Originally Posted by dredfu
Alright guys, I have had my rig for a while and want to start overclocking. I tried that ASUS AI thing and it brought me to 3.6 ghz, but I am sketched out when I dont get to do things. I restored my default BIOS settings. Now I have 2 questions:
1. By loading defaults for my BIOS is that overclock disabled
2. How the heck do I overclock on my mobo, I cannot figure it out. My past gigabyte boards have been much easier!
P.S. Im running a haf 912 case and about 6 fans appropriatly pushing/pulling with an aftermarket rocketfish CPU cooler that has been lapped with a thin layer of AS5 - is this enough?
1: Yes. You can however save overclock profiles and load them later.
2: Go to Jumperfree Configuration. For a quick overclock you can use the automatic profiles under AI Overclock Tuner. You should be able to go up to 10% (which should take you up to 3.7ghz). For a more manual overclock then raise the CPU Bus Frequency (FSB)/ or CPU Ratio (Multiplier). CPU Voltage is for your Core clock, CPU/NB Voltage is for your Northbridge clock (there should be an option for Northbridge frequency aswell though it doesn't show on this image).
Keep HT Link as close to 2000 as you can. Don't go any higher than around 2750 on your Northbridge (you can go higher but it may cause instability, I managed to get 3ghz).
Make sure under Chipset Configuration that you turn off Cool & Quiet. Don't bother with core unlocker etc as there's none to be unlocked on the 965BE.
3: Only your temperature readings can tell us that. Run Core Temp and Prime95 to see how hot it gets under load.