Originally Posted by elendrill
I have core:1033 and memory:1740. Are these good and should I try to go for something higher?
Overclocking is just for fun in my opinion. You won't get real result. Because would you know you are doing 5 more fps at 110fps.
Or would you notice doing 1 fps more at 27 fps.
I did overclock my cpu and gpu because I wanted to know how it was done. But in the end I still have a i5 750 with a 660ti.
If you want to go further with you overclocking do it for fun not for performence since there is no real gain.
If you really not satisfied with your in-game performance you should start saving for your next rig
I must add that some people are sucessfull at overclocking to get real performance increase but in the end they had to spend money on expensive water cooling and other stuff like that.
Enough of the nice talk. If you want to have fun here is what to do.
- First put your memory and core clock at default settings.
- Now start with your core. Adjust it to your last working overclock.
- Start uniengine benchmark. (I recommend Valley) If you don't get any crash or weird behaviour. Add a little more core clock I went with 25 Increase but it's a little risky. And restart the test
- When you get a crash or abnormal temperature (I would say 80 is the safe limit) I usualy go for 70. Just decrease the core clock until you get the clock that is stable and cool.
- Do the same thing with the memory and make sure to reset the Core clock to it's default.
- Once you found both stable clock just combined them and run the benchmark.
- After that just play games like you normally do (I hope you do). If you have any in-game crash or high temperature just decrease the clock of both a little.
After that youll probably have to invest in some coolers but not worth it in my opinion. Coolers for me are more for the low noise.
Hope it's clear. If it's not enjoy your day