Originally Posted by cutiecutest
okay so i am on the right track i am happy to hear that you have been such a great help. I am just waiting for my HAF 932 advanced and noct D14 to come in then i'll rebuild the systeem do a clean install of windows defrag my HDD and i'll first see if my stable is hooked up correctly and that it will boot in stock mode as it is now with the new processor cooler and case coolers and i will run prime 95 on stock just to see how much difference a case + cooler can make. Then i will be off to my Bios.
1 last question. I read somewhere that they advice to slowly build up the overclock like 3,2ghz, 3,8ghz, 4,0ghz, 4,2ghz would u recommend that aswell or would u just overclock straight to 4.0 ghz?
and if i do it in steps let's say that i fill in everything the same as did up here in bios template except putting the base clock at 160 to begin with. which will result in 3.2 ghz 160 x 20 = 3.2 ghz. But if i leave the voltages as if they were overclocking a 4.0 ghz. Will that work or are the voltage set to high then for that blck or will i get a blue screen of death because of to much volts for 3.2 ghz?
greetings and once again thanks in advanced.
Sounds very good. Yes before disconnecting your existing system reset your BIOS back to defaults including wiping out the overclock, just to be safe, so when you get all your final hardware connected you're starting a fresh.
Some people like to go in increments, to me that's time consuming as I have to manually adjust the CPU voltage for each GHz I'm aiming for, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, etc. I'd rather go straight to the GHz I want, and try for the minimum volts at that speed. Only if load temperatures at that speed are too high (> 80 C), would I then notch down my GHz expectation by 200 MHz, then start with my CPU voltage at the base and work my way back up again looking for the minimum.
If you use <X> volts for 4.0 GHz, then decided to down-clock your CPU to 3.2 GHz, yes, <X> volts will work, but it'll mean you're using too much volts for 3.2 which results in excessive heat when 3.2 may only need <X> volts - 0.60, for example. In short, every time you change your CPU speed, I would start my CPU voltage at 1.20 or 1.18, and slowly work back up to find the stable minimum.
For myself, Prime95 is only used when my overclock "seems" rock solid in LinX. Also, LinX will heat up your CPU more than Prime95 will, so LinX is a worst-case scenario and you'll likely never get to the temperatures it'll produce.
Glad to help you and hear it's all going to plan!
FYI, I see BIOS 1501 is out, although I may just stick to 0904.Edited by aln688 - 5/4/11 at 9:05am