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just wondering how i would know when to up the volts?
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when your system is not stable. If you up the clock speed by using the multiplier or the fsb you will reach a point where you need more juice. If you dont rase the V your system will stall, restart or just freeze up (be unstable). A good way to check stability is to run a benchmark test or super PI or another program that will stress you system. I think the best test is to play you favorite most demanding game for as long as you can, if you system acts normal and gives you no problems you are good. You can set your system back to stock and up the volts til you see the processor temps rise above what you are willing them to be at. Dont let them get above 50c on load (just to keep it safe). You can then up your fsb a little at a time til you system becomes unstable, at that point back them off til you become stable again. that should give you a good oc with the most stable system. If you are using air you will not be able to add too much V, as your cpu will get hot fast. I hope this helps some.
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when your system is not stable. If you up the clock speed by using the multiplier or the fsb you will reach a point where you need more juice. If you dont rase the V your system will stall, restart or just freeze up (be unstable). A good way to check stability is to run a benchmark test or super PI or another program that will stress you system. I think the best test is to play you favorite most demanding game for as long as you can, if you system acts normal and gives you no problems you are good. You can set your system back to stock and up the volts til you see the processor temps rise above what you are willing them to be at. Dont let them get above 50c on load (just to keep it safe). You can then up your fsb a little at a time til you system becomes unstable, at that point back them off til you become stable again. that should give you a good oc with the most stable system. If you are using air you will not be able to add too much V, as your cpu will get hot fast. I hope this helps some.
I would add to this that if you follow the method above you might also want to raise the speed till it's unstable and just to be sure lower the volts a notch and test, then try it a few notches down. I have seen some cases where a cpu like a certain volt range and would start throwing errors above than v range. So sometimes the most vcore you can use is not always the best.
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ok i think i understand, one more Q.. where do i modify the amount of volts? bios?
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For the RAM and CPU ..there should be a voltage referance in the "Advanced" section look for "Jumper Free Configuration."
    
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coolio, thanks
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