There are so many overclocking tutorials out there, I know many people look upon posts such as this with a sense of scorn, then quickly link the person to a tutorial and go on their merry way.
This is ok, I feel similarly sometimes with other computer related issues, but I find that personally, I really like the reassurance of talking my issue over personally with other people, and being able to ask specific questions to get what and where I want to be.
I have got my 3770k running stable on a 4.5ghz overclock using the TurboV EVO utility on my Asus p8z77-V Deluxe board, but "A Guy" pointed out to me the generous voltages often provided by these software overclocks can often cause higher than necessary temperatures. Currently my OC will run at about 75 degrees, but with an h100 on the system, I would like it if that could be a bit lower. Because of this I would like to try my hand at manual overclocking.
I understand how helpful tutorials can be, however after reading many I have never felt sufficiently prepared to try it myself. It's just lots of little things often assumed or left out by accident. So first off, if anyone knows of an especially helpful tutorial, please feel free to link it here, just know that is not problem solved in my mind. Question Time:
-Tutorials always speak like "adjust the voltage accordingly", how do I know what voltage changes I should be making? What happens if there isn't enough? how do I know? What happens if there is too much? how do I know? Are there dangers in too much/not enough volts?
-When I am just going through testing my voltages and such, how do I know when I should stop and start testing more extensively or button back? Say I went 1 multiplier too high for stability, will I know because the system will crash on start up? Do I have to run Prime95 at every step?
-There is base clock and multiplier, TurboV EVO adjusts both, is that what one normally does in a manual OC? Which one first? At what intervals?
I don't really expect someone to come along and answer all those questions, I am just showing my view that there still seems to be a lot unknown, too much for me to feel confident starting myself. If someone could just start by pointing me in the right direction, what is the first step and exactly how might I go about that with my hardware, then we can work from there.