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So i'm getting a new board and upgrading to windows 7. With this new board I will also be getting new Ram. I'm no overclocker lol but with my Phenom II X4 955 BE I just increased the multiplier and checked stability with prime 95. Got it up too 3.8ghz and all was good. My new board has Turbo V and I see this changes voltage on CPU and Ram and changes frequency...blah blah. So I get a full system tune not just increasing the multiplier. So i'm curious how well it works. Can I just say start and it will find my systems limits and I'm safe or should I keep in mind a number I want to achieve and use prime 95 for stability again? I will be using everything else from my old computer.


CPU - Ph II X4 955 BE

Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655&cm_re=asus_am3_motherboard-_-13-131-655-_-Product

Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145251&cm_re=corsair_4gb_ddr3-_-20-145-251-_-Product



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Edited by geazy - 1/28/11 at 7:38am
post #2 of 14
Turbo V is great to see all of your voltages reflected in windows. It also helps to see things that HW Monitor and CPU-Z don't show. However you should stick to Bios OC'ing and just checking setting sin TurboV.

JM2C
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well like i said i'm not an overclocker so is this safe to assume this program knows what is safe for my computer? I know how to increase the multiplier and frequencies but I don't know the voltages and stuff. I'm a noob dude! lol
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I use TurboV all the time when OCing. I do a small OC from Bios, then load windows and test it. After that small OC is stable, by adjusting Vcore and such in TurboV, I use it to up my OC until I am satisfied/done.

Once I find an OC I like, I set it in the bio and test it again. I have not had any problems using TurboV, although a lot of people tend to avoid it. I personally really like it, and find it very handy. But you still need to set your final OC in Bios.

And I did use it to reach a 2Ghz OC on my I7 860, Which is 4.8Ghz.
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but i thought like all asus overclocking programs it saves it right back to bios. I used Asus Suite on my current system and it always saved the frequency changes back into bios. So will turbo v find the highest stable oc and then stop or how does that work.
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Originally Posted by geazy;12175308 
well like i said i'm not an overclocker so is this safe to assume this program knows what is safe for my computer? I know how to increase the multiplier and frequencies but I don't know the voltages and stuff. I'm a noob dude! lol

NO, it will let you put in any value you want up to the maximum, just like BIOS. Except that BIOS will at least color code the higher values, i.e. Red for over 1.35 volts, etc....
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I use TurboV all the time when OCing. I do a small OC from Bios, then load windows and test it. After that small OC is stable, by adjusting Vcore and such in TurboV, I use it to up my OC until I am satisfied/done.

Once I find an OC I like, I set it in the bio and test it again. I have not had any problems using TurboV, although a lot of people tend to avoid it. I personally really like it, and find it very handy. But you still need to set your final OC in Bios.

And I did use it to reach a 2Ghz OC on my I7 860, Which is 4.8Ghz.


Ditto. Turbov is a pretty good tool. However you should only use it to find out how much you can increase your oc, 955s can very easily reach 4ghz mark. but to keep it there in a stable form can be a bit tricky. use turbov to reach the speed on your mind, use small voltage adjustments to find the spot where you have it stable. while OCing use both multiplier and ref clock speed (example 225x18 = 4050). When you have a stable oc that you are satisfied with ( and comfortable with for 24x7 use), note the values and use those in the bios.
    
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So like i said normally I just increase the multiplier in bios. I have my current pc at 3.8ghz. Now I would like to do the entire adjustment with the turbo v for ram and everything. I have never used turbo v so when I get it i just go to auto tune right and when it hits 3.8 i can just stop it and adjust those number in bios?
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NO, it will let you put in any value you want up to the maximum, just like BIOS. Except that BIOS will at least color code the higher values, i.e. Red for over 1.35 volts, etc....

No i'm talking about the autotune mode.
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The autotune mode isnt that good. It took my Vcore way up while only raising the OC only a little bit.

What I did when I first started OCing. I used TurboV's Easy Mode. Only adjustment is the base clock on it, it sets the rest for you. Then from there I would use Manual Mode to lower my voltages/raise my base clock until I found my "final" OC.

Bios does have more options, the main one lacking from TurboV is the Multi. Thats why I fine tune my OC in Bios, but you need to know about the settings before changing them.
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