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Hi Guys,

I have a 1090T being colled by a H50. At the moment i run the CPU with cool and quiet enabled and just software overclock when i play a game using Asus TurboV.

Its running running at 19 multiplier, 211 CPU Frequency, 1.45v @ 4.01ghz when activated.

My question is, will i see any benefits overclocking via the BIOS instead of using software? Can i push it further than 4.01ghz safely with a H50 cooler?

What settings do i need to change in the BIOS? I also have 8GB G.SKILL DDR3 1333mhz and would like to overclock that a little if possible. Im aware setting the frequency to 211 overclocks the memory to roughly 1400mhz
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Its always better to OC in the bios. but the results should be the same anyway.
    
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Its always better to OC in the bios. but the results should be the same anyway.
No, sometimes you get unstable while you wouldn't if you had done it in Bios.
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Bios > Software.
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If it works for you, go with it. Nothing wrong with saving a little power while not gaming. Your RAM should be able to handle 1400mhz without much of any adjustment, though you will most likely find better performance in lowering/tightening up your timings.
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If it works for you, go with it. Nothing wrong with saving a little power while not gaming.
That's what CnQ is for...
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IIRC, CNQ only works with a multi of 18 or lower. BIOS OC is better.
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i have used software method for past 6 months and seems to work fine...never had a single crash or blue screen. Just wondered if it was worth me looking into bios overclocking instead.

Is it worth trying for anything higher than 4.0ghz? if so what voltage and settings would i need?
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post #9 of 15
The BIOS is always your best friend to overclocking, Software on the other hand is not, no matter what software it is.

What I do is, I use the BIOS to overclock my CPU, Northbridge, RAM and HT, then I fine tune the voltages using Turbo-V for ASUS, then I save the settings to my BIOS using that program, Not sure if there's something similair for your's
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so whats the advantage over software clocking if i havent seen any instability issues before?
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