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OverClocking my CPU new to overclocking

Jonkerstien
Level 7
I am new to overclocking my CPU and was wonder what i have to do to get this started where i have to go and what i have to do it safely i have messed around in the BIOS but every time it fails to overclock before the system reboots and i have to default everything again to get my PC booted

Computer Information:
Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge 3.40GHz
Corsiar H80i Water Cooling for CPU
ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 Intel Z68 DDR3
Corsair HX750 750W Modular Power Supply
Gigabyte nVidia Geforce GTX570 OC 1280MB( Upgrading to EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked ACX 3GB)
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Nate152
Moderator
Hi, Jonkerstien, I can help you with this. You've come to the right place to overclock your cpu and we can do it right here. I see you have a K cpu that is beggin' to be overclocked. You will see it's easy to do. Before we get started You will need a cpu temperature monitor monitoring program and a cpu stress testing program such as prime95. You can download Real/Core Temp to show cpu temps. Download cpu-z if you don't already have it. Have these 3 programs installed before we begin. I see you have the H80i cpu cooler. We want to see 80c or below at all times. Ready?

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9
and no currently its not in xmp mode
Also i have unitalled asus Suit 2

Jonkerstien
Level 7
Sure am i have all those programs installed

Nate152
Moderator
Please tell me the brand of your ram, the specs of it and if it is in XMP mode.

Nate152 wrote:
Please tell me the brand of your ram, the specs of it and if it is in XMP mode.

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9
and no currently its not in xmp mode
Also i have unitalled asus Suit 2

Nate152
Moderator
Ok, Go into your bios on the extreme tweaker tab and set the AI Overclock tuner to manual. Hit F5 to set defaults. Sync/By all cores, Set a multiplier of 41. Set the vcore to 1.25v and check to see that the cpu target speed is 4100 MHz. Do this and return.

Now i dont mean to sound stupid i went there and i couldnt find all the settings there mind sending me a screen shot as then i woull at least know what i am doing or something i can read so i dont blow up the CPU

graphic
Level 11
hi there, it can be very hard when first get into overclocking,
but once you start then there's no turning back,
check out this link and try to familiarize yourself
with the bios.....
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?2157-Maximus-IV-Extreme-Bios-Sandybridge-CPU-Overview-and-C...
remember google what you wan't to know, as I am sure someone else has allready asked the question, been there done that .......
good luck

Nate152
Moderator
In the bios, Hit F5 to set defaults, AI Overclock Tuner to manual, sync all cores, cpu core ratio 41, cpu core voltage 1.25v. This is all we are going to change. Make sure you have these entered correctly.