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ABit OC Guru... Is it any good?

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I want to start Overclocking when I get my RAM back from being RMA'd and I want to start by using ABit OC Guru. I was just wondering if it's any good?

Here's a screenie of it. \\/



Or is it better to do it from the BIOS?

Any help welcome.

Yes, I am a n00b to this so please try and be simple. :withstupi
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post #2 of 6
BIOS is the way. Many report the Guru as buggy.
    
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i have the Abit AN8 and it hasn' seemed buggy to me at all. It seems to work just a good as the Bios, but i'm lazy so being able to just pull it up from the desktop is easier for me. It let's you set just about everything from there too.
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I guess Bios should be better, but I haven't had any problems with the OC guru. ATM I have it oced to 3.3Ghz from bios, and usually to 3.6Ghz with OC guru.
I also guess that there shouldn't be any problems by using software, cause the Guru chip is basically a link between the guru software and bios.. The only inconvenience of using software is that you have to apply your oc each time you bootup, while with bios it's all set. I find the OC guru useful for testing new oc's cause if I have any failure, I don't have to open up my case and reset the bios; anyways, I'd recommend you to use both, bios and guru, see which one you prefer.
post #5 of 6
I would stick to the BIOS, many program's are inaccurate.

For example it report's your Vcore as 1.6v which is way to high for such a small overclock, but i hope that's just the program's fault and you haven't set it at that.
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I would just stick to the soft menu if you've got it.
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