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Poll Results: Should I Lap?

 
  • 8% (1)
    Lap Q6600!
  • 0% (0)
    Lap Xigmatek s1283!
  • 75% (9)
    Lap both!
  • 16% (2)
    Don't Lap!
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, this is my first real build and I need a little advice. I haven't started putting it together yet (still waiting on the mobo, proc, and video cards which should be in today), but I'm trying to get everything ready for it. Here's a link to my build if you want to take a look, but my question is this... what all programs will I need to OC and make it stable?

I hear mention of so many different programs on here for benchmarking and checking temps and stuff, but trying to get a recent list of what people really use today to test their system. If you guys wouldn't mind, please tell me the name of the program and what it's for, and I'll go out and try to find it. Thanks in advance for all help!

P.S. Also, please vote in my poll on weather or not to Lap my q6600, xigmatek s1283, or both. Thanks!
post #2 of 12
Well you would use a "program" called BIOS

You need to use your motherboards BIOS to overclock.

As for programs to monitor, I strongly recommend Everest. Speedfan is useful for fan control, and there are some others. I find Everest to be the most accurate and speedfan isn't too bad either.

But don't use programs to overclock your processor. Just leads to major instability and problems down the road.

For benchmarking, I would use Sandra.

SuperPi and Orthos for stability testing.
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post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks. Just trying to get everything ready. Hope to have it up and running by this weekend so just trying to go ahead and be getting any programs I need to have and figure out what's best to use when. I've heard a lot of people talk about CPU-Z to check temps, would you recommend that as the best way to monitor CPU/GPU temps?
post #4 of 12
Generaly mosy people that lap. Lap everything
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by xipetotec View Post
Ok, thanks. Just trying to get everything ready. Hope to have it up and running by this weekend so just trying to go ahead and be getting any programs I need to have and figure out what's best to use when. I've heard a lot of people talk about CPU-Z to check temps, would you recommend that as the best way to monitor CPU/GPU temps?
CPU-Z won't give you temps, just all the info you need for your CPU. Same with GPU-Z. For temperatures, Everest and speedfan are good.
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by se7en56 View Post
CPU-Z won't give you temps, just all the info you need for your CPU. Same with GPU-Z. For temperatures, Everest and speedfan are good.
Along with core temp and for "45nm" Realtemp
post #7 of 12
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Along with core temp and for "45nm" Realtemp
Oh yeah haha core temp is great. I could never use it till now
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well, the reason I ask about lapping both is because several people who have gotten the xigmatek said that it didn't need lapping at all, and I'm a little nervous about it since I've never even heard of lapping before a few weeks ago and haven't lapped anything yet. I've read plenty of guides and think I could do it, but still a little nervous about it.
post #9 of 12
Yeah. Well maybe this will help. You literally cannot ruin a heatsink from lapping it. It's just using sandpaper to make it flat and smooth. Same with the IHS on your processor. You just need to be careful with the processor so you don't bend the pins or drop it or anything. But it's just some sandpaper (starting coarse and getting super fine) until it's smooth. I have lapped 4 or 5 things, it's really easy to do, just takes a little time
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post #10 of 12
Considering you seem new the scene I would say play around with your settings and temps for awhile and see what works and what doesn't. Then lap later on if need be.

And welcome.
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