Originally Posted by dvaaland
Overclocking is new for me, but I've bought some new components for my computer, so that I could do some moderate OC to boost performance, but I'm not quite getting it right, so I need some help.
Antec P183 v3 CASE /w 2x 120mm fans
Corsair HX 850W PSU
MSI P67A GD55
Intel i5 2500k 3,3Ghz
4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz CL8 (1,5v)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
Corsair SSD Force Series GT 180GB
Corsair H80 Hydro Series (stock fans replaced with Noctua NF-F12 fans).
Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste (just applied it).
I have read dozens of reviews, tutorials etc, of how to OC my motherboard and prosessor, and I figured I would try to go to 4.5Ghz. BIOS is up to date and idle temp @ 3,3 Ghz is 25-30 celcius @ normal room temp.
I just tried to do 4,5 Ghz with some adjustments I found that worked for others with similar system, but I only got to test5/6 in Prime95 before bluescreen. CPU idle temp @ 4,5 Ghz was around 30 celcius, and never over 62 celcius in Prime95 (tho it only lasted 3-4 minutes before crash).
Here's my adjustments in BIOS @ 4.5 Ghz:
As you can see I have put DRAM timing mode to link, so I could change CL from 9 to 8, but thats the only thing I have changed in Advanced DRAM configuration.
As I'm writing this I'm running Prime95 @ 4.2 Ghz with vcore at 1,220v (nothing else changed), and it has run in ~22 minutes (test 21, and never been over 59 celcius) and seems OK. But I know I can go higher, I just need someone to point me in the right direction of what I might be doing wrong (which can be a lot of things, cus this is brand new to me).
Thank you for any help, and If there's more information you need, ask