[SOLVED] First Time Overclocking...i5-8600k

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Hello! I'm trying to overclock my first PC build...
CPU: i5-8600K w/ 212 Hyper
Mobo: ASRock Z370 Killer
RAM: Team T-Force Dark 16GB 3000
GPU: MSI GTX 1070 Armor OC

I'm aiming for 4.8GHz on the CPU. It seems like people are hovering around 1.270-1.300V at this speed.

Question #1: I'm looking for reliability as well so I don't want to run at 4.8GHz @ 1.3V all the time. Once I find what voltage my chip is stable at for 4.8GHz what settings can I use so that it will lower at idle? Will it do this automatically?

Question #2: AVX Offset. I'm thinking I will try to leave this at 0 and then run an AVX stress test to see if it will be stable and cool at 4.8GHz. Is this safe or should I set 2-3 offset initially?

Question #3: Do I need to increase Long and Short Duration Power Limits?

Question #4: Are there any other features that are really important that I have enabled/disabled when overclocking? TurboBoost and SpeedStep? Cache Ratio? The only things I'm currently planning on messing with are the CPU Multiplier, AVX Offset, and core voltage.
 

The Original Ralph

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MSI put up a pretty decent OC guide on their website https://www.msi.com/blog/intel-9th-cpu-overclocking-5ghz-with-z390-motherboards

some of the nomenclature maybe different from your board's but it won't take a sec or two to figure what it's called on your board. They have one selection that i haven't seen on the other boards I've used, and they don't even state to select it, but in the first page you can see "Expert" selected vs Auto.. All it does is take all the preset OC enhancers and dis-ables them, ie Intel Turbo Boost, "Enhanced Turbo boost", XMP etc, and let's you select the settings manually

go thru each page and it'll give you a good "by the numbers" OCing guide - as to question 3, i'd leave those alone

questions 1, i'll leave for others to respond, question 2 i asked in this thread and got some pretty good answers, especilly computronix's http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3843186/folks-set-offset-avx-ocing.html
 

The Original Ralph

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MSI put up a pretty decent OC guide on their website https://www.msi.com/blog/intel-9th-cpu-overclocking-5ghz-with-z390-motherboards

some of the nomenclature maybe different from your board's but it won't take a sec or two to figure what it's called on your board. They have one selection that i haven't seen on the other boards I've used, and they don't even state to select it, but in the first page you can see "Expert" selected vs Auto.. All it does is take all the preset OC enhancers and dis-ables them, ie Intel Turbo Boost, "Enhanced Turbo boost", XMP etc, and let's you select the settings manually

go thru each page and it'll give you a good "by the numbers" OCing guide - as to question 3, i'd leave those alone

questions 1, i'll leave for others to respond, question 2 i asked in this thread and got some pretty good answers, especilly computronix's http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3843186/folks-set-offset-avx-ocing.html
 

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