Noob to Overclock/Learning
I have posted for help a few places, and cannot get a response. Im very gun shy on overclocking right now due to lack of knowledge. and the more i read and study i get confused from the different steps people take. I dont understand what my problem is. I guess i dont want to hurt my first build. what i would like is a beginner overclock, and after reading this tread. I see that 4.5 is a very reasonable goal. I also want to keep my mem @ 2133. what will be the things i need to disable or leave at auto.
Right now i have the board very stable at stock CPU settings(3.6)please dont laugh. I did have to change a few things for RIVE to recognize my ram. Dominator 8x4gbs 2133. At first it would not see the 32gbs and was locked at 1333. However, i followed the guide and was able to fix this problem. The steps i followed are
1. XMB set.
2. tweak mode set at 2
3. VCCSA Current Capability at 140%
4. DRAM-AB/CD Current Capability at 130%
5.CPU & PCIe Spread Spectrum: disabled
now the memory is recognized correctly at stock cpu
NOTE: i had to RMA my 7970. But i threw my old faithful 6970 back in .
this my build
rampage 4 extreme
Dominator 8 x4gbs @ 2133
ASUS 7970 TOP
XFX 1250 blck edition PSU
CM storm trooper case
If you guys can and willing to help me, i appreciate any advice. Again, im trying to learn how to overclock properly, but i tend to over study things. Then i have to go back read again. I guess i burn myself out. also here is a pic in case i missed something. thank you so much for any help.Edited by viperwolf - 3/31/12 at 8:01pm