Originally Posted by glenquagmire
Ok downloaded those.
now what? lol
I am going to write a super fast guide on how to do this and post it soon and just link to it
I would usually start by making a .bat file to shutdown pc. open notepad type this:
c:\windows\system32\shutdown -s -f -t 00
Save as something like killit.bat (.bat is important) into somewhere you can remember and wont randomly delete it.
go into hwinfo64 (sensors only) click configure sensors at the bottom. Click alerts tab, down to cpu #0 FX-8350 should say cpu 0 and cpu power, click cpu 0 press enable alerting if value is >= 70ish (whatever you feels safe for your pc this is generally only for if the fans fail running p95 or any other overnight program in the future) then checkmark run program and select the killit.bat file you created earlier. This will shutodown your pc if it exceeds that temp (like i mentioned dummy safe for if you leave it running while doing anything)
then usually i go to verifying your stable at stock and testing your temperatures at stock speeds to compare to others with similar builds (also to make sure its mounted properly and stable). By stock settings i mean go into your bios and set almost everything to manual voltages (check your manual or other posts i dont want to reference them all) but stock settings and do all the disabling of turbocore and power saving features. To verify stability quickly: You can do this by running IBT AVX on very high for atleast a few runs. you will want it to return a postive answer (sometimes it fails sometimes it just shows negative answers both are considered failure) generally +3 or more is best. Keep an eye on your temps you really never want to exceed 62
Once you have a base line you kinda know what your working with. Generally this is when youd adjust LLC (if you didn't already have to do this to achieve stability at stock). With this you will want the least amount of vdroop or vboost (Both ok) while being the least jolty or unstable. You want to start low and go up one level at a time. Try to be on the lowest setting, with the least amount of offset vcore (some people need normal, some high (i use high) some even need very high or extreme. Some even end up on auto or off but this is less likely. how to test: Use OCCT to load up the cpu. watch the graphing to see how much your vcore changes idle vs load. offset= difference between idle and load.
Once you have your LLC set and ready to go and your stock settings stable. Its time to overclock. You then will go into your bios and set you multiplier up one notch boot back into windows run ibt avx very high see results as well as delta temps. If you get negative results or fail go back into bios and increase vcore. Repeat until you get to the point where your getting to hot and not stable. Then you may have to back off a click if you cant get vcore to increase without getting to hot. After you hit max OC then make sure youve setup hwinfo64 as i mentioned, and run p95 overnight. if you come back and any workers have failed or if they fail in the first couple minutes, then you may need more vcore. if you come backand its still running 100% and no failed workers. You are pretty rock solid stable. Keep it running for like 24 hours your OVER stable
. I think most run p95 on small fft. But alot also run on blend. So its up to you what you prefer. small fft is hotter on cpu (i think) and blend uses more ram, personally i go with blend. Make sure to watch it for the first 20 minutes atleast to keep temps under 62. It usually peaks out temps after 20-30min. If you end up maxing 65ish overnight no biggie as long as your stable you wont ever see that again during normal use.
I will copy paste this post to another and create a more organized "ghetto quick overclock guide" of some sort. But that was the fastest way to cover everything i could
. Hopefully you have atleast some ability to decipher my chaos ill post the guide later Edited by dmfree88 - 10/15/13 at 12:59am