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post #21 of 26
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Thanks for all the info; this is what I am looking for. The problem has been that the many of the advisers here are so far advanced that they think they can start off at a point that is simple to them but complex to those of us just getting started.
And one guy said something like "Can anyone help this guy?" Obviously a patronizing gesture that I don't appreciate.
You're right about no question asked sincerely is a ridiculous question. I am a professional writer who occasionally teaches creative writing to children at a local high school. If I taunted a student because of a question that may be simple to me, I wouldn't be doing my job and I'd hear from the parent immediately.
post #22 of 26
Amd chipsets are more complicated to overclock than Intels, you need to mess around with more things. Intels you just adjust a few things while you watch the ghz increase and ram speeds increase and make sure voltage not too high.

Can you research your AMD cpu chip ? google search overclocking guide to " amd chip you have" I learned to overclock my own cpu by reading about it.

Search some YOUTUBE videos like this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a7AxZJ7tWc&feature=related
Edited by d33r - 10/16/12 at 11:47am
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Hmm, I think we need more information as to your level of tech knowledge. Did you build this computer? Have you ever messed with the bios before? Alot of us will recommend heatsinks because heat is your computers (and much more your overclock's) worst enemy. As a warning, the learning curve is steep for someone who is not technically inclined. I roasted a motherboard when I was learning. lol

So, we're gonna overclock your cpu by a hair.
Search google for prime 95 and cpu z
download and install both
restart system
go into bios
find cool n quiet and disable it (cool n quiet changes your clock speed based on cpu load, thats bad for your overclock)
select CPU Host Clock Control and change and raise it by 1mhz.
Hit f10(should be) to save and quit bios, computer will restart
When windows loads, open cpuz, your cpu speed should be a bit higher
Open prime 95, run a stress test for 5 min (prime 95 fully loads the cpu, this is to ensure that you computer will not go haywire with your hardware being overclocked)

If it runs for 5 mins, congrats you've just overclocked your cpu for the first time. And you should get used to that whole process because you will be doing that A LOT. After that though, restart, go back into the bios and set the cpu host clock control back to what it was before we raised it. There are a ton of other variables we have to change in the bios, the only purpose of these instructions is to get your feet wet.

If you could take a picture of your case open and post it here, and maybe snap a picture of the bios if possible, we'd have a lot easier time because then we know what we're working with. At least with the physical set up of your system. Welcome to the world of overclocking.
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post #24 of 26
I dont think the original poster ever mentioned what heat sink/cooler he has on his CPU? overclocking with stock cpu heatsink/ cpu cooler is not a great idea...
Edited by d33r - 10/16/12 at 1:42pm
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post #25 of 26
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I've built everyone of my computers since '96 (probably a dozen in all), so I know how they work from that viewpoint. And, I can troubleshoot just about any problem that arises, both hardware, software and BIOS.
The reason I want to take on this challenge in my particular way (give me something to work with, and I'll go from there) is because this is the fastest approach to learning for me. I can learn theories and reasons on the way. In that respect, I am very cautious so there probably won't be any fried motherboards ;>).
Thanks for the info!
post #26 of 26
Most importantly we need to know what temps your CPU is at. That would be a great place to start. CPUZ will show you clocks on your cpu and I use Coretemp to see how hot my cpu is running.

Giving us your temps will help in that it will let us know how much headroom you have and give a pretty good indication of where you should end up.

Hope this helps.
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