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So I just built my new computer and am about to install Windows 7.
I have a 2500k processor with a Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 MB and 8GB of Gskill ripjaws X RAM. I would like to overclock it from 4.2 to 4.5 in the future.

I need help with what type of software I need to install.
Any suggestions?
post #2 of 6
N software.

Doing it through the BIOS is the best way.

Excellent guide here.

Any questions after reading it then ask away smile.gif
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Overclocking software? No. BIOS is the best way to go.

Although, this software to monitor your clocks and temps will help you out greatly on your road to OC'ing:

HWMonitor

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

CPU-Z

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
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Download "Prime 95" or "intel burn test" for stability testing. Also "real temp" for temperature readings. You will want "cpuz" to check voltages and cpu speed etc. Overclock through the bios smile.gif
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Okay thank you everyone, I'm planning on doing the overclocking through the BIOS i was just wanting to know the supporting monitoring software so thank you very much! Finally installed windows 7, updates and drivers so now I'm ready to have the real fun!
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Okay thank you everyone, I'm planning on doing the overclocking through the BIOS i was just wanting to know the supporting monitoring software so thank you very much! Finally installed windows 7, updates and drivers so now I'm ready to have the real fun!

Let us know how you get on smile.gif
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