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New to overclocking, need help so i don't set my new PC on fire

post #1 of 10
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Hi all.

I recently purchased all the parts to build a new rig. It's the first one i've build in a few years since i frankensteined an HP, so i'm a little rusty and never overclocked a processor before.

Here is what I got:

NZXT Phantom Black full tower
Kingwin Laser 1000W PSU
Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SATA3 SSD
Sony Blu Ray / DVD / CD burner
8G (2x4) Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600 8-8-8-24
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 ATX Mobo
Intel i7-2500k
Gigabyte Super OC series GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB
Corsair H80 cooler
Arctic Silver paste
Asus 24" LCD Widescreen monitor
Windows 7 64bit

I was told this is the place to come for advice. I hope someone can help me overclock this beast of a machine i purchased...i didn't spend all the money on these parts to run at stock speeds .

Any advice is appreciated, thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 10
What are you going to be doing with this PC? Any goals in mind?

Also, this is the wrong section (not news)
post #3 of 10
Moved.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by tats View Post
What are you going to be doing with this PC? Any goals in mind?

Also, this is the wrong section (not news)

I know, sorry, new to the boards obviously, still learning my way around...i'll repost in the correct forum.

Gaming mostly.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
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post #5 of 10
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...n-members.html

Overclocking on sandybridge unlocked cpus is very easy. Take a look at this guide on ocn and it will outline what every setting you'll find will do for you. Be sure to read carefully there are a couple settings that you do not want to change from stock.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256GB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z Cooler Master Quickfire Pro Unbranded (Tenkeyless) SeaSonic SG12 550W Fractal Design Define S 
MouseAudioAudioOther
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...n-members.html

Overclocking on sandybridge unlocked cpus is very easy. Take a look at this guide on ocn and it will outline what every setting you'll find will do for you. Be sure to read carefully there are a couple settings that you do not want to change from stock.
Thanks, i'll use that as reference when i get the rest of the parts this week. Do you think Gigabyte will offer any information as to what settings should be changed in the BIOS?
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i7-2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Gigabyte Super OC Series GTX 570Fermi Corsair 8G Vengence 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Gigabyte Super OC Series GTX 570Fermi Corsair 8G Vengence 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ac62580 View Post
Thanks, i'll use that as reference when i get the rest of the parts this week. Do you think Gigabyte will offer any information as to what settings should be changed in the BIOS?
Here is a great Gigabyte specific thread
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
I found this video on youtube (i can't watch it due to my work PC being subpar)

http://youtu.be/LlRvdbq_F-c

but it the title means anything...it should tell me exactly what I need to know.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
  hide details  
Reply
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Gigabyte Super OC Series GTX 570Fermi Corsair 8G Vengence 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
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post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
When i setup my new machine, i didn't change the SATA settings in the Mobo to AHCI. I installed the os on the SSD in IDE mode.

The SSD I'm using is a Crucial C300 (i cannot find any literature on crucial's website about this SSD). Yesterday I changed this mode to AHCI, and upon boot, after the windows 7 logo the machine went to a blue screen, and rebooted going back to a blue screen...repeat this process. I changed it back to IDE and it works as intended.

My question is, do i need to change this mode first before installing the os? should it not matter? could the SSD be old enough that it doesn't support AHCI?

I do have an email in with crucial asking about it. I don't think it's a windows issue as when i change back to IDE, it works fine.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2500k Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Gigabyte Super OC Series GTX 570Fermi Corsair 8G Vengence 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M300 64G SSD Sony Blu Ray / CD / DVD Burner windows 7 64bit Asus 24" LCD 
PowerCase
Kingwin Laser 1000W NZXT Phantom Black 
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post #10 of 10
Change to AHCI and reinstall windows again that's how it works.

You will see better performance from AHCI.
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