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as the title says, i'm also new to computers in general. i've only learned how to put together parts to build a tower. i've only built 5 towers, including mine (sig). i don't really know the lingo either

but onto the point, i built my sig rig just over a year ago and never overclocked it. i would like to learn how by oc'ing it
how/where can i learn to do so?

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I really like this guide for intel overclocking. I read it for learning how to do it and used it on my i7-930 with ease. He has sections for all the i series stuff.

Also, I can't remember if he mentions it but look for the drop of between voltage increases and frequency boost. For most processors you will hit a wall where it takes a lot more voltage to get the same raise in frequency. For example I went to 3.6 at almost stock, took 1.25V for 3.8 (+.075) and wasn't quite stable at 4.0 with 1.35V (+.1V). That's where you have to weigh heat versus slight increases in speed/e-peen.

Also, you will want to not be on stock cpu cooling. Look into a CM Hyper 212+ for inexpensive good quality air cooling.
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I really like this guide for intel overclocking. I read it for learning how to do it and used it on my i7-930 with ease. He has sections for all the i series stuff.

Also, I can't remember if he mentions it but look for the drop of between voltage increases and frequency boost. For most processors you will hit a wall where it takes a lot more voltage to get the same raise in frequency. For example I went to 3.6 at almost stock, took 1.25V for 3.8 (+.075) and wasn't quite stable at 4.0 with 1.35V (+.1V). That's where you have to weigh heat versus slight increases in speed/e-peen.

Also, you will want to not be on stock cpu cooling. Look into a CM Hyper 212+ for inexpensive good quality air cooling.

great thanks for the link and info!
however, i have no idea what you're talking about lol. but i've always had a clue that OCing can lead to higher temps
i can't afford new parts, period. even if it is an inexpensive cpu cooler (currently unemployed)
so the link is saved to my bookmarks and i will just have to wait to OC another day

on a side note, what about "OC'ing" my video card or ram and other stuff? (is it called OC'ing for non-cpu parts?)
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