Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Learning a new way of Overclocking: Back to "Noob".
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Learning a new way of Overclocking: Back to "Noob".

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
First, I'd like to say that I feel I am an experienced LGA 775 Overclocker

But so far, I have only ever overclocked things with an FSB, namely my last sig rig E8400/Q9550.

Since the beginning, I felt quite comfortable OCing on LGA 775 because even though it required a bit of skill after some point, it was never overwhelming.

But since I'm waiting for SB, I know that OCing will not be the same, and I'm wondering how difficult / different it will be.

One of my main doubts is Turbo Boost. Do you turn it off while OCing? How does it work / what does it do?

Is the IMC more sensitive to high voltages, since it's integrated on the CPU?

What learning curve can I expect?

Thanks in advance
Edited by PanicProne - 1/1/11 at 3:45pm
Son of a Bridge
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz | 1.24v Asus P8P67 EVO [B3 Revision] Sapphire HD6870 1GB GDDR5 @ 1ghz Core 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500gb 16MB Cache SATA II SATA LG DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer LCD 17" 1280x1024 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650 Modded regular case X7 X-760H 2000 DPI N@NO 
  hide details  
Reply
Son of a Bridge
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz | 1.24v Asus P8P67 EVO [B3 Revision] Sapphire HD6870 1GB GDDR5 @ 1ghz Core 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500gb 16MB Cache SATA II SATA LG DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer LCD 17" 1280x1024 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX650 Modded regular case X7 X-760H 2000 DPI N@NO 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
On SB you will buy a CPU ending in K and then adjust the multi to 52 x 100mhz and boot up at 5.2ghz. Welcome to EZ-MODE!

PS: You will also be able to do this on a $25 cooler from what I've read.
Primary Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Biostar Z68 HD6870 1GB @ 925/1125 RipJaw 8GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
AData 64GB Sandforce SSD Lite-On DVD+RW Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 32" 1080p LCD Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Antec Earthwatts 750 Modular HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
Primary Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz Biostar Z68 HD6870 1GB @ 925/1125 RipJaw 8GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
AData 64GB Sandforce SSD Lite-On DVD+RW Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 32" 1080p LCD Monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Antec Earthwatts 750 Modular HAF 932 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Why should overclocking be difficult? I guess it's some kind of an elitistic thing as if changing few settings the BIOS would actually need 'skill'. That's for the basic overclocker out there and not someone going with LN2.

It's been "EZ-MODE" for the usual overclocks a long long time.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro MSI HD 6870 Hawk 2x4GB DDR3 Ripjaws-X 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Intel 320 Series SSD, 1TB WD Caviar Blue *none* Windows 7 x64 26" 1920x1200 
PowerCase
Corsair HX650W Bitfenix Shinobi Black 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K Asus P8P67 Pro MSI HD 6870 Hawk 2x4GB DDR3 Ripjaws-X 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
40GB Intel 320 Series SSD, 1TB WD Caviar Blue *none* Windows 7 x64 26" 1920x1200 
PowerCase
Corsair HX650W Bitfenix Shinobi Black 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by nvvit View Post
Why should overclocking be difficult? I guess it's some kind of an elitistic thing as if changing few settings the BIOS would actually need 'skill'. That's for the basic overclocker out there and not someone going with LN2.

It's been "EZ-MODE" for the usual overclocks a long long time.
i think he meant that intel is taking all the fun out of it. i never found overclocking to be dificult, but rather challenging.

im happy sb is coming out soon, and even happier about its features. i mean who wouldnt want a 32nm quad core with ht? but the limits intel is imposing on us overclockers is going to take all the fun out of it. before we had all kinds of options with the bclk.

but like i said, the 32nm benefits outway the lack of overclocking options.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k p8p67 deluxe reference gtx 680 Ripjaws(blue)1866, 8-9-8-24-2t 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
c300, 2X WD CAVAIAR BLACK 640GB RAID 0 LG Bluray/Dvd Rewriter 7 Ult Gateway 24" lcd 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lycosa Corsair 750w tx Cooler Master HAF 932 black g9 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k p8p67 deluxe reference gtx 680 Ripjaws(blue)1866, 8-9-8-24-2t 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
c300, 2X WD CAVAIAR BLACK 640GB RAID 0 LG Bluray/Dvd Rewriter 7 Ult Gateway 24" lcd 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lycosa Corsair 750w tx Cooler Master HAF 932 black g9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by nvvit View Post
Why should overclocking be difficult? I guess it's some kind of an elitistic thing as if changing few settings the BIOS would actually need 'skill'. That's for the basic overclocker out there and not someone going with LN2.

It's been "EZ-MODE" for the usual overclocks a long long time.
I think it should be difficult because if it is too easy then nobody would buy the expensive CPU's anymore, they would just buy the cheapest thing they can get their hands on and that means the chip manufacturer looses money. It's all about the money.

On the subject though I never even realized that FSB no longer exists really... since this E6750 is the last chip I have played with, and I will also be upgrading to Sandy Bridge hopefully soon so I would like to know the details about this as well.
post #6 of 7
I missed out on the whole i3/i5/i7 train too. So now all we have to do to OC is tweak VCore and the multiplier? No more RAM dividers or NB, SB, PLL, etc voltages to tweak anymore? In a way this is good, but kinda makes me feel sad that that era is ending.
post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbarry View Post
I missed out on the whole i3/i5/i7 train too. So now all we have to do to OC is tweak VCore and the multiplier? No more RAM dividers or NB, SB, PLL, etc voltages to tweak anymore? In a way this is good, but kinda makes me feel sad that that era is ending.
Yeah I always found it fun doing the whole FSB thing, so you had to find a frequency that both your CPU and RAM could handle because you had minimal if any multiplier adjustment so if you had crap RAM it could hold your CPU back because it couldn't take the freq.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel CPUs › Learning a new way of Overclocking: Back to "Noob".