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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

Wait with buying a GPU. Soon new series will be released and then prices on current series will drop or just get a mid range next generation. Either way you win. I am waiting to see what happens with consoles before I buy a new video card, though mine serves me just fine still and mine is weaker than yours.


Cheers thanks um i have 1 more question regarding my OC my memory is ocz(i know right frown.gif) 1600 rated but when i try to change in bios there is only preset numbers none of which are 1600 and i cannot seam to find how to change manually my board is in my sig i think lolz thanks for any help



P.S this mobo has preset oc cpu numbers with an auto tune feature is this viable or should it be done manually?
post #32 of 40
to be honest, and this is just me. but overclocking the cpu is probably the best bet. keep it moderate enough that you can take a bit of time with an upgrade. i didnt see any mention of what you were using to cool it. so im going to guess its a fairly basic cooler. so im going to recommend going with a hyper 212 and buying yourself some noctua fans. and if your case supports it, getting the airflow moving as best as you can in the case. the memory gains seen in overclocking can be slight, but ive seen alot of good sticks crap out lately so i tend to run them stock. also, if youre just using the generated values from a motherboards tuning setting. i do advise you to take a second to try and take steps down in your voltage to see where exactly you can stand to be at. excess voltage creates heat. so taper it down as low as you can in increments until you find the sweet spot for stability at your max clock. you shouldnt need to overclock like a monster to score some longevity out of your system. with a 570 or 600series card. youll be in good form for quite a while. most of the games you play will be able to run on high without too many hiccups. but dont expect to constantly hit 60 fps on everything. even my 7970 isnt doing that at the moment with the settings and resolution i play on. also dont be so quick to give up. OCN is a beautiful place filled with wonderful people.. who do amazing things that some of us can only marvel at. we are a colony of red blooded nerds. its only being realistic that we will butt heads and whip em out every once in a while. so with all the respect i can give when saying this. Man up brother and dont leave. you can stand to contribute a ton to the community im sure you have a chamber of secrets somewhere!
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by Chapperz View Post

Thanks very much i took someones advice and went to the intel section and low and behold my motherboard had options to fine tune it to 3 preset speeds 3.2 was the highest frown.gif but still a nice surprise that they are thinking of us noobs smile.gif

So here is what i have done so far please tell me if i have made any errors

As mention by a senior poster on the post i read http://www.overclock.net/t/1354431/i7-870-asus-p7p55d-overclock-expectations very helpful cheers
i set the BCLK to 180 unfortunately i couldn't figure out how to change voltage manually the post recommends 1.28v mine is at 1.344v (IS THIS BAD?)
i disabled speed step and boost tech as instructed changed the modifier to 22x
So i now have my cpu is running at 3972 core speed i assume that's 3.9 up from the old 2.9 (is this correct seams like a massive jump for very little work?)
i ran prime95 Torture test for 1.5 hours with 42 tests completed and 0 errors or warnings (Not sure how long i am meant to run it for or what this means)

My CPU temps are 34-36 degrees across the 4 cores idle and i believe they were around 86-89 loaded during torture test (again i have no idea what a safe temp is sorry again)


Thanks again all i hope i haven't screwed u too much smile.gif

Hey great job, it sounds like you made some huge progress! smile.gif
1.344v is actually a great voltage to be at with that kind of overclock - it sounds like you have a very nice chip! For temperatures, I would say 86 - 89 is a little warmer than I'd be comfortable with for 24/7 use, but now you can start fine-tuning the overclock. You'll want to start lowering the cpu voltage little by little to see the minimum needed to keep the 3.9 frequency, or you can lower the BCLK a little to get some more head room on your cpu voltage (it depends on what you're aiming for in the end smile.gif )

Your idle temps look very good, and for load temperatures I'd recommend trying to aim for about mid 70's to low 80's max for 24/7 use. You can go higher if you want, those temps are just what I would aim for on air cooling.

It sounds like you learned a lot over 1 night so keep reading up and the more you learn, the more fun you'll have with it, and the more you can do with your system. Also, sometimes things can get lost in translation when having text conversations - most the people are trying to be helpful (though there are occasional silly comments on grammar lol), so I'd say try not to be offended as they might not have meant it the same way you read it smile.gif

Keep it up Chapperz, I think we have a future overclocker in the making!
post #34 of 40
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Hey great job, it sounds like you made some huge progress! smile.gif
1.344v is actually a great voltage to be at with that kind of overclock - it sounds like you have a very nice chip! For temperatures, I would say 86 - 89 is a little warmer than I'd be comfortable with for 24/7 use, but now you can start fine-tuning the overclock. You'll want to start lowering the cpu voltage little by little to see the minimum needed to keep the 3.9 frequency, or you can lower the BCLK a little to get some more head room on your cpu voltage (it depends on what you're aiming for in the end smile.gif )

Your idle temps look very good, and for load temperatures I'd recommend trying to aim for about mid 70's to low 80's max for 24/7 use. You can go higher if you want, those temps are just what I would aim for on air cooling.

It sounds like you learned a lot over 1 night so keep reading up and the more you learn, the more fun you'll have with it, and the more you can do with your system. Also, sometimes things can get lost in translation when having text conversations - most the people are trying to be helpful (though there are occasional silly comments on grammar lol), so I'd say try not to be offended as they might not have meant it the same way you read it smile.gif

Keep it up Chapperz, I think we have a future overclocker in the making!


Thanks a lot for the tips buddy i will def be trying some fine tuning and then i might have a crack at my GPU i have learned a heap over 24hrs lol a lil more then my pea brain can absorb but i will go over it all again and again until it sticks smile.gif
It is a lot of fun (except when i F it up smile.gif and my pc reboots smile.gif) but yea mate getting there and having a lot of fun and i truly appreciate everyone's help and idea's i have mixed and matched bits of advice from multiple ppl and i think i am almost happy with my setup i will post some non retarded screenshots and reports when I'm happy and i would greatly appreciate constructive criticism and any advice if there is any possible way of getting it better thumb.gifthumb.gif


P.S As for cooling mate i have no idea on sizes brands etc etc but my case is massive with lots of space for airflow what i can tell u and sorry for the simplicity of this it has quite a large fan almost as big as an audio cd on top of a silver piece that kind of reminds me of a car radiator that covers my cpu it also has a fan about double that size on the top of the case that is sucking air from inside the tower out. It also has 2 fans side by side on the bottom front side of the left case panel i believe they are also sucking air from the tower. just for kicks i might pull it apart and take some pics so u guys can see rather then going off my highly likely incorrect description.By pull apart i only mean the case if i did anymore i would have no idea how to put it back together smile.gif
Edited by Chapperz - 5/13/13 at 9:00pm
post #35 of 40
the only reason i was wondering about cooling is because of some of the limitations. ive seen people with phanteks get amazing results, noctuas as well. then ive seen some okay results with the ever popular H100 type coolers. and since your temperatures are solid i would rock it out until you find the sweet spot for your fans and things. and then start thinking about radical ways to get it colder and push it farther. so far it seems like your chip is going to be a little powerhouse i cant wait to see how you progress in the future.
post #36 of 40
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Thanks mate as have learnt a lil over the last couple of days i am also very excited about the near future for me and my pc smile.gif i'm on the ps3 atm testing new OC when i'm back on i'll post some pics of what i believe was a buy of a lifetime.
Edited by Chapperz - 5/13/13 at 10:03pm
post #37 of 40
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Ok I think i am a very happy chappy hehe got a couple of screenshots can i get some advice i think i looks good but i'm not sure if i'm looking at what is important or not lmao ok here goes...




System Idle:-

system.png 1672k .png file

I circled the voltage as i think that is impressive plz correct me if i'm wrong
And i circled the RAM because I'm not sure if that is normal i am running OCZ(not sure of brand rapier etc etc) 1600Mhz Duel channel DDR3 any help with this in particular would be great i remember seeing it somewhere but i read so many posts/links i really have no idea where that was frown.gif



And Loaded going by the helpful post i have received i would say the loaded temps are pretty ok?

system loaded.png 1103k .png file

Thanks again everyone i am as happy as a pig in s@%t atm wink.gif

P.S iI would like to upgrade to 8g Ram (2x4G stix) can someone please give me a good performing value for money suggestion? Please be as precise as you can be as i have zero knowledge of this and google didn't help much the numbers and letters get me worried the only thing i do know is my mobo supports DDR3 up too 2200OC i'm wanting 1600 Mhz though my mobo is in my sig thanks again all.
Edited by Chapperz - 5/14/13 at 2:05am
post #38 of 40
ive been trying out crucial ram, by i usually standby g.skill, kingston or corsair
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by Chapperz View Post

Ok I think i am a very happy chappy hehe got a couple of screenshots can i get some advice i think i looks good but i'm not sure if i'm looking at what is important or not lmao ok here goes...




System Idle:-

system.png 1672k .png file

I circled the voltage as i think that is impressive plz correct me if i'm wrong
And i circled the RAM because I'm not sure if that is normal i am running OCZ(not sure of brand rapier etc etc) 1600Mhz Duel channel DDR3 any help with this in particular would be great i remember seeing it somewhere but i read so many posts/links i really have no idea where that was frown.gif



And Loaded going by the helpful post i have received i would say the loaded temps are pretty ok?

system loaded.png 1103k .png file

Thanks again everyone i am as happy as a pig in s@%t atm wink.gif

P.S iI would like to upgrade to 8g Ram (2x4G stix) can someone please give me a good performing value for money suggestion? Please be as precise as you can be as i have zero knowledge of this and google didn't help much the numbers and letters get me worried the only thing i do know is my mobo supports DDR3 up too 2200OC i'm wanting 1600 Mhz though my mobo is in my sig thanks again all.

drool.gif WOW - That's such an impressive overclock at that voltage! Your chip is golden, and now your temps look great! thumbsupsmiley.png
-Jealous- lol

Oh and overclocking your GPU will be a walk in the park compared to the cpu, you'll want to download EVGA precision and perhaps Furmark or a graphical bench program of your choice, and start giving small boosts to the clock. I usually start out with +50, then if it's stable after awhile of benching, +20 > bench again > if stable, +5 , if not stable - 5 (you get the idea smile.gif ).

You can also give a small boost to voltage but I've never had very good luck with that on air cooled GPUs (your experience may be different).

Keep at it Chapperz, and I agree - looks like you got a great deal, (would have been a great deal even if you only bought that awesome cpu lol).
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by Darknlight_8 View Post

drool.gif WOW - That's such an impressive overclock at that voltage! Your chip is golden, and now your temps look great! thumbsupsmiley.png
-Jealous- lol

Oh and overclocking your GPU will be a walk in the park compared to the cpu, you'll want to download EVGA precision and perhaps Furmark or a graphical bench program of your choice, and start giving small boosts to the clock. I usually start out with +50, then if it's stable after awhile of benching, +20 > bench again > if stable, +5 , if not stable - 5 (you get the idea smile.gif ).

You can also give a small boost to voltage but I've never had very good luck with that on air cooled GPUs (your experience may be different).

Keep at it Chapperz, and I agree - looks like you got a great deal, (would have been a great deal even if you only bought that awesome cpu lol).


Very happy atm could go further but don't see the point atm it will run any game at good settings so i am content with that thanks everyone for the advice and direction much appreciated thumb.gifthumb.gif to everyone that helped me out i hope i can pass on what little knowledge i have at some stage smile.gif

As for ram i have some turning up in a day or 2 i went with
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 RED 1600MHz CL8 Unbuffered Vengeance Memory
ram.jpg 10k .jpg file

I hope it will work with my mobo lol
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