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Asrock Z77 Extreme Turbo Overclock

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Specs:

 

i5 3570k cpu

Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 mobo

Corsair HX650 psu

Gigabyte GTX 670

Corsair GT 120GB ssd

WD Caviar Black 2TB

G. Skill Ares 1600 16GB memory

 

I just put this rig together and went to overclock my cpu. When I went into the bios settings I noticed there was an option to set up your bios for 'Turbo Boost Overclocking' automatically with defaults of 4.0, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5ghz. I chose the 4.2ghz setting and have been running it for the past couple of days. The cores run at 1.6ghz with normal use and then when gaming it will boost up to a constant 4.2ghz. My cpu temp averages around 50C when gaming (tested using Spec Ops and Skyrim) and has peaked at 63C. My system has been very stable and I've had no crashes during long periods of gaming.

 

Basically I am new to overclocking and I know this is not the way it is usually done. Is there anything wrong with doing it this way, has anyone else with this mobo tried using these settings and lastly, running at these temps should I push my cpu to a higher setting?

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you just have to be careful it doesnt crank the v up to high when using auto oc on mb

manually you just increase the multi and stress test it with prime95 with realtemp increasing the v as needed till you reach a stable oc your happy with

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According to CPUID cpu VCORE is averaging 0.90V while idle and has peaked at 1.14V I will report back with the load stats.

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under 1.3v is perfectly fine on air aslong as the temps arnt to bad

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Cool, my understanding is I should be aiming to keep my temps under 75C?

that would be playing it nice and safe

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