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Windows 7: Starting my 2600k build today!

10 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Starting my 2600k build today!

Well after going back and forth if i should do a build, a couple 2600k threads here convinced me it was time lol I am hoping to go 4.4-5ghz range

Just a note, you will notice the low end video card, that was by design, it's just a temp card

Here is what I picked up.
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

Micro Center 64GB SATA II 3.0Gb/s 2.5" G2 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) With SandForce 1222 Controller (ADATA S599)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST31000528AS

HIS H557HR1G ATi Radeon HD 5570 1024MB DDR3 PCIe 2.1 x 16

Antec True Power New 750w ATX Power Supply

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower

Hopefully I don't have to but if i run into any issues with the build I will post here.

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10 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Nice one meth , should be a sweet system!

Best of luck with the build.

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10 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Is it wise going with the auto over clock function on the board? Is there an o/c for dummies somewhere lol
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10 Apr 2011   #4


It's always preferable to manually adjust key settings (especially anything to do with voltages) when overclocking.

The less Auto, the better.
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10 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

They are so easy to clock its untrue.

I think you can get upto 4.2 with everything on auto and setting the multiplier to 42.

When you start to go into the higher clocks then its best to set everything yourself like the voltage.

I still don't know what a safe voltage is on these chips for a 24/7 clock so I have mine running at 4.6ghz with a 1.36vcore. Which has been rock stable.

I took it up to 4.9ghz for a short while but it needed over 1.4vcore and until I find out if thats safe I am more than happy with 4.6.

If you run into any issues getting to 4.5ish then give us a shout and I will have a look through my bios to see exactly what I have it set at and what I disabled etc.
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10 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I appreciate the help guys, hopefully you don't hear me crying to much today

I have been reading around all day today just to get as much info as possible prior to building. So far I got this, hopefully I am not misinformed as of yet.

I will be tinkering with the turbo multiplier
I would need to stay below 1.4v vcore (lower the better obviously)

Will i be messing with

Thanks again
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10 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I didn't need to mess with any of the things you have listed , it appears mine overclocks so easy its not needed.

From what I can remember I just disabled a few things like the power saving modes , changed the multiplier and vcore and that was it .

Obviously you want coretemp and cpuz installed to monitor your clocks.
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10 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

Here are a few links posted by Dave76 from another thread on how to OC a 2600K processor to manually OC as smarteyeball has suggested in a previous post.

Disclaimer: I personally do not know how to OC or have OC'd a processor and cannot personally endorse the validity of the posted links
Someone with OC experience could offer validity of the posted links.
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10 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey guys, just finally got all up and running. I didnt touch any settings yet, I am just getting my drivers installed. Here is a screen shot, does everything look ok? Whats up with the core voltage being under 1?

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11 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

It looks fine to me.

As I can see from the screen shot the processor is not under full load , the voltage will be on auto in the bios at the moment so it will go up and down when needed.
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