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Windows 7: New gaming rig need help OC'ing

17 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
New gaming rig need help OC'ing

I'm running Intel Core i7 2600k @ 3.4Ghz stock, Asus P8P67 Deluxe MB, Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 2x4GB C9, Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler, Corsair HX850 PSU, Corsair Full Tower 800D, ASUS GTX 590

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17 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

honest opinion? It doesnt need overclocking...

but if your interested in first time overclocking your best off watching videos on youtube.

basically you start off by increasing the cpu multiplier in small incriments, then boot, run prime 95 for a while and then up it some more, once you get to the point its no longer stable you can then up the cpu voltage a small amount and try again. youc an also adjust the front side bus a small amount to get even smaller amounts of mhz out of the system.

thats a very simplified version of what to do. check out "linus tech tips" or "NCIX tech tips" on youtube. Linus is a legend lol
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17 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

i decided not to be so lazy..

there you go


the second video is for LGA1055 models, as im unsure if the lga1366 i7 (first video) is different in terms of multiple multipliers or not.
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17 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

I have readed on forums that i7 2600k is oc'd up to 5GHz with DH-N14 and it have excellent temps.

Anyway I think that you won't need oc on that pc.
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18 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

If you are going to overclock, make sure you download 2 programs called 'coretemp' and 'cpu-z' these are good programs for safely monitoring your overclock.

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18 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Reason i'm ocing cause i play starcraft 2 and stream at the same i wanna rip every ounce out of it for better performance
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19 Nov 2011   #7


Go for it. It's so damn easy OCing these 2nd gen chips it's not funny. Hell, it's hardly even fun any more.

But watch the voltage on the Asus boards - they like to overvolt if left on auto.

I've got the Z68 version of that board, and all I did iirc:

Set the Ram to use the X.MP profile if not done so already.
Disable Turbo Boost
Disable CPU PLL overvoltage
Voltage +offset (vcore setting is an 'individual' thing. I'm using the offset because I've left Speedstep etc enabled) )
Multiplier to 45

4.5ghz stress test stable off the bat. Volts/temps good. Not even a single blue screen during testing. Didn't feel like overclocking at all...
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 New gaming rig need help OC'ing

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