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Recommend me a good overclocking SOFTWARE for Sandybridge & Haswell Overclocking

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Hello,
Please recommend me a good overclocking SOFTWARE for Sandybridge & Haswell overclock.

I usually overclock in my motherboard BIOS, but would like to test out software overclocking. I plan to get it to a stable OC in software testing and then plug the stable settings into my motherboard BIOS to make it more permanent. This way, I can avoid having to restart my computer 20 times in order to find the lowest stable voltage for my OC settings.

Rig:
1) i7 2600k + 1600MHz DDR3 RAM + MSI P67A-C43 motherboard
2) G3258 + 1600MHz DDR3 RAM + MSI H81 motherboard
post #2 of 7
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24075/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-
just do some research before diving in
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I downloaded Intel Extreme Tuning yesterday...and it didn't allow any overclocking options for me. The section to change the multiplier was missing. This was for my sandybridge. I also had it on my G3258 H81 rig - the mutliplier was there, but it couldn't go higher than stock x32.

Does Intel's software OC stuff only works for Intel motherboards?
Edited by Bluescreendeath - 6/21/16 at 9:53am
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Does Intel's software OC stuff only works for Intel motherboards?

I have ASUS board and it works fine for me.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Sandisk 120 GB Extreme Sata III 2 TB WD Intellipower Green External converted t... 4 TB WD 5400 RPM Green Internal Samsung 256 GB 850 PRO SSD 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Loki Win 8.1 -64 bit Philips 190vW D-sub 1440x900 LG 29'' 2560x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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the utility detects weather your setup will allow it to work or not...this ) i7 2600k + 1600MHz DDR3 RAM + MSI P67A-C43 motherboard
should be able to work with this..but your other rig...the h series chip set isn't meant for OCing
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the utility detects weather your setup will allow it to work or not...this ) i7 2600k + 1600MHz DDR3 RAM + MSI P67A-C43 motherboard
should be able to work with this..but your other rig...the h series chip set isn't meant for OCing

I see, thanks. The utility probably messed up on the startup detection then. I'll reinstall it for my 2600k and try again tonight.

Are there other good OC utilities? I presume SetFSB doesn't work for anything past the 1st gen Core-I's because of the switch to multiplier overclocking?
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have you tried your boards software?
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