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Poll Results: Whats your OCing strategy?

 
  • 20% (10)
    5-15 FSB at time
  • 27% (13)
    20-50 FSB at a time
  • 47% (23)
    Boot up at 3.6GHz with a high vcore
  • 4% (2)
    I dont overclock :(
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post #11 of 22
I threaten to take its heatsink off, thus, it obeys me.
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post #12 of 22
I will usually go straight to the clock with a higher voltage that doesn't go beyond the manufacturer recommendation and the safe temperature, then, if I can make it to Windows, I will run Prime95 for an hour, if it works, I will lower the vCore and run an hour again and repeat these steps until I get an error. Once I get an error, I increase the voltage a bit until I can get 12H stable. And if I'm in the FSB hole, I will know it. But it takes some logic to OC straight to the clock.
    
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post #13 of 22
I just set what others have gotten for a speed, set my vcore a bit high, and go from there.

Going from 2.1 - 3.6 ghz 20-50 mhz at a time is not fun. made it from 2.1- 2.5 this way then said screw it.
    
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post #14 of 22
Well that depends on the chip of course. If I tried to boot my E2180 to 3.6GHz and high vcore I might smell smoke .

I use a combiniation of high FSB increases at first (30-50) and increase vcore. Then 10-20 FSB. Then 5-10 FSB. Then adjust the vcore to get an absolutely stable overclock. When folding there's certain WU's that require an absolutely stable O/C.
    
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post #15 of 22
Big leaps until I fail to post/boot into windows, then up voltage/drop speed.
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post #16 of 22
None of the above for me. I actually overclocked this rig before I even had Windows installed.

Went straight to 3.6Ghz, bumped my vcore up just a tad, and set my ram to 1:1 at 2.1v.

I'm a nut.
    
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by SUPER PISSED View Post
None of the above for me. I actually overclocked this rig before I even had Windows installed.

Went straight to 3.6Ghz, bumped my vcore up just a tad, and set my ram to 1:1 at 2.1v.

I'm a nut.
Your not even suppose to install windows on a stable overclock... let alone a most likely unstable overclock.
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Your not even suppose to install windows on a stable overclock... let alone a most likely unstable overclock.
    
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post #19 of 22
I use 5-10 FSB a time on older CPUs like Pentium IV. I use 10+ FSB a tme for newer CPUs like Dual-Core.

EDIT: Sometimse when I get bored I put ice on the CPU socket and hit 4 GHz on air LOL!!!
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post #20 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by 555thz View Post
I use 5-10 FSB a time on older CPUs like Pentium IV. I use 10+ FSB a tme for newer CPUs like Dual-Core.

EDIT: Sometimse when I get bored I put ice on the CPU socket and hit 4 GHz on air LOL!!!
LMAO, ..err
    
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