I'm using mihallen's guide to overclocking Lynnfield
CPUs but the more I progress through the steps the more I feel like it's not how it should be done. For example the first step you leave VCore on Auto and raise IMC/QPI/VTT but he really doesn't say when you should stop raising VTT and I believe raising VTT won't allow me to reach max Bclck since there's a point where you won't be stable without touching the VCore.
And then on Step two he says you should fine tune timings and focus on IMC overclocking but you keep reading and scroll down and it turns out he doesn't make you do either. I also find odd that he'd make you set Bclck back to 150 for that step but leave whatever VTT you went up to in Step 1.
Then I started looking around, where his Step one led to a 1.4 VTT people usually have it much lower thus confirming my theory about VTT not being the only and/or main factor in stability since people focus much more on Vcore. Add to that that when people report their overclocks on forums they give CPU Frequency and Vcore, barely ever do they mention their VTT.
So while at first and second readthrough I was pleased with his guide, putting more thought into has made me quite unhappy about it and highly doubt it.
Would you, by any chance have a proper guide
Oh, is there anyway I can transfer my windows preferences (settings) like theme color, wifi settings (so I don't have to re-enter the "password"), etc... to my hdd so that once I've re-installed windows I can just put them back on the SSD and have all my settings as before. Or maybe there's even some software out their that'll backup all my settings to my hdd and let me restore them after the windows install.