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Wow, did I browse to another site? This is OCN. If you pansies are afraid to overclock a work machine you might need to find another site. Every CPU typically has large room for improvement. Better cooling and proper tuning CAN extract faster absolute stable settings.
Did you read the entire thread? This is OCN, yes. Most of us still have brains......
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Did you read the entire thread? This is OCN, yes. Most of us still have brains......
Lol, yes I did read it and was surprised by the number of "don't do it!" replies. Corrupted data....sheez . Just find your max stable OC then do work, simple. Btw a SSD will speed it up, but if you are worried about "corruption", you better realize it is easier to get corrupted data on a SSD rather than a HDD due to power failure etc.
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I have to agree with Redwoodz, just do it, you can hit 4.2-4.4ghz easily (probably without even having the need to touch voltages) If you do all your overclocking properly I don't see a chance in corrupting any data on your computer. I've been overclocking for a few years now and I haven't had any issues with any corrupt files or damages done to any data on my drives.

Get an SSD(I know they are expensive but damn worthwhile) I do a lot of Photoshop work and video editing also and I highly recommend an SSD. Install your OS on the SSD along with the programs you use(PhotoshopCS5/Illustrator/ect.) You will notice that these programs load faster and just peform better. Use a HDD to store your data.

Point is, you're already asking it, so I know you are itching to overclock that machine! haha, Just do it...
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A business PC? Not a chance. Where it may affected your work which in turn can affect your livelyhood, I wouldn't even think about it. If you want more speed, I believe investing in better hardware is a good idea.

I have never really looked into what it does... but would Amazon Cloud ever help?
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wow...talk about mixed messages! Yes, I do really want to OC this machine...but have yet to be successful doing it. Although, I haven't spent alot of time working at it either. Due to all of the options in my UEFI, just raising the multi and vcore doesn't work as of yet...but then again, I'm not sure about whether or not to use fixed vs offset voltage.

Again, I was to use an SSD, just don't want to lose any work and am not sure how long SSD's last.

No one answered my question about testing for file integrity after an OC. Is there a program that will do this?

As for Amazon Cloud, I have no idea what that really is.

The machine is probably fast enough for what we are doing now which is photoshop work and some HD editing...though not much video editing right now.

I'm thinking about just leaving the machine as is and when we need more power, overclocking it then. I want to be able to spend some time OC'ing it and when my wife needs to constantly use it for the business, I don't get much time with it.
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post #26 of 29
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Again, I was to use an SSD, just don't want to lose any work and am not sure how long SSD's last.

No one answered my question about testing for file integrity after an OC. Is there a program that will do this?

As for Amazon Cloud, I have no idea what that really is.
1. SSD's have enough write cycles to last years. The main use for it, in your situation, would be as a temporary platform for editing. You move the batch of pictures you want to edit onto the SSD, then when you're finished, move them to the HDD for storage.

2. Not that I know of. Some anti-virus programs will scan for corrupted files when they do a virus scan. Basically, if it runs prime95 for 24 hours without an error, it won't corrupt your files.

3. Amazon Cloud is a "cloud server" that allows you to store data off-site, ensuring it will still be there even if you have a house fire or something that completely destroys your computers. It is not cheap, however: 1 TB of storage is $1000/year. There are other services similar to amazon cloud that are probably less expensive; try googling "Cloud storage".

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Originally Posted by MAKATTACK View Post
Due to all of the options in my UEFI, just raising the multi and vcore doesn't work as of yet...

I'm thinking about just leaving the machine as is and when we need more power, overclocking it then. I want to be able to spend some time OC'ing it/wifewontletme
4. Make sure everything is set to "Manual" adjustment. If some voltages are left auto, they will cause your oc to become unstable. Don't up vcore yet; just increase the multiplier one tick at a time from stock until you get a boot failure. Drop it back to the last setting and run a stability test.

THEN increase vcore and repeat.

pretty much the same process with NB.

5. Overclocking, imo, is not necessarily a way to "increase power" when you need it. As a business, that should probably be done by buying new hardware.

IMO, its simply a fun hobby that does increase power at the risk of potentially damaging your hardware.

But, it sounds like you just have an itch to overclock. DOOO ITTTTT!!! and be careful.

One more suggestion: get a second hard drive and arrange it in RAID 1 with your current drive. this will mirror data from the primary onto the slave, so if either one crashes, you still have a copy.
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I am ashamed of all of you.. Data corruption? Wat. That hasn't been a problem for like.. Ever? As long as your OC is stable, it doesn't matter if it's 4ghz or 5ghz, there will be no data corruption. You don't have to be afraid of it.

Lifespan won't be affected in a way you can notice, as long as it's within safe limits.
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i wouldn't trust an ssd for a business..no way! overclocking..eh..i'd go 4.4ish on a 2600k..do NOT touch the base clock! if you want better hard drive performance..go wd black in raid 0..no more than 3 drives..BUT definitely have a hard backup as well
 
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Its a work machine?
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