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What should I do with the voltage? Should I leave that on auto? And is there any other BIOS settings I should be configuring?

Start with the stock multiplier and the stock voltage.

Bump the multiplier up by one and test with Prime 95 for about 30 mins (for now) to see if it runs without a blue screen/failure/reboot etc. Keep raising the multiplier while leaving the voltage at stock until it fails. Record at what voltage you're stable, and to what frequency on a notepad for reference. Once you reach a point where the OC fails due to raising the frequency with the multiplier, you'll want to bump the voltage by the smallest amount that your motherboard will allow. Keep repeating the process until you max out the CPU. This method will let you find the best OC with the least voltage used. Using less voltage will mean less heat smile.gif

When you think you've found your max speed, test with Prime 95 for 24 hours to see if it's really stable. If not, you may need more voltage. Keep an eye on temps when running blend tests in Prime95, the CPU will get very hot.
     
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Non K CPUs are not fully locked, as you said you can set the multi to 43 which is still a good overclock.

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Overclock your CPU to 4.0 GHz with a decent air cooler like the Hyper 212+ that is better than the stock Intel cooler and be done with it.
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post #24 of 52
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Ok. Well I will do some testing with the voltage/multiplier once I get the new cooler. And for how long will my PSU be able to hold up all the power to my system for until I need to upgrade? As I said, I still need to buy an SSD, 5 LED case fans, and that CPU cooler. I think that's all the hardware I will need for now.
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Ok. Well I will do some testing with the voltage/multiplier once I get the new cooler. And for how long will my PSU be able to hold up all the power to my system for until I need to upgrade? As I said, I still need to buy an SSD, 5 LED case fans, and that CPU cooler. I think that's all the hardware I will need for now.

The SSD, case fans, and CPU cooler will only add minimally to the load on the PSU. You current PSU will be fine for your system, even with a bit of an OC.

PSU Calculator - these things usually tell you that you need slightly more wattage than you actually will, to be on the safe side. thumb.gif
     
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Thanks for all the help! I also heard somewhere to turn off spread spectrum and speed stepping. Would you advise that?

Edit: There's so many settings that need to be changed. I also ended up setting LLC to about 3.
Edited by OCNoob442 - 2/5/13 at 10:38pm
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I don't OC Intel, I only have AMD at the moment so I'm not 100% sure. If a guide says to do it, it is probably advisable to do so. smile.gif
     
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Alright. Do you think the graphics card should be ok for now, since it's already factory OC'd anyway?
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Alright. Do you think the graphics card should be ok for now, since it's already factory OC'd anyway?

Overclocking it and finding stability will likely take a whole day and will only yield 1-2 FPS more on average... if that's worth it then go for it thumb.gif

OC edition cards are a mild/conservative OC from the factory, she likely has some headroom left. OCing is never necessary, only do it if you want the extra couple of FPS and the time/experience put into it.
     
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Well when you put it that way, it might leave that for another day then. I'm sort of forced to use V-Sync when playing games which only allows me to play at 60FPS, due to my monitor only being 60Hz, unless I want screen tearing. I've downloaded software called "Lucid MVP" so hopefully that allows me to play with V-Sync off and without screen tearing. hmmsmiley02.gif
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