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Posted · Original PosterOP

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I am just providing links to information already available.

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Now with that out of the way:

I wanted to compile a list of overclocking guides that I've read and found helpful in the past and present. I've noticed a lot of people posting about getting help with overclocking. Hopefully this will help shed some light so that we don't all have a million posts on sort of the same topic but instead people can post here for help and we can all respond and stack answers in one easy spot. If you have other guides you think are good for other CPUs that aren't listed below, feel free to comment on this post and I'll add them. I don't have any guides on AMD CPUs since I don't use them.

DISCLAIMER: You're messing with the stock settings so if you break it, I'm not liable nor is the internet. Your mileage may vary depending chip to chip and how lucky you were in the silicon lottery. Good luck and have fun.

Guides:

Ivy Bridge Overclocking Guide (Asus Motherboards) by Swag @ OCN

This has all the basic and advanced information on overclocking using the Asus UEFI Bios, the screens used to be from a Maximus but now changed to the Sabertooth.

Additional screens for a 4.5 Stable Overclock by Totally Dubbed @ OCN can be found
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Complete Overclocking Guide: Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge ASRock Edition by kennyparker1337 @ OCN

I personally haven't used this one but I assume it's just more details on the Bios from ASRock.

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Personally I use Prime95 to stress test the CPU/Memory, CPU-Z to verify my overclocks and voltages, Task Manager to check my available memory, and RealTemp to monitor my min/max temperatures. Some people use OCCT and what not. There are many programs out there that people are preferential to.

Overclocking-wise, I roughly follow this:

1 Start my multiplier at 42 (4.2 GHz) and my voltage at 1.200

2 Run Prime95 for 10 minutes on the custom setting and using 90% of my available memory; which I check via Task Manager.

3.1 If Prime95 is stable for those 10 minutes, no BSOD or worker errors I can either..

A. Increase my multiplier for a higher overclock.

B. Decrease my voltage for less heat and wear on the CPU

3.2 If Prime 95 is NOT stable for those 10 minutes, I get a BSOD or worker errors...

A. Increase my voltage by 1 bump ie on my Sabertooth it goes by 0.005 so from 1.200 to 1.205 then run

B. Decrease my multiplier by 1

4 If happy with the settings after 10 minutes of Stable Prime95, I'll re-run Prime95 on custom, 90% of available memories, and FFT set to 10, for 8-12 hours. I usually stop around 8 hours but you should do it for 12 so the entire cycle completes. If you are unhappy, then keep pushing the multiplier and voltage until you are in a happy medium with your overclock and the maximum temperature you're comfortable with getting near. I try to keep my max around 85c but definitely under 90c.

5 If overclock is stable for the 8-12 hours, then you should be completely stable, enjoy and spam your CPU-Z validation in your friends' face.

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Quick Legend for BSOD codes

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0x101 = increase vcore

0x124 = increase/decrease vcore

0x0A = unstable RAM/IMC

0x1E = increase vcore

0x3B = increase vcore

0x3D = increase vcore

0x50 = RAM timings/Frequency unstable

0x109 = Not enough or too Much memory voltage

0x116 = Low IOH (NB) voltage, GPU issue

0x7E = Corrupted OS file

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Good, simple tutorial


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Good, simple tutorial
Thank you, sir.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks mate!
No problem, hope it helps.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What's so funny besides you posting bs to up your post count?


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What's so funny besides you posting bs to up your post count?
@xeks chill, hes already got 705 posts +1 really wont matter
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Xeks,

If you add some links to AMD oc guides (not just 8350/8150 gen but older gen like 1090t etc) and some older gen Intel ones, I may be inclined to sticky this =).


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What's so funny besides you posting bs to up your post count?
Not the point. It's annoying that it's just spam. Anyone can write "lol" randomly in a post, I'm only speaking up about it.

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Xeks,

If you add some links to AMD oc guides (not just 8350/8150 gen but older gen like 1090t etc) and some older gen Intel ones, I may be inclined to sticky this =).

Sticky or not, I don't know anything about OCing AMD chipsets since I haven't used one in 7+ years. I wrote this specifically for Intel users since I have the experience there. I also don't want to be the one to just do research and link it just for the sake of it. Sorry.

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What's so funny besides you posting bs to up your post count?
he has 710 comments and still a junior member, i guess that speaks for it self.

btw xeks nice and simple post. i like it

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What's so funny besides you posting bs to up your post count?
Thanks!

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Any advice' date=' tips, and/or guides on overclocking Bloomfield? [/quote']

Can't quite remember exactly but I believe you have to tweak the Base Clock and Base Frequency to get the proper speed...ie 200x19 = 3.6 or something like that. Run PCIe @ 100 MHz, Make sure your RAM has the right latency and not using XMP. Other than knowing a bit of that, I don't know specifics. Sorry! I ran my Core2 stock until I got my Ivy Bridge and started to learn and play from scratch.


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Thanks for the advice, xeks - appreciate it. I'll leave my 920 at stock since it doesn't seem to be much of an issue combined with my 660 ti OCd until I upgrade to Haswell and buy a more OC appropriate board to go with it.

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Thanks for the advice, xeks - appreciate it. I'll leave my 920 at stock since it doesn't seem to be much of an issue combined with my 660 ti OCd until I upgrade to Haswell and buy a more OC appropriate board to go with it.
No problem =)

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  • Central Processing Unit: Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K
  • Random-Access Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4x8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Aorus GeForce 1080 Ti
  • Power Supply Unit: Corsair Professional Series AX750
  • Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
  • Storage: AData S599 60GB + AData SU650 500GB + WDC Blue 1TB +AData SU800 1TB
  • Keyboard: CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB + CoolerMaster Master RGB Hard Gaming Mousepad
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Great guys, that is where I learned how to OC my Asus motherboards from xD

Glad this helped. Cheers.


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  • Central Processing Unit: Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K
  • Random-Access Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4x8 GB DDR3 1866 MHz
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Aorus GeForce 1080 Ti
  • Power Supply Unit: Corsair Professional Series AX750
  • Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
  • Storage: AData S599 60GB + AData SU650 500GB + WDC Blue 1TB +AData SU800 1TB
  • Keyboard: CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB + CoolerMaster Master RGB Hard Gaming Mousepad
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