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Is my GPU capable of overclocking safely?
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Alrighty. All 10 passes in IBT passed and I ran prime95 all night with no errors. I believe that's stable enough for me smile.gif

I ended up at 4.1 ghz / ~1.3v I believe.

Am I all good now?

Yes and congrats! Your voltage sounds nice too. Mine is a power pig that needs 1.32v for 4Ghz, but this is abnormal. My 8320 on the same motherboard needs 1.256v for 4Ghz. So your voltage is more in line with what i 'd expect from a more "normal" 6300 than mine.

Just for information, mine without additional VRM cooling, maxed out at 4.3Ghz with 1.43v.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1494064/ibt-vs-prime95-when-your-validation-is-shattered/50#post_22443536

But as you see, temps rise high and i am no overclocker, so i stay at 4Ghz.

Good job, you did very well for a rookie, i wish all could follow instructions as well as you do! Happy computing! thumb.gif
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Is my GPU capable of overclocking safely?

Usually all GPUs can overclock some and as long as you are stable (Furmark, 3dMark, games or folding are good tests) and temps remain in check (say under 80c, but the cooler the better), you 're good.

But i am not much of an expert on that.
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Man, you've been a super big help. I truly appreciate it. I wasn't expecting much of an answer and figured it'd be a week long endeavor but nope!

I have many hobbies... vaping, photography, PC gaming, technology in general... oh and wet shaving. I'm no stranger to following directions =]

I work from home Tues, Wed & Thurs so this added speed boost will be a blessing.

Here's a shot in the dark but I'm looking to optimize a Microsoft Silverlight based application. I work for an insurance company doing property claims using a very poorly programmed web app. It easily hits 2 gb in RAM alone (internet explorer) while simultaneously using Firefox on another browser for additional searches. I wonder how else I can speed things up.

I disabled a bunch of Windows services, disabled HD indexing, using best performance (aka no window shadows, animations, etc.). I created a separate user name, disabled all apps that I could from starting, nuked all the nVidia bloatware.

I haven't touched IE or Firefox though. Any tips? :DD
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Man, you've been a super big help. I truly appreciate it. I wasn't expecting much of an answer and figured it'd be a week long endeavor but nope!

Glad i could help. Fortunately, AMD made these ones really easy to overclock. It's the first time i use overclocked CPUs (at 4Ghz) for daily use, so that's how easy they are... biggrin.gif And since i had your exact same hardware, it was easy. All motherboards have their quirks. When you own a motherboard it's easy to give tips.
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I have many hobbies... vaping, photography, PC gaming, technology in general... oh and wet shaving. I'm no stranger to following directions =]

I used to have photography as a hobby too during my university years, but don't have much time anymore. Glad i could help a fellow photography hobbyist though. thumb.gif
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Here's a shot in the dark but I'm looking to optimize a Microsoft Silverlight based application. I work for an insurance company doing property claims using a very poorly programmed web app. It easily hits 2 gb in RAM alone (internet explorer) while simultaneously using Firefox on another browser for additional searches. I wonder how else I can speed things up.

I disabled a bunch of Windows services, disabled HD indexing, using best performance (aka no window shadows, animations, etc.). I created a separate user name, disabled all apps that I could from starting, nuked all the nVidia bloatware.

I haven't touched IE or Firefox though. Any tips? :DD

Unfortunately i haven't the faintest idea about Silverlight, i 've never installed it and my work is completely unrelated with computers, it's just a hobby. So no luck there. Personally i use SRW Iron as browser (Chrome based) and i am happy with that, but i don't know if it's of any use to you...

You could also run "Autoruns" and check what kind of applications load automatically at startup and disable the non essential ones.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

Just run it with administrator rights and untick any junk startup applications you find there. Control panel of audio drivers is a common offender for example and it's not needed to run at tray. If RAM is an issue with Silverlight, as long as you see in task manager that you have some free, you shouldn't worry about. But, if you can, you should upgrade to 8GB (preferably 2x4GB), as they help in pretty much anything.
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post #25 of 31
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Aye that's what I currently have installed... 4gb x 2 in dual channel.

Nikon or Canon?

I shoot w/ a D610, and old DX lenses... 50mm 1.8, 60 2.8mm macro and 70-300mm vr ii. smile.gif
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Aye that's what I currently have installed... 4gb x 2 in dual channel.

Nikon or Canon?

I shoot w/ a D610, and old DX lenses... 50mm 1.8, 60 2.8mm macro and 70-300mm vr ii. smile.gif

I had a Nikon reflex, but i don't even remember the model now. Technology and lack of time made me go the "lazy way" and just have a compact Samsung digital now.

Ah, sorry i thought it was 4GB in total. Well, as long as Silverlight doesn't eat up all your RAM, you 're good. Windows tries to cache memory, for frequently used applications, but that's not really used actively by programs and can be freed on need. So as long as Silverlight doesn't eat all your RAM, you 're good.

One thing you could also try, assuming you have 1.5v RAM, is go to BIOS and raise DRAM voltage to 1.6v and enable command rate 1 (1T), if you currently have 2T. This should give a bit of a RAM boost. But you need to test stability again (same drill as the one you did for the overclock and preferrably "memtest for Windows" too). Don't expect miracles, but it helps a bit. System becomes a little bit snappier.
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That sounds sexy. I can't explain how bad Xactcontents runs. It's a wretched program.

It eats RAM for breakfast. I'll try this after work.
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My default dram was 1.585. So go to 1.685?

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My default dram was 1.585. So go to 1.685?

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That's a strange value. Don't your sticks have a label on their box or on their heatsink? Anyway, i suppose they are 1.5v. The max "normal" voltage that DDR3 sticks are sold at is 1.65v. I would first try 1.6v. If you are unstable, try increasing to say 1.62v first. If you still can't go 1.65v. The lower, the better. If you can have T1 already at 1.585v, even better. You can try it.
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Thanks a lot. I was able to stabilize at 4.1 ghz and left RAM at stock. Then I was able to upgrade to Windows 10 and customized TF2 that doesn't drop below 100 fps with a 33ms lerp . Oh happy days.
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