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I am new to overclocking . I have a i7 4770k a asus z87 rog hero motherboard a corsair h100i liquid cooler crucial ballistix ddr3 1600 4x4 16gb of ram I want to overclock to 4.3ghz . can I damage my cpu or the motherboard if I set the voltage to high ? what can happen if I set the voltage to high ? also I was told I mite be able to achieve 4.3ghz or 4.2ghz on stock voltage . if I use stock voltage will my temps go up ?
    
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I am new to overclocking . I have a i7 4770k a asus z87 rog hero motherboard a corsair h100i liquid cooler crucial ballistix ddr3 1600 4x4 16gb of ram I want to overclock to 4.3ghz . can I damage my cpu or the motherboard if I set the voltage to high ? what can happen if I set the voltage to high ? also I was told I mite be able to achieve 4.3ghz or 4.2ghz on stock voltage . if I use stock voltage will my temps go up ?

 

My friend, you're worrying yourself sick. You are on Overclock.net, so you have nothing to worry about as long as you don't do anything that you haven't been told to do.

 

Yes, your temps will go up a little if you overclock without increasing the voltage.

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Well depending how hight you set it I can burn your cpu. It can also shorten its life span if not too high. Also depending on the mobo. The asus z87 is on the safe list but you can also blow a mosfet. Make sure to google you cpu max volt and try to stay below it. My cpus max volt is about 1.5v and I prefer staying safe . I stopped at 1.4125

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My friend, you're worrying yourself sick. You are on Overclock.net, so you have nothing to worry about as long as you don't do anything that you haven't been told to do.

Yes, your temps will go up a little if you overclock without increasing the voltage.
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Well depending how hight you set it I can burn your cpu. It can also shorten its life span if not too high. Also depending on the mobo. The asus z87 is on the safe list but you can also blow a mosfet. Make sure to google you cpu max volt and try to stay below it. My cpus max volt is about 1.5v and I prefer staying safe . I stopped at 1.4125

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do you think I would be better of if I overclock within windows with the asus ai3 software ?

No.

things done in the bios will always be better than an overclock done in software.
Like TwoCables said, youre worrying yourself sick! trust me, CPUs are pretty hard to kill!
and this is OCN! theres lots of people that have already thrashed the crap out of computers, with liquid nitrogen and crazy stuff like that! and there are more than enough people to help you get a stable daily overclock on your computer smile.gif

Edit:
Dude you bought an ROG board, they are meant to overclock. if you set the voltage too high the numbers will turn a different color suggesting you dont go that high, like i said, youll be fine, follow the guides here and youll be fine thumb.gif
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do you think I would be better of if I overclock within windows with the asus ai3 software ?

Do it in BIOS/UEFI, overclocking via software can cause instability and false readings.
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do you think I would be better of if I overclock within windows with the asus ai3 software ?

 

No. Use the BIOS.

 

As I said before: make a thread asking everyone to help you. Make sure the brand and model name of your motherboard are in the thread title, and put the CPU in there too ("4770K"). That's all you have to do. From there, just do what you're told and don't do anything else. So, don't do things that you haven't been told to do and you will do very well.

 

Note: Always remember that you will be told to use settings that the BIOS has been programmed to put in a different color. Do not be alarmed: this is normal. These colors are there to scare people who are trying to overclock without anyone helping them out.


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No. Use the BIOS.

As I said before: make a thread asking everyone to help you. Make sure the brand and model name of your motherboard are in the thread title, and put the CPU in there too ("4770K"). That's all you have to do. From there, just do what you're told and don't do anything else. So, don't do things that you haven't been told to do and you will do very well.

Note: Always remember that you will be told to use settings that the BIOS has been programmed to put in a different color. Do not be alarmed: this is normal. These colors are there to scare people who are trying to overclock without anyone helping them out.

^this

Also read up on threads here on the forum, there are plenty of people with the same motherboard, cpu, ect as you, see what they have done, read the advice they were given and it should be fairly straightforward when you do it yourself!

haha the color thing just makes you look at those numbers twice to be sure youre putting the right values in smile.gif
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