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post #1 of 14
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I'd like to work on overclocking my Core i5-750 past 3.24Ghz, which is what my MSI motherboards OC Genie sets it at. Is there any quality programs available for doing so, or is it best to stick with the BIOS?
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post #2 of 14
BIOS is best IMHO.

On a side note, is 8 hours of 4ghz prime 95 8 threads considered stable yet?
post #3 of 14
BIOS is best in all cases.

@Dooginater - God yes. Some real gurus will say you have to run them all, but under normal use it's going to work just fine.
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post #4 of 14
Ya thats barley stable /sarcasm
BIOS by far
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post #5 of 14
BIOS, software is fine to get a start but BIOS is always the best. Thats the only way to have true full control.
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post #6 of 14
bios, use it and never look back.


Get rid of any idea of using software to overclock... Its not the best idea. sorry lol.
post #7 of 14
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so, could someone point me towards a convenient guide to bios overclocking? i have an msi p55-gd65, and I'm sure the UI's vary greatly, but a guide in general would be great.
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post #8 of 14
Usually just press the del key on the numpad on startup when the mobo is posting and showing the ram, etc. (I usually just spam the key).

As far a ui's:

They all vary, just check out the guide to overclocking the i5 in this forum and look for the settings on your bios. You should have equivalents to all the settings.

FSB, QPI, IOH, IOC, DIMM, etc. Just adjust them according to the guide and I suggest reading that guide VERY carefully before messing around.

Settings should be close to the i7's I'd imagine, or just google i5 overclocking and read a bit. It took me a 2 weeks of testing to get 4Ghz stable and you might not even be aiming that high.
post #9 of 14
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alright, thanks a lot. hope all goes well.
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post #10 of 14
There is a pretty good vid on utube
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