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I have a asus z87 rog maximus vi hero I never overclocked before I read a review on the z87 rog hero on tweaktown.com and it said you can automatically overclock your cpu to 4.2ghz 4.4ghz or 4.6ghz by using a option in the asus rog uefi bios advanced mode called cpu level up it is similar to the standard asus z87 auto overclock feature called 4 way optimization is this overclocking method any good ? and above all is it safe ?
    
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No. The overclocking method is not good because it overestimates how much CPU voltage it needs for stability. You're better off overclocking the CPU manually. Yeah both those auto oc methods are very similar.
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No. The overclocking method is not good because it overestimates how much CPU voltage it needs for stability. You're better off overclocking the CPU manually. Yeah both those auto oc methods are very similar.
can I overclock to 4.2ghz with out messing with the voltage and what else would I have to do besides changing the cpu core ratio to 42
    
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Changing only the CPU core ratio to 42 should work.
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Changing only the CPU core ratio to 42 should work.

i wouldnt do that with vcore set to auto though.
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I'd recommend to take a look at one of the Haswell Overclocking Guides for overclocking your CPU, it's highly recommended that you follow the steps on how to overclock. You're better off this way.

Here's an Haswell Overclocking Guide: "http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide"
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