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Yes, most definitely! Your gonna need a very good cpu cooler!

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& I don't think your gonna have any problems running 2 GTX580's in SLI
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If you want a higher overclock, lower temps, and dont plan to fold, then you probably should turn HT off.

In bios it depends on your motherboard, since yours is an asus board, ill assume its same layout as my old asus P6T 1366 motherboard. Check below pics for reference.:



All you need to look at in that picture is your cpu multiplier, which should be 19 or 21 NOT 20 as 20 is renown for being unstable. BCLK or base clock is like your FSB, the higher the FSB the higher the overclock.

DRAM is your Ram's frequency, this is linked directly to your base clock, higher baseclock means higher ram frequency, you can change it down in stages of like 150mhz...if you need to be able to set it higher or lower try using different multiplier.

UCLK is twice speed of your ram normally, no need to change this higher imo. Then after that you;ve just got your CPU voltage. I never really had a need to tweak around with the other voltage settings, they werent too high so I didnt see a point.

This bios screen is accessed from pressing F8? I think it is before windows startup, then scroll across.

Hope this helps.

Oh also, youll need to disable Speedstep, C1E and C state tech, there under the 'advanced' heading. As for LLC, that can help reduce vdrop (Difference between voltage set in bios and voltage in windows when cpu is idle), however its recommended to turn it off while overclocking until you find your stable volt, then set it on once your stable.
Edited by $ilent - 8/12/11 at 2:15pm
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This bios screen is accessed from pressing F8? I think it is before windows startup, then scroll across.
When Windows boots up you hit the Delete button, to get into your bios.
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When Windows boots up you hit the Delete button, to get into your bios.
ah thats it, its been a few month since ive had to access bios.
post #15 of 27
Yah, I'm always tinkering in there. Try to get a good OC, with the lowest vcore possible, then there's playing with the memory frequency's and timings.....and on....
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If you want a higher overclock, lower temps, and dont plan to fold, then you probably should turn HT off.

In bios it depends on your motherboard, since yours is an asus board, ill assume its same layout as my old asus P6T 1366 motherboard. Check below pics for reference.:



All you need to look at in that picture is your cpu multiplier, which should be 19 or 21 NOT 20 as 20 is renown for being unstable. BCLK or base clock is like your FSB, the higher the FSB the higher the overclock.

DRAM is your Ram's frequency, this is linked directly to your base clock, higher baseclock means higher ram frequency, you can change it down in stages of like 150mhz...if you need to be able to set it higher or lower try using different multiplier.

UCLK is twice speed of your ram normally, no need to change this higher imo. Then after that you;ve just got your CPU voltage. I never really had a need to tweak around with the other voltage settings, they werent too high so I didnt see a point.

This bios screen is accessed from pressing F8? I think it is before windows startup, then scroll across.

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Oh also, youll need to disable Speedstep, C1E and C state tech, there under the 'advanced' heading. As for LLC, that can help reduce vdrop (Difference between voltage set in bios and voltage in windows when cpu is idle), however its recommended to turn it off while overclocking until you find your stable volt, then set it on once your stable.
You do not need to turn off HT, speedstep, C1E, C state, and turn down your multiplier. you can easily just up the bclck and voltages as needed.
     
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He can leave them on, or turn them off, what ever he wants.

Though I would leave the HT enabled.

Great job TheWolf!
It's always handy to have a guide at your fingertips!
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Thanks for the help all! Might settle for a H80 for now, H100 takes too long to arrive
    
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post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Inteller View Post
He can leave them on, or turn them off, what ever he wants.

Though I would leave the HT enabled.

Great job TheWolf!
It's always handy to have a guide at your fingertips!
I'd leave HT on as well.
Yes a good guide, little hard to understand for someone new to OCing.
But this is what got me threw the basic on my first 1366 socket motherboard overclocking.
I had been overclocking for many years, but when I stepped into the world of 1366 I was at a total loss.
This was a great help getting me started.

That H80 should work out well.
Edited by TheWolf - 8/12/11 at 2:35pm
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