reply to damonlab
Re: [OC] Overclocking Intel i7-3930K to 4.8 GHz Do it in 100-200mhz steps. 400mhz may be fine for the first jump but you want stability, so go in small increments.
It's been a while since I OC'd, but if memory serves you nudge the multiplier until it is unstable in stress tests, then nudge the vcore up until it is stable. Rinse & repeat.
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