[SOLVED] How Do I Overclock i5 8600k using Asrock z370 Pro 4? Please Help

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Please Help Me Overclock i5 8600k Using Asrock z370 Pro 4!!
I have recently built a new computer, an upgrade from last pc build and I bought all new parts except for Ram, SSD, and HDD.

The main purpose of this thread is I need help with overclocking my CPU (Intel i5 8600K Using Motherboard z370 Pro4 ) I have never overclocked a CPU but I have a general idea of how things might work.

**Would overclocking the i5 8600K using z370 Pro be the exact same as overclocking it with a z370 Extreme4?**
**Are there any programs I need to download when attempting to overclock CPU?**
**How do I go about overclocking it safely and are there any tutorials that relate my CPU & motherboard.**

I am also wondering if I got all the correct drivers and what drivers I need or what drivers are bloatware that I can uninstall. Also, what else can I do to get the most out of my computer? Settings, drivers, and programs?

Here is my build:

  • CPU

    Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

    CPU Cooler

    be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 Pro CPU Cooler

    Motherboard

    ASRock - Z370 Pro4 Motherboard

    Memory

    G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

    Storage

    Crucial - M4 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

    Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    Video Card

    PNY - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black

    Case

    Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower including 3x RGB Fans

    Additional Fans3x 120mm RGB Fans

    Power Supply

    EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
*Here is what I have done so far:

1.) I completely wiped my SSD and for my HD I deleted all drivers and anything that may be in conflict with new pc. (Or atleast I think I did)

2.) I did a fresh install of windows 10 pro and bought a new cd key from G2DEALS with no problem.

3.) I downloaded the motherboard drivers onto a flash drive from another PC with internet and transfered it over to my pc and downloaded it only my new pc which gave me the LAN driver which gave me internet to install remaining drivers including, Graphics Card Driver and intel i5 8600k graphics driver.

4.) I did a windows update which updated me to april update I believe which gave me windows defender, keyboard, mouse drivers, and realtek audio drivers. (I think) I am missing the realtek audio manager on desktop.

5.) I downloaded CCleaner & Malwarebyte & Cpuid HW Monitor to keep an eye on temps, etc.

6.) I downloaded google chrome & ublock and disabled all the windows 10 apps running in the background and disabled almost all startup programs.

7.) I have downloaded Msi Afterburner & CpuID HW Monitor and have overclocked my graphics card by 150+ on both core clock and memory clock and set fan to 80%. I also maxed out power limit to 120 and temp limit to 92. My graphics card runs at 33 C when idling and stays below 75 C when stress testing for 20+ minutes.

Screenshots of current drivers, programs, gpu temps, and more below

https://www.reddit.com/r/overclocking/comments/a3sqnu/please_help_me_overclock_i5_8600k_using_asrock/







 

nicholas70

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Here is a video that should help you navigate your mobo bios. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1rMGkCxDY It isn't the same exact mobo you have but when I looked at the documentation on asrock's website the bios layout appears to be very similar for both boards. Before you overclock make sure you get a baseline for your system. Run a benchmark or two and keep those scores handy as this could help you troubleshoot issues down the road. I'd also run the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and OCCT when testing your overclock and I'd even run them briefly before you OC your system just to get a good read on things. When you start your OC start by locking the CPU speed to the turbo boost speed for the chip, set voltage to stock and test. If all is well increase the speed slightly and test. When the system crashes slightly increase voltage and test again and you keep doing this until your cpu starts to run too hot for your liking at which point you'll have to back down on the clock speed and voltage. To play it safe you don' want the cpu running much over 70c when you run prime which should generate the most heat.
 
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Bump! Does anybody know how to overclock my cpu with this particular motherboard? Please help if you do. I really appreciate it guys.

Some of the programs I have downloaded for overclocking CPU are:

HWinfo64
Prime95
ImageUSB
CPUID HW MONITOR
Asrock Tuning Utility
 

nicholas70

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May 15, 2016
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Here is a video that should help you navigate your mobo bios. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg1rMGkCxDY It isn't the same exact mobo you have but when I looked at the documentation on asrock's website the bios layout appears to be very similar for both boards. Before you overclock make sure you get a baseline for your system. Run a benchmark or two and keep those scores handy as this could help you troubleshoot issues down the road. I'd also run the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and OCCT when testing your overclock and I'd even run them briefly before you OC your system just to get a good read on things. When you start your OC start by locking the CPU speed to the turbo boost speed for the chip, set voltage to stock and test. If all is well increase the speed slightly and test. When the system crashes slightly increase voltage and test again and you keep doing this until your cpu starts to run too hot for your liking at which point you'll have to back down on the clock speed and voltage. To play it safe you don' want the cpu running much over 70c when you run prime which should generate the most heat.
 

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