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I just got my new HP Envy Phoenix desktop a few days ago with the 4790k. It also came with liquid cooling. The overclocking settings was already enabled from the factory when looking into the bios. Just not sure how to use them properly? Will post a picture of options to choose from.

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You'll want to get a program that shows your core voltage and temps. That way you'll know if those numbers correlate to the core voltage. Then just increase all core ratios one step at a time and run stability/temp tests. If it wont boot or crashes during test for 10-20 min. increase voltage limits a little bit and try again. Try not to exceed 1.25v for starters and stop the tests if you start getting temps above 85C within the first 20 min. Once you find a good stopping point run a stability test for an hour or two to be sure, and up to 24 hours if you want to be crazy sure.

If you do it methodically, you should be good.

For stress/stability testing, I like Prime95 v26.6 SmallFFT test. Some others are Intell Burn In, x264, or OCCT.
Edited by kl6mk6 - 5/18/15 at 10:34am
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I do have Aida64 paid version. I have read the FPU test alone is the best test to do stress wise to really heat things up for stability check. I am just confused with those 2 power limits. What to put them at. I would like to shoot for 4.4GHz straight away and I would be perfectly happy with that. I would not want to go further. Imo, that would be a friendly/moderate OC?

Voltage wise. It looks to be on auto pilot as I see no settings in my bios to adjust that? All I have for overclocking selections is the picture I posted.
Edited by FattysGoneWild - 6/12/15 at 11:44am
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Any ideas what those 2 settings should be at to avoid throttling?
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Would this picture help? Looks like it pertains to wattage? So, I should just set them both to any high number to avoid downclocking?

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