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New to oc and advice


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Oct 19, 2011
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Grayson, GA
Hi All, I have finally got my new build up and running.

I7 2600k
asus p8z68v
Kuhler 920 cooler
8gb corsair vengeance 9-9-9-24
xfx 6750hd 1gb
ocz zs series 750w psu
ocz 60gb ssd for os
Win 7 Ulti 64b

Iam wondering how to and what to do, as far as using the built OC tool in the motherboard or go in and do them myself. Or use the asus ai program and do the fast oc or the extreme( does both cpu and ram)
And how can i do the vid card, it needs a little boost.
May 23, 2008
376 (0.11/day)
South Jersey
Depending on where you live and what the environment is like, fast OC is probably more than enough for you. If its cool enough though and you have good case flow, try teh extreme OC out.

ASUS software throws BCLK into the mix, so you can use that to determine a 24/7 stable BCLK and adjust the CPU and mem multiplers on your own to get a bit of extra performance if you do not feel like finding your BCLK by yourself.

CPU clocks should easily do 4.5 GHz depending on your case/fans. Extreme should push it to 4.6/4.7

Not saying that is an "extreme OC" just saying that is about where the extreme setting will clock you too. Unfortunately it also tends to drop our RAM mul;ti to keep it under "stock" (IE my 2133 gets dropped to 1866 and BCLKed up to about 1950.. but at 2133 timings.)

Also at stock 1600 MHZ is fine, but if going past 4.5 GHz I would try and get RAM speed up to about 1866 if you can.
Sep 18, 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
System Name Red Giant
Processor Intel Core i7-2600k @ 4.4 Ghz
Motherboard Asus P67 Sabertooth
Cooling Corsair H100i V2
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Video Card(s) MSI Twin Frozr II 6950 2GB
Storage 960 GB Sandisk SSD
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Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB Silent
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I know this isn't exactly what you are looking for but I am just going to throw it out their that you do not need to really overclock that CPU to do anything.
Mar 23, 2005
2,995 (0.64/day)
Ancient Greece, Acropolis (Time Lord)
System Name My Red Dragon Gaming PC
Processor AMD FX-8350 @ 4.40GHz w/8-Cores - Bus 277 / 1.35v
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula ROG - Bios v1801
Cooling Corsair H100 Water Cooling (120mm x4 Push/Pull)
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2210 (8GBx2)
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE (ATI) DUAL-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC + Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ LE
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I believe Neuromancer summed it up quite nice.
Here's my take, use a Windows based OC'ing tool. And manually raise the CPU multiplier one step at a time, each time you will have to test for stability, once you run into instability, bump the CPU's vCore Voltage a notch, and continue this process. It's slow but dam rewarding. Yes it takes time but once again dam rewarding.

Be sure not to OC your RAM, you can always do this later on, what you are trying to do right now is figure out the best stable CPU OC first. Though I think your ram speed is more than enough.

Now once you find out your stable OC, convert that info and input them into the BIOS for a permanent setup.

Good Luck,


where the hell are my stars
Jul 23, 2006
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Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
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Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
God what has this forum come to windows based oc??????

Google around find an average clock setting set it to that in the BIOS and see if it works. Trail and error from then out.