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Hey Guys! I'm new to overclocking and looking for as much help as possible! Please do help any and all information is good! I hope to also help people in the future once I become a pro like all of you guys!
Thanks!!
DW
post #2 of 9
Well VERY broad.

You need to run into a problem before we can help you LOL..
Or atleast ask a question ;D

**Notes
Your processor should be able to do 4.0GHZ (Assuming you have proper cooling)
Dont be scared to approach 1.5V how ever you shouldn't need it anyways
Your HDD is probably your greatest bottleneck. Consider upgrading (To RAID 0 or SSDs)
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Sorry I am new at everything when it comes to overclocking, like wat programs to use. Or the type of cooling and thermal grease I should be using to the temp everything should be at, so far I have been reading as much as I can on the forums on how to do so. As well this is a very new machine I just built.

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Well VERY broad.

You need to run into a problem before we can help you LOL..
post #4 of 9
The best software you can use is none..

In your BIOS (which technically is software but what ever)

you can adjust settings

The easiest way to start overclocking is to increase the multiplier.

By doing so you will increase the speed of the processor

right now your multiplier should be 17x

First download Prime 95. Its a great program to check CPU stability.

Then restart and enter your bios

increase your multiplier to 20x..(4.0GHZ)

Then boot into windows and run PRIME 95.. If you computer crashs dont worry simply renter your bios and increase the CPU voltage (Not the CPU-nb or CPU-vdd ETC ETC)
When you can run the test for more then 3 hours with out crashing congratulation you have completed your first overclock!
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thank you !!! and thanks stuffstuff1!!
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Welcome! enjoy your stay and hope you will find the answers of your questions!
    
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