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post #1 of 10
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Now Asus and sandbridge made it so all you do is click a button and it can get you to like 4.8ghz or so. I miss the days when you had to tweak constantly, crash 5000 times, have so many issues you wanna pull your hair out, and hardware failing in the process XD
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post #2 of 10
That's because you're using the "Nooob" key.

A real man OC's himself, but with the push of a button.

C
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Still get pretty much the same results
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I think you can get much better results out of doing it manually without the help of onboard bios aids.
Anybody here remember the graphite pencil trick to re-connect the l1 and l2 bridges to unlock the fsb's on the old Athlon Xp's?? That was so damn cool if you could get it too work!
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post #5 of 10
I think you're giving those "auto overclock" features way too much credit . Have you used any of them? I'v used the Asus and Gigabyte Sandy Bridge ones and they both SUCK. They overvolt like crazy and yes they may give you a 4.8Ghz OC but in turn you're more than likely to get random errors, crashes and problems. OCing manually is still the only way to get the best results.
post #6 of 10
He could be talking about OCing sandy bridge.

To OC an i5-2500k, all you have to do is set the multiplier to whatever you want, and increase voltage until its fully stable.
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post #7 of 10
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Yeah I mean of course manual you can still do better. But I seen a video of asus OCing sandy in Windows. Got it to 4.7 lol. I can't believe how those SBs OC. It's quite amazing.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post
Yeah I mean of course manual you can still do better. But I seen a video of asus OCing sandy in Windows. Got it to 4.7 lol. I can't believe how those SBs OC. It's quite amazing.
Amazing, but boring :\\

Its no longer as satisfying imo.
Worst thing is, intel is probably going to carry on like this, because its a 'good' and simple way to OC.
Edited by Romanrp - 7/27/11 at 8:30am
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post #9 of 10
Well I for one have used the auto OC feature on the board in my sig. I was only able to get it to 4.4 fully stable. Anything above that crashed in P95 when I used auto settings. So, just because a UEFI has an option to go up to 4.8 doesn't mean it will be stable....mine definitely wasn't it. And I don't think OC'ing SB is as easy as upping the multiplier and vcore...there are so many options in the UEFI that adjusts teh clocks automatically AFTER you have adjusted them manually. I think there are other options that need to be enabled/disabled/set to get a stable OC on SB other than just the vcore and multiplier....unfortunately I have yet to figure out what those are...
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post
Now Asus and sandbridge made it so all you do is click a button and it can get you to like 4.8ghz or so. I miss the days when you had to tweak constantly, crash 5000 times, have so many issues you wanna pull your hair out, and hardware failing in the process XD
i agree, of course that is when you turn to subzero, when you need a challenge.
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