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Old 12-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Overclock Guide for i7-3770k w/ ASRock Extreme4

Hi all,

So basically I'm brand new to OC. I know little/nothing at all about how to do it, although after some research I understand the concept of increasing FBS and the multiplier to boost the clock speed. As well as using voltage for stability and keeping an eye on temperature.

The issue is I don't know how to use the ASrock BIOS to overclock anything or where to start. If someone could give me a guide or a bit of education on how to actually overclock using the ASROCK motherboard I'd be extremely grateful.

Additional Info: I'm using a Hyper 612 PWM CPU Cooler and I have 4 additional fans set up in the computer.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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Not much to change in the UEFI to overclock your chip. What's your goal?
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just picked up mine today. So far I'm blown away. looks like all I need is 1.17v for 4.5ghz. That seems crazy low to me. My 2700k needed 1.28 for the same speed. Is this an effect of 22nm or do I have a Gem of a chip?
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just picked up mine today. So far I'm blown away. looks like all I need is 1.17v for 4.5ghz. That seems crazy low to me. My 2700k needed 1.28 for the same speed. Is this an effect of 22nm or do I have a Gem of a chip?
Seems about right.

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My preference is to use Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility. The only things that are really necessary are to change your voltage mode to offset (+.005v) and disable C3/C6/C package states (causes instability for me). It's probably a good idea to pick your LLC (with the latest bios, "3" is the perfect setting for me), and my memory is 1.25v so I changed that.

Everything else can be set from Windows.
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IDC, thanks for the chart!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Here you go:

Overclock.net: Sandy / Ivy Bridge | Complete Overclocking Guide | *ASRock Edition*

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Anandtech: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 Owners Thread
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My preference is to use Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility. The only things that are really necessary are to change your voltage mode to offset (+.005v) and disable C3/C6/C package states (causes instability for me). It's probably a good idea to pick your LLC (with the latest bios, "3" is the perfect setting for me), and my memory is 1.25v so I changed that.

Everything else can be set from Windows.

Hey Yuriman! I'm using 1.21v on 3770k and extreme4 for 4.5 ghz, what settings and voltages (LLC VTT PLL vcore) should I use for higher frequencies for it to be stable for daily use, or at least to conduct some cinebench and 3dmarks? I'm in dire need of help as I forgot my winter time settings for 4.8 daily..
Using custom watercooling.

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PS: and what/how should I use intel extreme tuning? need specifics here, please.
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