemp and the core voltage with CPU-Z. If the voltage is under 1.25V and the temps are under 80C then you are good to go. If you want to go higher, it's better to do some reading first so you understand better what you are doing, as Auto starts to be less effective at higher overclocks. But that should get you a pretty easy and stable 4.2.
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