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Hello guyz ! I have an i7-4790K processor,and i would like to OC it from 4.0 GHz to 4.2-4.3 GHz. I have an MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC motherboard. I tried setting the MHz to 4400,but when i restart my pc it says overclocking failed. I guess i would have to change the voltages as well ??

http://kepfeltoltes.hu/160718/alaplap_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

These are the default settings. I would like you guyz to help me,which things should i change? and to what value ? i haven't overclocked before,and im sure some of you knows the voltages i should use ! smile.gif

Thank you in advance !
Edited by adykaaa - 7/18/16 at 2:19am
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Go here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics

All you need to know is there.
Post in that thread if you need more help.
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well,i read the guide,but i didnt really understand how to do it biggrin.gif or how to change the voltages
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The guide tells you what voltage's and how to raise them to.

What part dont you understand ?
(there is more then 1 voltage you need to adjust and can be called different per manufactur)

I could help you along but that thread should be easier/faster.

What board, PSU and CPU cooler do you have ?
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Does it not already turbo to 4.2ghz? I've the same processor and I've never touched any settings yet it regularily hits that speed.
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http://kepfeltoltes.hu/160718/11_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

Core speed is about 4400 Mhz. Does it mean that i was succesfull OC'ing it ?biggrin.gif
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Does it not already turbo to 4.2ghz? I've the same processor and I've never touched any settings yet it regularily hits that speed.

Depending on load and core use it can even turbo to 4,4ghz.
Better to have it turbo to 4,4ghz in all situations though.
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http://kepfeltoltes.hu/160718/11_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

Core speed is about 4400 Mhz. Does it mean that i was succesfull OC'ing it ?biggrin.gif

No it means you succesfully upped a multiplier.
I see 1.20V, pretty low for 4,4ghz.

Do a stability test to see if your stable.
If not raise core voltage. (have input voltage at 1.9V)

Make sure to test WITHOUT AVX.
I like to use OCCT.

Keep temperatures under 90 degrees while stress testing.
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i clicked "OC Genie " in my motherboard's bios,my cpu idles ~45°C,will do a stress test when i get home again.
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i clicked "OC Genie " in my motherboard's bios,my cpu idles ~45°C,will do a stress test when i get home again.

If it works it works but still needs to be tested.

Still would like to know what board, cooler and PSU you are using biggrin.gif
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i have a coolermaster G650M (or smth lik that), an MSI Z97 Mpower MAX AC motheroard, and a sytche mugen 3 cooler.
Btw i appreciate your help dude,thanks for answering my stupid questions !!!smile.gif

and if i succesfully "upped my multiplier" does that mean that my cpu is faster already ?do i get more fps if i play a high cpu demanding game?
Edited by adykaaa - 7/18/16 at 4:45am
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