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Help with a simple, safe first-time overclock with a 4670k on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H.

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I'm getting my PC rig soon and I want to do a simple overclock when I get it. I've never done this before so I was hoping to find a video of some sort. I found this one on youtube:I'm getting a UD4H motherboard and the one in the video is a UD3H but I was hoping it would be a similar interface and process.

Is this video good to follow for an easy overclock? Also, my rig is coming from ibuypower.com and it states it has a "Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150] - Standard 120mm Fan". I'm assuming this is pretty basic as I didn't pay extra for it. Is this good enough for a 4.2 overclock? Thanks for any help ahead of time!
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Water Cooling on CPU, more than enough for an i5 to aim for 4.2 GHz. You should be able to hit even 4.5 GHz easily with reasonable temperatures such as max 75°C while stress testing. This depends on how much voltage is required to run your CPU stable on such a overclock such as 4.5 GHz.

Take a look at this guide first (My guidance may not be 100% right):
"www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics"

The amount of voltage you input into your CPU will affect the CPU temperature. I'd say with decent All in one cooling, you'd be able to get to about 1.38v for reasonable temperatures like i mentioned before. (I'd say don't ever go above 1.38V just to be safe.)

Use Prime95 (Program) for stress testing your CPU
Use Realtemp for CPU temperature monitoring.
Always use a manual voltage mode for your CPU voltage when stress testing.
Keep your BLCK (Base Clock) on 100.00 MHz, putting the setting higher can cause damage to your hardware.
When aiming for a desired overclock, use the core multiplier to change the clock speed of the CPU. For example

With a BLCK (Base Clock) of 100.00 MHz, you set the multiplier to, lets say: 45x for 4.5 GHz clock speed. Now, the CPU voltage required will vary, average I'd say is around 1.25V. As all CPU's require different amounts of voltage to get it stable at the same clock speed.

And for the UD3H and UD4H, usually getting a higher model pretty much means more features. The previous settings should still be the same as the higher model of the gigabyte motherboard.
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