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Overclocking the P8Z77-V Premium is not difficult at all. ASUS has designed their boards to overclock to pretty much the same level no matter the model used. Overclocking with a K series processor is as simple as turning up the multiplier and tuning in the voltages to where needed. Reaching 4.6GHz was simple as can be and where we decided to do our testing.
Granted we know that the Ivy Bridge CPU can reach much higher but we try to look at an easily obtainable clock that can be had from most users with a non expensive aftermarket cooling solution. We have already tested the Ivy Bridge CPU on a much older model single stage cooler and reached 5.5GHz on a much lower model board but with only limited stability. Unfortunately the single stage became easily overloaded so we decided to move on to the overclock test which we know can be completed with a mid to high level air cooler that is easily obtainable retail.