I have an Asrock Formula OC Z77 motherboard.
And Intel i7 3770K CPU.
I'm a total noob at overclocking. I watched some videos and followed the instructions. For a while I thought I had got my CPU up to 5.0 without even raising voltage. But it turns out, no matter what I set my multiplier to, all my hardware monitoring tools are telling me my CPU is running at 3.7 (keep in mind factory default is 3.5).
But it gets weirder, I can actually adjust the multiplier using the Asrock OC tool ( a program that runs inside of windows).
The problem is, it's a buggy program that crashes often, it gives me choices that differ from bios, and thus I don't know what they do.
How is it possible I can over clock from a program in windows, but the motherboard itself lets me put in any ol' multiplier and doesn't really change it?
Does anyone have any idea what I may be doing wrong?