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Hey,

I have a few questions regarding overclocking my new system setup. What I have:

- ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard

- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor BX80571E7200, 45 nm, 2.53 GHz, 1066FSB, 3 MB Cache

- PNY Geforce 7600 GS 512 MB (400Mhz Core Clock/ 270Mhz Memory Clock)

- 500Watt Power supply (Will this affect OC preformance?)

I am wondering if anybody has any experience with any of this hardware. I have tried using ATItool and Rivatuner and I dont know if one is better than the other.

With ATItool when I run the Find Max Core for both it puts it at about (536Mhz/322Mhz) and it seems to run fine.

With my CPU with my ASrock board I can get it to about 2.77Ghz and If I go much over that my system wont boot. Is this due to my motherboard? It alows me to put it to over 3.0Ghz but it wont run at that.

Also If I overclock to the Max will this greatly decrease my system life and if so what is a safe value to set it under the max? Also with these overclocks should I notice much of a preformance increase for gaming?

Thanks in advance!
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Welcome to OCN! judging from the amount of time I've been here and the systems I've seen it seems me and you are the only ones with the ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 motherboard!

It seems the reason you're system won't boot with more then a 2.77Ghz overclock is because the CPU does not have enough voltage, but im no CPU wizard therefore making me not the best source.

I do however know that the ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 does not have any voltage settings in the BIOS.

as for your video card because it is a GeForce 7600 I'd think you should use Riviatuner but im also no Nvidia wizard I've used ATI cards almost all my life.

If you overclock things right you will notice a increase in you're gaming when I overclock my ATI card from 425.25 core 398.25 mem to 540.00 core 519.75 mem I jump a fair amount of FPS and when I take my CPU from 3.0Ghz to 3.8 photoshop does move a fair amount faster.

And for you're question about degrading the life of you're hardware by overclocking. Some hardware is made for overclocking and just handles it better, some hardware however does not..

Finally please fill you your system info it makes things much easier for everyone trying to help.

Hope I've helped in some way!
Edited by PaRaDoX_883 - 6/26/08 at 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by gapmaster28 View Post
Hey,

I have a few questions regarding overclocking my new system setup. What I have:

- ASRock 4CoreDual-SATA2 LGA 775 VIA PT880 Pro/PT880 Ultra ATX Intel Motherboard

- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor BX80571E7200, 45 nm, 2.53 GHz, 1066FSB, 3 MB Cache

- PNY Geforce 7600 GS 512 MB (400Mhz Core Clock/ 270Mhz Memory Clock)

- 500Watt Power supply (Will this affect OC preformance?)

I am wondering if anybody has any experience with any of this hardware. I have tried using ATItool and Rivatuner and I dont know if one is better than the other.

With ATItool when I run the Find Max Core for both it puts it at about (536Mhz/322Mhz) and it seems to run fine.

With my CPU with my ASrock board I can get it to about 2.77Ghz and If I go much over that my system wont boot. Is this due to my motherboard? It alows me to put it to over 3.0Ghz but it wont run at that.

Also If I overclock to the Max will this greatly decrease my system life and if so what is a safe value to set it under the max? Also with these overclocks should I notice much of a preformance increase for gaming?

Thanks in advance!
My experiences with AsRock boards aren't the best but here goes.

Your overclock will be limited by your voltage and if memory serves me there is no option to increase your voltage without doing some sort of hard mod. I could really set my CPU to run at 5Ghz but there's no way I could hit that at stock voltages. I'm afraid you've hit the wall there.

Now your video card...that's a different story. In the past I have never used the "Find Max" option because I found that I was able to get slightly higher while remaining stable. Plus when the GPU frequency went to high automatically it locked up my system since the application could not back off in time. Just increase your core by small increments, scan using ATI Tool and keep going until you notice artifacts after about 5 minutes of scanning. Drrop the core down to stock and begin with the memory. Once you reach the maximum you can there, put them together and see if they are happy with each other. Chances are you'll have to back off a tiny bit.

The main issue to watch out for when it comes to hardware longevity is heat. That is the killer. I'd say that you should also be mindful of excessive voltage but with this board that won't be a problem. As long as your CPU temperature is kept below what Intel specifies and as long as your video card temperature stays around 80 degrees or less under load you should be fine.
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Alrighty thanks for the answers!
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