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Hey guys I am completely new to overclocking. I had a couple questions that may seem stupid.

First, when you are fine-tuning your settings for your overclock, what should you do when you get BSOD? Should you restart your computer, or...?

Also, what are all the possible ways that you can destroy your computer components while overclocking? It seems to me that if you go into the bios asap after BSOD and fix the error, then theoretically, there should be zero probability of destroying any component, right?


Thanks for the help, guys. I understand that these may seem like stupid/obvious questions, but I just really want to perform my first OC correctly smile.gif
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Hey guys I am completely new to overclocking. I had a couple questions that may seem stupid.
First, when you are fine-tuning your settings for your overclock, what should you do when you get BSOD? Should you restart your computer, or...?
Also, what are all the possible ways that you can destroy your computer components while overclocking? It seems to me that if you go into the bios asap after BSOD and fix the error, then theoretically, there should be zero probability of destroying any component, right?
Thanks for the help, guys. I understand that these may seem like stupid/obvious questions, but I just really want to perform my first OC correctly smile.gif

What you want to do after a BSOD depends on the BSOD code.

And you can not destroy any components as long as you stay within a reasonable voltage range, and keep an eye on the temperatures.
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And you should probably go fill in your rig in Rigbuilder in the top right corner, and then add it to your signature.
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Ok, but in general, would you pull out the power plug if you are in bsod? Push the power button? I understand what to do in the bios, but I have no idea on the process from bsod to bios.

Ok, ill put it in my sig!
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Just hold the power button, and then boot up again.
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Sweet thanks! Also, do you think I can oc my 2500k to about 4.8- 5.0 ghz on my phanteks cooler?
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post #7 of 12
That's hard to tell, depends on how much voltage your cpu need. As well as your ambient temps.

What's your load temp at stock speed?
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post #8 of 12
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44 degrees
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by shadowz220 View Post

44 degrees

I guess that you can get a decent OC 4.6-4.8 maybe 4.9 depends on your chip.

As I stated above it's very hard to tell.

You can give it a try to see if you can, if you need further assistance just tell me wink.gif
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post #10 of 12
hope THIS helps you smile.gif abd yes with that cooler OP you can reach 5Ghz thumb.gif
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