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So, I'm currently resurrecting a project PC I started last year, and I'm interested in squeezing every last drop of performance out of it before I compulsively upgrade. It currently has a 965 BE on an M4a79xtd board with 4x2gb Gskill. Installing Windows 7 as I type this; RMA'ed my caviar black, so I have to work with a 1tb 7200 rpm seagate I pulled out of an external case. *** do I start?
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aw i literally thought you were going to incinerate it. mad.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/777378/official-gappos-little-deneb-thuban-overclocking-guide-with-too-many-smileys

down and dirty quick crash oc course wink.gif

whats your cpu cooling?
Edited by mrinnocent - 1/12/12 at 5:42pm
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aw i literally thought you were going to incinerate it. mad.gif

Yeah, I deliberately made it misleading to entice up-and-coming sociopaths that happen to be good at OCing into the thread. wink.gif
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TY! Will read up and report back.
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Ok. So. I started by running Overdrive's autotune, which did a bunch of stuff with numbers and science, and my computer is now occasionally BSOD-ing during BF3. I'm rolling back the settings, reading more, and trying my hand at manually and gradually bumping things. Will keep the board posted—I know this is important to y'all.

Edit re: cooling question: I'm still using the stock fan/heatsink, so the improvements I'll be able to initially achieve are probably limited. The computer is, however, close to a window, and I'm in Montana, so it's freaking COLD.
Edited by RichardPwnsner - 1/13/12 at 1:16pm
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the cold temps will help but an aftermarket cooler will make a huge diff....should still be able to squeeze some more performance out of it though wink.gif

make sure to increase cpu/nb to around 2600mhz with maybe a voltage bump to make it stable for a boost with little heat increase...but you already know that if you read oc guide i linked smile.gif
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Ok. So. I started by running Overdrive's autotune, which did a bunch of stuff with numbers and science, and my computer is now occasionally BSOD-ing during BF3. I'm rolling back the settings, reading more, and trying my hand at manually and gradually bumping things. Will keep the board posted—I know this is important to y'all.

Edit re: cooling question: I'm still using the stock fan/heatsink, so the improvements I'll be able to initially achieve are probably limited. The computer is, however, close to a window, and I'm in Montana, so it's freaking COLD.

What clocks are you aiming for? The stock cooler will probably get you to 3.5-3.6Ghz. AOD's autotune puts in rubbish figures, trust me i know biggrin.gif. Read ol' Gappo's guide to get a hold on the basics, as mrinnocent said. We're right here, standing by for further assistance thumb.gif
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No idea! I've had it at 3.6 for a couple weeks now just by bumping the multiplier and adjusting the vcore slightly (and, of course, dropping the ddr3 to 1333, something I hadn't been doing until a couple nights ago). I'm guessing I could bump it to 3.8 on the stock cooler once I clean up the case and rotate my motherboard so the 4850x2 isn't blowing hot air down (I don't understand *** it was designed like that; unless I'm missing something, the vast majority of cases would seem to be set up like mine to circulate the incoming air from the bottom of the case through to the back and up out the top and upper rear). Here's a simple question: when bumping the multiplier, does that also impact the video card? And if so, how do I bump the VC voltage to account for that? This is an m4a79xtd bios, btw.

Edit: regarding AOD, I agree, I used autotune a couple times and was so dissatisfied that I restored the bios to default and Windows 7 to a pre-install image. I have to assume these programs are now getting to the point where they suffice for anything but serious overclocking, but I'm still uncomfortable not knowing exactly what's being adjusted and how to account for it in the event that there's instability. On the other hand, I'll probably end up blowing up the internets, so there's that.
Edited by RichardPwnsner - 2/4/12 at 12:09pm
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Brief update: bought Cooler Master Hyper 212 for the ultimate in spendthrift cooling. Will arrive on Wednesday; estimated date of computer detonation ~Friday.
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as they say on burnout revenge....blow it up blow it up blow it up!
that being said, dont quite blow it up, but at least push it to see how fast you can get it! we're with ya!
 
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