Re: Overclocking ASRock z68 Extreme4 for complete dummies?
kick nailed it. Personally I was able to boot into Windows at 4.8 and 4.6Ghz but opted for 4.4 for stability. I have run test after test at 4400 and my temps are cool and solid. I simply went into the OC section of the BIOS and chose 4400 from the standard selections. I disabled spread spectrum, left all of the cpu voltage settings and memory settings on auto and rebooted. If you want to tweak more I'm sure you can get more out of the chip. It runs native at 3.3GHZ with Turbo at 3,7. With a few adjustments in the BIOS I'm running at 4.4GHZ. That's fabulous and rock solid. I have played games continuously, Prime 95, every diagnostic test know without a hiccup.
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4;Intel 2500k@4400;CoolerMaster Hyper212+ hs;8g GskillDDR3-1600; 2-5850s Crossfire; Crucial300SSD64g sataIII(OS), WDB 500g sataIII (data games);Antec TPII 750W psu; CoolerMaster HAF912; Logitech G35;Win7-64 HP;HannsG HZ281