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I am about to try O/C'ing for the very first time - might even have to play some old Madonna while doing this...

Anyhoo, here is the question:

Does it matter what order to overclock components? I want to o/c my CPU, ram and video card. I don't know if one is dependent on the other or if I can just go ahead and o/c in any order I choose.

Appreciate the wisdom.
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start with your CPU then ram the video card
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I am about to try O/C'ing for the very first time - might even have to play some old Madonna while doing this...

Anyhoo, here is the question:

Does it matter what order to overclock components? I want to o/c my CPU, ram and video card. I don't know if one is dependent on the other or if I can just go ahead and o/c in any order I choose.

Appreciate the wisdom.
Doesn't really matter, but when you overclock your cpu, it overclocks your ram at the same time. Once you find stable overclocks your happy with, then overclock your video card.
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I like cpu first, gpu last, but it doesn't really matter a whole lot. Just personal preference really...
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What you'll first want to do is OC the cpu separately from the ram. Once you get your cpu all figured out, you can then start messing with the ram. This makes it easier to know if it's your ram or your cpu causing you to have instability.

For the gpu, you can overclock that first or the cpu. It doesn't really matter.
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your video card should be independent of the rest of your overclocks. I'd start with CPU then move on to RAM and general tweaking then do the GPU overclocks because the performance benefits will follow that order of priority.
    
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I do CPU then RAM then Video Card.

Making sure each is stable before moving onto the next.
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