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Hey everyone! I'm very, very new to the overclocking scene, but a long-time computer user, procedural programmer (currently in school for CIS; I'll be learning other paradigms soonish), and also a beginning game developer. I've just recently finished my very first build that I'd love to do some OC'ing on. Here's the build:

Motherboard: Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820k 3.7ghz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
PSU: Corsair AX860
Graphics Card: Asus R9270 2GDDR5
RAM Mods: Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8Gb 2400MHz XMP
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1Tb SATA3 6Gb/s
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD
Chassis: None (at least for now)

The nice BIOS plus the OC Panel makes it much simpler, I would suspect. If someone would like to help me or direct me towards some tutorials, it'd be much appreciated!
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Originally Posted by Masonjar13 View Post

Hey everyone! I'm very, very new to the overclocking scene, but a long-time computer user, procedural programmer (currently in school for CIS; I'll be learning other paradigms soonish), and also a beginning game developer. I've just recently finished my very first build that I'd love to do some OC'ing on. Here's the build:

Motherboard: Asus ROG Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820k 3.7ghz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
PSU: Corsair AX860
Graphics Card: Asus R9270 2GDDR5
RAM Mods: Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8Gb 2400MHz XMP
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1Tb SATA3 6Gb/s
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23" IPS LED LCD
Chassis: None (at least for now)

The nice BIOS plus the OC Panel makes it much simpler, I would suspect. If someone would like to help me or direct me towards some tutorials, it'd be much appreciated!

I'd check out the 3820-4820 overclocking club, and this guide on the Asus ROG forums
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post #3 of 13
Welcome aboard.

Don't use any of the built in "automatic" overclocking stuff.
Learn to overclock in the bios.
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post #4 of 13
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Thanks for the links, rofl, I found the second one especially helpful for understanding the basics. I ran a benchmark (Sandra) after following the tutorial exactly and it ID's my CPU as 3.7/4.3Ghz, but the speed reads at 3.7 across all tests, although the memory was clocked at 2134Mhz, as expected. My panel says the ratio is 43. Did I do something wrong or is that correct?

Noted, billbartuska, I would prefer it that way regardless tongue.gif and thank you.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Masonjar13 View Post

Thanks for the links, rofl, I found the second one especially helpful for understanding the basics. I ran a benchmark (Sandra) after following the tutorial exactly and it ID's my CPU as 3.7/4.3Ghz, but the speed reads at 3.7 across all tests, although the memory was clocked at 2134Mhz, as expected. My panel says the ratio is 43. Did I do something wrong or is that correct?

Noted, billbartuska, I would prefer it that way regardless tongue.gif and thank you.

Hmm.... To be perfectly honest, I don't know.
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post #6 of 13
FYI you should really get 4 sticks of cheaper RAM, as your 4820k can run quad channel memory.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by roflcopter159 View Post

Hmm.... To be perfectly honest, I don't know.
Well I guess I'll just have to experiment a little then thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

FYI you should really get 4 sticks of cheaper RAM, as your 4820k can run quad channel memory.
I plan on getting at least one more pair of HyperX Beast 8Gb modules, but right now, there's absolutely no options on changing anything, no money.
post #8 of 13
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Well I guess I'll just have to experiment a little then thumb.gif

That's all part of the fun thumb.gif good luck.
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post #9 of 13
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Hm, alright, well apparently 4.3 is the turbo speed, which is turned on. Upon doing another test, it says the speed is 3.7Ghz (86%). Can someone explain that? I thought it would create a new maximum, not a turbo speed.
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