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hey i have never overclocked befor and was seeing if there was someone who could help me oc my i5 3570k im useing a msi z77A-gd65 mobo it has the oc button on the bord but that dont seem 2 be doing anything at al i shut the pc off turn the oc button on then start pc nothing so how eles can i oc im a noob 2 overclocking
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Overclocking correctly involves a lot more than pushing a button, in fact, don't do that. It will only get you into trouble.

I wrote this little guide. There are many more available, some a lot more detailed and that will get you bigger overclocks, but this is a good starting place for a beginner.

How I overclock any Motherboard, with any CPU, with any Memory
Assumptions:
You have a motherboard with an overclocking bios.
All automatic overclocking and speed controls are disabled in the bios.
All bios settings are set to their defaults, except memory is unlinked.
You know how to reset your bios.
You have this software, at a minimum:
CPU-Z, SuperPi, HwMonitor, or CoreTemp, and a CPU stress program (I like OCCT)

Overview:
Overclock the Motherboard, CPU and Memory separately, one at a time.

If you do the above, and make one change at a time you will know what is causing your OC to fail and can make appropriate corrections. Use a pencil and paper and write down each change and the result.

Procedure:
Monitor your computer by running CPU-Z, SuperPi, HwMonitor, or CoreTemp, and a CPU stress program after each bios change.

Motherboard:
You want to find the highest FSB you can use and be stable.
How:
Set the Multiplier to a low number such that your CPU runs well below its “stock” speed
Set the Memory speed such that your memory runs well below its “stock” speed.
Start raising the FSB setting slowly (maybe 5 at a time) until failure. Back off by 5 and start raising the FSB setting 1 at a time until failure.
Now you know the highest FSB you can use and be stable.

CPU:
You want to find the highest CPU speed you can use and be stable.
How:
Set the FSB to “stock” setting.
Set the Memory speed such that your memory runs well below its “stock” speed.
Set the Multiplier to its “stock” setting.
Start raising the FSB setting slowly (maybe 5 at a time) until failure. Back off by 5 and start raising the FSB setting 1 at a time until failure.

Memory:
You want to find the highest Memory speed you can use and be stable.
Set the FSB to “stock” setting.
Set the Memory speed such that your memory runs well below its “stock” speed.
Set the Multiplier to its “stock” setting.
Start raising the FSB setting slowly (maybe 5 at a time) until failure. Back off by 5 and start raising the FSB setting 1 at a time until failure.
Now you know the highest Memory speed you can use and be stable.

When you know all three, maximum FSB, maximum CPU speed, and maximum Memory speed, you can put them all together in the bios and have a pretty good overclock.
Edited by billbartuska - 4/4/14 at 3:43pm
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i dont understand any of that i dont even no what im doin at all i cant even get my msi bios 2 update
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i dont understand any of that i dont even no what im doin at all i cant even get my msi bios 2 update

That explanation is about as simple as it gets.....
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Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
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That explanation is about as simple as it gets.....

Except for the part where you can't overclock with the FSB any longer. So...pretty much useless.

OP, try this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1247413/ivy-bridge-overclocking-guide-with-ln2-guide-at-the-end/0_30
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