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post #1 of 12
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Hi guys, i bought my rig a while ago and it has been running well for a while bought it as HL2 killer machine so i could run my beloved counter strike!

It has performed well and im pleased with it.....but i never overclocked it and now with HL2 updates my fps is dropping

So i want to squeeze the best from it and then if necessary try and work out the best value upgrade...

the thing is Medieval total war 2 is coming and i want to run it well...

So any help overclocking my rig would be ace....i have overclocked my xfx 7800gt to 508/1.1ghz but i have no idea where to start with the cpu/ram/mobo

any help appreciated!!

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post #2 of 12
I wouldnt know were to start, as im jus learnin aswell. But alot of people recommend this FAQ to get started.

Hope this helps a bit. Iced

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/31782-...pu-memory.html
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post #3 of 12
Hmmm, this sounds like fun
A few good reads to help you along, absorb it and then let the questions fly... the answers are abundant here The DFI in the post is very simular so it will help a lot!
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38268-...roduction.html

BTW, what RAM to you have blop?

For Iced... did you read the one by ncsa on the ASUS?
http://www.overclock.net/faqs/38169-...roduction.html
    
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post #4 of 12
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Hi!

Thanks for the replies ill give that material a good read and then get back to you...

my memory is 2 x 1gb of Gskill ZX (blue) ram...im hoping it will be ok for the oc...

cheers!
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post #5 of 12
Get a screen shot of CPU-Z or the SPD tab. We'll see what you can do to get more out of that RAM too
    
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post #6 of 12
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aces!!

is it right that i need to find the max stable speed of my RAM before i overclock anything else?

heres the screen dump
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post #7 of 12
ZX you say, I must of been half asleep, it's in your sig
Here is a great way to find out what to set the Genie to...
It's a bit of a pain to look through the posts, but the DFI freeks over at dfi-street post there genie bios settings in great detail.
    
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post #8 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
ZX you say, I must of been half asleep, it's in your sig
i snuck it in when you asked!

ok i will do some kind of search through the posts....and see where i get. So do i need to sort the ram out first?
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post #9 of 12
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This is how far i have got so far.... it seems my memory wont go beyond 225mhz. I have tried voltage all the way up to 2.8 and looser timings but no go. So i have used the divider to keep it around 225.

With that this is what i have so far... 2.7ghz!! seemingly stable

Can i push it more?

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post #10 of 12
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I have got it to 2.8ghz!!! woot!

255 x 11
ldt/fsb x4
dram 05/06 166 divider

The barrier to me is really not being able to push the memory much...it just wont go above 225mhz.
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