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Hello. I'm very new when it comes to overclocking. If anything, I don't know the basic either. But I do want to overclock my CPU/GPU in order to get better performance in gaming. I want to learn these stuff and use them well in the future. I did try the basic automatic OC tweaker in bios for fatal1ty z68 and made my cpu run at 4.0 ghz.

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this is a picture. I'm clearly not sure if I can go higher or lower or infact, I'm not even sure if the cpu is even running at the said GHz. How do I know if my CPU is running faster after I overclock cause I really don't see a slight difference from before and now. Please explain this to me and be nice! Thanks OCN.
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What CPU are you using? 4ghz at 1.383v isnt too bad..although normally automatic OCing isnt recommended. But there are plenty of us who can help you do it wink.gif We just need to know what processor this is biggrin.gif

Letz see..bare tutorial on overclocking..100mhz bus speed x 40multipler = 4000mhz(4.0ghz) as you increase the frequencies, an increase in voltages is needed. these can include the cpu itself(Vcore) and also memory and NB if you overclock to the extreme.(No idea if that makes any sense..its almost 1am biggrin.gif )
Edited by neonlazer - 11/10/11 at 10:42pm
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Oh right, I forgot to mention my specs.

I am using i5 2500k
fatal1ty pro z68
h50
750W psu (i know it's overkill but I got it cheap!)
8gb 2133 gskill series
1tb spinpoint f3


4650HD xfx (going to upgrade to evga 570 soon)
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Oh right, I forgot to mention my specs.

I am using i5 2500k
fatal1ty pro z68
h50
750W psu (i know it's overkill but I got it cheap!)
8gb 2133 gskill series
1tb spinpoint f3


4650HD xfx (going to upgrade to evga 570 soon)

For gaming overclocking that CPU won't help you any. Your gpu is a serious bottleneck right now.

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post #5 of 6
Ok, well 2500K can go past 4ghz with no sweat at all, some hit 5ghz..but 4.5 is probably a good stable area that isn't hard to get to. There is one rule that you must remember with that cpu, I would not go over 1.4v for 24/7. Pretty much all you need to do is go into bios, find BCLK/PCIE and set it to 100, play with the Multiplier 45x for 4.5ghz, and play with the Vcore voltage. That is all you should need to mess with for now. Just increment it up until you are able to get into windows. and to test the stability, you can use this program. http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php

Lucky has a point wink.gif this will just make the general computing quicker..not gaming until you get a nice video card.
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yes i know my gpu is not that great atm. I'm only trying to learn about OCing beforehand as I've mentioned that I will be getting a 570 soon. Thanks for the answers neonlazor.
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