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My PC order has finally arrived :) quick question about O.C

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
one quick question I have about my build. how do I overclock my cpu? can I just follow any youtube guide as long as its a i5 7600k cpu? or do I have to take into consideration of things like motherboards or anything? if anyone is able to tell me which things to change as I'm aiming for around 4.6ghz to 4.8ghz. thanks. build is below as well as pictures of it :)

Case
GAME MAX FALCON BLACK GAMING CASE (RGB LED)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-7600K (3.8GHz) 6MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING: LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GB, WiFi - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2666MHz (2 x 4GB)
Graphics Card
Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB G1 Rev 2
1st Hard Disk
250GB Samsung 850 2.5" EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling
Corsair H100i V2 Hydro Cooler w/ PCS Liquid Series Ultra Quiet Fans
Operating System
Windows 10 Home



 

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JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
Google a guide online.
Fair enough, but at the same time i did ask if i can watch any guide as long as its the i5 7600k or do i have to get a guide with my specific mobo and whatever? I never overclocked before and wanted to be sure.
 
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keynes

Multiverse Poster
A video with the same gpu should be fine. Not all CPUs are the same so with overclocking is trial and error.
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Fair enough, but at the same time i did ask if i can watch any guide as long as its the i5 7600k or do i have to get a guide with my specific mobo and whatever? I never overclocked before and wanted to be sure.
My point was that if you don't know the answer to questions like that you probably want to read up so that you understand enough to answer it yourself before you start shovelling extra voltage into your CPU :) While OCing these days is relatively safe, it's still possible to bork stuff.

Asus have a Kaby Lake overclocking guide, but I recommend reading more than just this.
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
My point was that if you don't know the answer to questions like that you probably want to read up so that you understand enough to answer it yourself before you start shovelling extra voltage into your CPU :) While OCing these days is relatively safe, it's still possible to bork stuff.

Asus have a Kaby Lake overclocking guide, but I recommend reading more than just this.
I could read a guide but they really don't make sense to me I just want to oc my i5 7600k on asus z270e not read up on all these cpu caches and sku or whatever. I bought a pc from PCS for a reason.
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
if I have the 7600k, will I be ok going into bios, changing the cpu multiplier to 48 and manual vcore at 1.35v? or is there other settings I need to change like the bclk thing or anything?
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
I bought a pc from PCS for a reason.
Just to take a step back for a moment...

There are 2 configurators. One with pre-overclocked systems where the OC is ready-configured by PC specialist and covered by the warranty: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/intel-z270-overclocked/ which costs about £9 more. The systems are pre-OCed upto 4.8GHz.

There is another configurator which sells a wider range of options and systems that aren't pre-overclocked: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/intel-z270-pc/

If you ordered a pre-OCed system, the OC will already be in place. If you didn't, your desire to overclock has nothing to do with PC Specialist.

If you don't know how to overclock yourself, the best advice is for you to take it seriously and read up and around overclocking. If you get it wrong you can damage your components, and invalidate your warranty.

If you want to slap some settings on and hope for the best, it's your money, and since you haven't actually listened to a single piece of advice you've been given on the forums - whether about the hardware in your build or about actually reading up about overclocks before you stuff more voltage into your processor - I'm sure nobody can stop you anyway :)
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
Just to take a step back for a moment...

There are 2 configurators. One with pre-overclocked systems where the OC is ready-configured by PC specialist and covered by the warranty: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/intel-z270-overclocked/ which costs about £9 more. The systems are pre-OCed upto 4.8GHz.

There is another configurator which sells a wider range of options and systems that aren't pre-overclocked: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/computers/intel-z270-pc/

If you ordered a pre-OCed system, the OC will already be in place. If you didn't, your desire to overclock has nothing to do with PC Specialist.

If you don't know how to overclock yourself, the best advice is for you to take it seriously and read up and around overclocking. If you get it wrong you can damage your components, and invalidate your warranty.

If you want to slap some settings on and hope for the best, it's your money, and since you haven't actually listened to a single piece of advice you've been given on the forums - whether about the hardware in your build or about actually reading up about overclocks before you stuff more voltage into your processor - I'm sure nobody can stop you anyway :)
really are not of any help, I read up on a guide that said to change the multiplier to 48 and the vcore to 1.35v. what I asked here are they the only 2 settings required to change? why is it in forums no ones answers the question itself that is ask, the question about the multiplier and vcore only requires a yes or a no if other things need changing aswell ;/ once again, are they the 2 only things I need to change?
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
really are not of any help, I read up on a guide that said to change the multiplier to 48 and the vcore to 1.35v. what I asked here are they the only 2 settings required to change? why is it in forums no ones answers the question itself that is ask, the question about the multiplier and vcore only requires a yes or a no if other things need changing aswell ;/
I didn't just come up with a random vcore out of no where ;/
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
I could read a guide but they really don't make sense to me I just want to oc my i5 7600k on asus z270e not read up on all these cpu caches and sku or whatever. I bought a pc from PCS for a reason.
To learn about anything you have to read up. Overclocking is a science of trial and error. It takes time to master.
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
To learn about anything you have to read up. Overclocking is a science of trial and error. It takes time to master.
your not getting what I'm asking clearly, all I WANT TO KNOW, is if the cpu multiplier and vcore are the only 2 things I need to change. just a simple yes or no? ;/ I understand you need certain voltages etc, what no one is telling me is that if cpu multiplier and vcore are the ONLY TWO things I need to change or if there are other things required. ;/
 
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SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
your not getting what I'm asking clearly, all I WANT TO KNOW, is if the cpu multiplier and vcore are the only 2 things I need to change. just a simple yes or no? ;/
And if you’d read up on overclocking you’d know the answer immediately. You’ve obviously got some more reading to do.
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
Because you're asking the wrong questions, and nobody wants to give you bad advice. It's also important you actually understand what you are doing with overclocking.

I didn't just come up with a random vcore out of no where ;/
Oh but you did, and you don't even realise it mate.

Every processor is different - as in, every individual chip. Some will go to 4.8GHz, some won't. Some will need X voltage to get there, some will need Y. Furthermore, if your CPU can be stable on lower voltage than X, it's better to shave that extra off to reduce temps. So picking 1.35v because it works for someone else or because it appears as a rough guideline, is picking a number at random.

Like I said, if you want to overclock yourself, you need to actually read up around it. If you want to twiddle random settings, then it's at your own risk.

And if you’d read up on overclocking you’d know the answer immediately. You’ve obviously got some more reading to do.
This.

I'm not trying to be unhelpful - I'm trying to get you to not risk frying your computer.
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
And if you’d read up on overclocking you’d know the answer immediately. You’ve obviously got some more reading to do.
is a simple yes or no really that hard for anyone at PCS forums to answer? ARE THEY THE ONLY 2 SETTINGS TO CHANGE? SIMPLE ANSWER, YES OR NO? ;/ seriously
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
is a simple yes or no really that hard for anyone at PCS forums to answer? ARE THEY THE ONLY 2 SETTINGS TO CHANGE? SIMPLE ANSWER, YES OR NO? ;/ seriously
cos I'm gonna understand a in depth overclock guide when this is the first proper pc I have had. reading up on the guide is nothing to me. blck this, flck that.
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
is a simple yes or no really that hard for anyone at PCS forums to answer? ARE THEY THE ONLY 2 SETTINGS TO CHANGE? SIMPLE ANSWER, YES OR NO? ;/ seriously
You won’t get advice here until you know the basic principles on overclocking, otherwise you’ll mess it up and fry your board and/or cpu.
 

JSanderson99

Bronze Level Poster
Because you're asking the wrong questions, and nobody wants to give you bad advice. It's also important you actually understand what you are doing with overclocking.

Oh but you did, and you don't even realise it mate.

Every processor is different - as in, every individual chip. Some will go to 4.8GHz, some won't. Some will need X voltage to get there, some will need Y. Furthermore, if your CPU can be stable on lower voltage than X, it's better to shave that extra off to reduce temps. So picking 1.35v because it works for someone else or because it appears as a rough guideline, is picking a number at random.

Like I said, if you want to overclock yourself, you need to actually read up around it. If you want to twiddle random settings, then it's at your own risk.

This.

I'm not trying to be unhelpful - I'm trying to get you to not risk frying your computer.
so telling me to read a guide isn't that helpful either then is it? because every cpu is different, cant follow a guide ;/
 
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