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Hi

I am new to OCing and have some very noob questions. I have managed to get my QX6700 up to 3.33ghz so far, but the bus speeds for CPU and Memory in the Nvidia Monitor have turned yellow. I realise I must adjust something to get these to go green again but can you point me in the right direction please?

Thanks, and sorry for being a noob, but we all gotta start somewhere

PS - Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I figured it was a question about Nvidia software, on second thoughts it should prob be in Intel bit.....
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post #2 of 22
if you want to see results on you psts make sure to put them in the right spot. o ya fill out your system specs so we can see if there a compatiblity problem. i don't understand what your asking. put down everything you see in your Nvidia Monitor.
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I have done as you asked and here is a screen for you

Hope there is enough, basically, I am very new to this, and want some pointers to get a tuned stable system

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post #4 of 22
I sounds as though you are using a GUI utility to OC? Or maybe just monitor.

Ignore them.

Learn your hardware specs, thresholds, and limits. Use the BIOS to OC the CPU. Use nTune (and maybe ATI Tool 0.26 [new release] - I will try this weekend) for the GPU.

Monitor your core temperatures. That is a solid indicator of the systems "safety". Stress test settings for stability.

I apologise if this seems curt. I mean no offense, just wanna get back to basics so that we know what you are doing and what you want outta your hardware.

Bear in mind: this is very general. Formulate some quesitons and post away.
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I have done as you asked and here is a screen for you

Hope there is enough, basically, I am very new to this, and want some pointers to get a tuned stable system

i would have say there fine to me just cause its gpu monitor app. dose your system bog down when you run apps or even games?
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No, am OCing in the BIOS, just using the monitor. My question is that all is fine at this level from my point of view, but the fact that the bus speeds went yellow in the monitor made me ask if i should address this or ignore it and carry on untill i notice somthing myself
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post #7 of 22
Silly question but is pci lock on by default? Maybe by ocin' it has led to slight problems with the pci-e slots and caused errors, not to big on video cards but could be a easy mistake to make.
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post #8 of 22
ManDown, I misunderstood your initial post - sorry.

I don't see any temperature readings - they are vital to OC'ing. What do you have available that you could use?
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post #9 of 22
just go on if get any problems shut down your system and ask some qusetions here at ovrclock
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Current CPU temp is 38C, but have been running 3dmark06 all night. System temp 40C and GPU 76C/79C
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