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Hey guys.

First time building my own pc and looking to get the most out of it. It should be here on tuesday but I want to make sure I grab as much info as possible beforehand to make the whole process smoother and pain free. Is there any good guide that would suit a complete beginner to overclocking?

Thus far I have gathered that setting the multiplier to 44-45 is a good starting point and you test stability from there, but how does voltage fit into the picture? What top value for it should I be aiming for? (I will be using a 212 evo to cool it, if that matters)
I have read stories of people frying their cpus due to it so I want to make sure I know fully well what I'm doing before getting into any sort of adventures.

I probably sound as clueless as I am, hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction smile.gif
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What board are you going to use?
I know a lot of asus tutorials and in this forum we have gigabyte OC guide.
Im currently using 4670k @ 4.5ghz 1.22v and my temps hit 85s on aida 64. So you really have to get a better chip or better ambients then mine biggrin.gif ~30c-25c
 
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Originally Posted by Zvejniex View Post

What board are you going to use?
I know a lot of asus tutorials and in this forum we have gigabyte OC guide.
Im currently using 4670k @ 4.5ghz 1.22v and my temps hit 85s on aida 64. So you really have to get a better chip or better ambients then mine biggrin.gif ~30c-25c

A good asus tutorial would be ideal, I will be using a Z87-pro motherboard to go with it. Sorry completely forgot to mention it in the OP tongue.gif
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If you want some good advice, don't overclock.

Buy better parts if you need to get "the most out of it", don't abuse lesser parts, it will cost you more and you will have more problems.

When you need that extra CPU power, you will know it.
Right now I can make an educated guess that you do not have some urgent need to have a computer running at 120%?

That being said, girls just wanna have fun, I understand this, just realize that it is a hobby and the cost does not equal the performance gains or risk.
At one point in time it was a cheap way to get more power, now it's an expensive way to get more problems.
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Originally Posted by All3n View Post

If you want some good advice, don't overclock.

Buy better parts if you need to get "the most out of it", don't abuse lesser parts, it will cost you more and you will have more problems.

When you need that extra CPU power, you will know it.
Right now I can make an educated guess that you do not have some urgent need to have a computer running at 120%?

That being said, girls just wanna have fun, I understand this, just realize that it is a hobby and the cost does not equal the performance gains or risk.
At one point in time it was a cheap way to get more power, now it's an expensive way to get more problems.

What sort of advice is this? Most gamers will buy a 4670K or a 4770K and for games the single thread performance is key. There is no faster part when it comes to that. Only thing faster in single thread than a 4770K is an overclocked 4770K.

And these parts are really easy to OC, there's very little risk and it doesn't really cost anything at all unless you were planning on keeping that stock heatsink.

As for good guide, the gigabyte one linked above is excellent.
 
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If you want some good advice, don't overclock.

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Asus guides:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlU5wQ6m5Cg&list=PL3b7YHj15LXFV-RV30E6MEUU46b65lWGW&index=3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKzZ95VL7g&list=PL3b7YHj15LXFV-RV30E6MEUU46b65lWGW&index=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DqIG_89Mcs&list=PL3b7YHj15LXFV-RV30E6MEUU46b65lWGW&index=6
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