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Hi. I've been seeing lots of thread asking help/question about OC.
I have some suggestion for people who wants to start OC their SB.
This isn't a guide so I won't put any information regarding to that.


- Please read some guide first. There are plenty of information available on many forums. like this one.

- Do not start OC from higher clock. (4.8+)
If you have never done OC nor familiar with what all the voltage settings do, please do not start your OC from 4.8GHz+.
Good place to start is usually around 4.2~4.6. It depends on how good your chip is.
But you'll probably be able to make it stable with just pumping more vCore into it.
By making lower, moderate OC stable, you will know how your particular chip acts/behave/heats up.

- Remember. No system and chip act and behave the same way.
You always have to find what is the best for YOUR system.
Copying someone's setting WON'T work. (99% don't work)
It is just there for the reference.

- Please do stress testing and watch the CPU temp. There is no such thing as one does all kind of testing.
You always have to run multiple stress tests to ensure your system stability.
CPU-Z and RealTemp are good apps to see the clock and CPU temp information.
Major CPU/RAM/GPU stress testing apps: Prime95, IBT, LinX, OCCT, HCI Memtest, 3dmark, Furmark, Cinebench

IBT, LinX w/AVX (Win7 Sp1 Required) make your CPU heats up more than any other tests.
They are good and quick way to tell you that you are getting BSOD or not.
Also the GFlops score shows you more than your system stability.
If you compare your new GFlops score from stock or your previous OC, you MUST score higher than what you had before.
Sometimes you score below what you had even you pass the test with no errors especially with higher RAM size tested.
This shows you your system is not working as it should be even it looks to be stable.
Prime95 (Blend test) is still the one to test for true stability.
It needs to be run at least 10+ hours since the intensive workload starts around 8-10 hours into it.

- SB is by far the easiest to OC compared to any other previously released chip (Intel or AMD).
Even that, patience is required for OC.
It takes time if you want your system to be OC'd and stable as rock.

- Please read your manual and search the posts.
And Google is always on your side. And of course there's OCN.
Edited by Tunagoblin - 7/21/11 at 5:09pm
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Crucial M4 SSD 128GB, 1x 500GB WD, 2x1TB WD Samsung DL DVD Writer Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit SP1 
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