Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Help tuning the PC
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help tuning the PC

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, as you can see I am new to the forum. I have been running my i7 rig for about 4 months now and I finally want to take the step and tune the thing. My setup is in my signature. My bios is all stock settings currently. Any suggestions on settings I should change to overclock my processor to somewhere about or above 3.5? Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 4
Hey and welcome to the OCN! The very best place to get any overclocking information Remember to give REP to anyone that gives you a really helpful answer or something similar. Enjoy your stay

I've one advice for you (as for all the rookies): You should use the "My system" feature over the basic signature.

http://www.overclock.net/specs.php

And the overclock:

Put the CPU multiplier as high as you can and then start increasing the bclock in your BIOS. While overclocking CPU you should keep other components at stock clocks, such as northbridge and memory. Just decrease the multiplier for them. You should use this method to get the other variables out of the game, you don't want to get a overclocked memory messing your CPU overclock. Every time you increase your bclock you should boot into your operating system. When it comes unstable - BSOD - you should bump the voltage for the CPU a bit. One step at a time After you've reached the overclock you wanted and managed to boot into your OS, you should start testing it properly. Running LinX or Prime95 is quite popular way to check if the overclock is stable. If the overclock is not stable under full stress, you should once again bump the voltage for CPU, usually referred as vCore.

Other things regarding overclocking is of course cooling, whenever you bump the voltage you get a higher heat outcome. So better cooling --> better overclockability.

I'm going to bed now
post #3 of 4
First thing you want to do is get an aftermarket cooler. You don't want to overclock on the stock heatsink, you can do it but you don't want your cpu overheating. You can definitely aim higher than 3.5, 4ghz should be pretty easy with your cpu and mobo.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus Sabertooth Sapphire 5970 8gb G-skill DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair 64gb ssd/WD Black 750gb/Samsung 500gb Corsair H50 Accelero xtreme 5970 Windows 7 64bit 
PowerCase
Corsair HX-750 Corsair 700D 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus Sabertooth Sapphire 5970 8gb G-skill DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair 64gb ssd/WD Black 750gb/Samsung 500gb Corsair H50 Accelero xtreme 5970 Windows 7 64bit 
PowerCase
Corsair HX-750 Corsair 700D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by TiMmAy Kc View Post
First thing you want to do is get an aftermarket cooler. You don't want to overclock on the stock heatsink, you can do it but you don't want your cpu overheating. You can definitely aim higher than 3.5, 4ghz should be pretty easy with your cpu and mobo.
+1 for the aftermarket cooler
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Help tuning the PC