Originally Posted by Robspace1
I am a senior, old school gamer. I just had my pc rebuilt, and added a liquid cpu cooler. Because I'm in my 60s, I'm like most other people my age, as far as being computer challenged. We all tore it up real good in the 60s! But ask me to replace a hard drive and watch my jaw drop! lol
People in my age bracket never got the computer training and I don't feel like going back to school now. I can run then just fine but don't ask me how they work. I can work on a car, but we had no computers when I was in school. Besides, I grew up in San Francisco and I spent way too many hours at the Fillmore watching Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Doors, etc. It's tough to make it to school when you have that music live every night just up the road. So, any help will be great.
What I did was go to Newegg and find all the hardware, then took it to a small local shop, and for only $60.00, had everything installed. I loaded all the software with a new copy of Windows 7 64 bit. I really love the whole upgrade. Now, I would like to learn to overclock. Here is my new list of hardware:
1. AMD Phenom Black Edition 960T-I was able to unlock the extra 2 cores.
2.Asus M5A88 V EVO mobo
4.Antec 750 power supply
5.Kuhler 620 liquid cooled cpu
I do need a new hard drive, soon.
This board has the small switches that turn the extra cores on and off. Should these cores be enabled when overclocking?
If someone can walk me through this process, step by step, I would really appreciate it. Right now, the cpu is running at 3.4 mhz. It can go much higher I think. I do have alot of case fans. I have big push/pull dual fans on the Kuhler radiator, as well as another small exhaust fan on top. I have 3 fans at the front for intake, plus another fan blowing on the hd. I just added a dual fan case under the gpu which blows up onto the gpu fan and out the back.. My idle temp is 30-33c for the cpu, and 30c mobo. Right now the Geforce GTX temp is 37c. It would really be great if you have this board and this same cpu, and have done this. If the explanation is too long, you can email me with the instructions if you want. Thanks for any help you can give.
Start with QUAD first.
1. For a quick 4GHz
NOTE: Be careful changing values
- go to bios (Reboot and hit Delete just before Windows starts) and set everything to default
- disable the following – C1E, Turbo, Cool & Quiet, and Speed spectrum (if present)
- set your vcore to 1.38v or 1.40v (try 1.38 first)
- raise your Multiplier to 20
- the fsb should be at 200
- save and exit.
hope it boots. monitor your temp using programs like hw monitor. WATCH the TEMPS.
here is a guide to fine tune your oc . . .
2. Try unlocking using the same vcore. if it does not boot - just raise it to 0.02v at a time until it boots.
Save your oc setting (the one that works) in BIOS. I have one for 4, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 lock and unlocked.