Originally Posted by steinario
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7599
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Chip type: GeForce GTX 660 Ti
What type of cooling are you using?
Best thing to do is set all fo the voltages manual to what the stock settings are.
Then raise the CPU multiplier 100Mhz (or .5 multi) and run a stress test to see how much further you can go on stock volts.
When you are stress testing use IBT AVX or Prime95 to test increment
Once you get a negative result or cores fail in prime that will be the time to start adding volts.
IBT AVX: http://www.overclock.net/attachments/13202
Wile stress testing watch your temps. I suggest using HWiNFO64 http://www.hwinfo.com/download.php
There are 2 temps that you will be watching. there is the CPU or socket temp, don't let that go past 70c
Then there is the package temp (the more important one.) don't let that go past 62c
Because the easiest way to overclock at first is cpu multiplier at first here are the full steps
once you have hit your limit on stock voltage you will then need to add volts. do it 1 or 2 ticks at a time until it becomes stable and the temps are still under the above limits
Each time you hit a stable point jot down the voltage. In most cases until you hit higher clocks you will see an incremental line then can start guessing where you are going to go as far as volts for the speed and temps as well,
This is an abridged short guide, Please ask questions if it doesn't make sense,
Also here is a helpful guide