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I have no idea what Im doing or what I need to do. This is my first build. Ive read all these guides and about sections but its doing nothing but confusing the **** out of me. How do I overclock? Can I use the program Prime95 to overclock? And do you overclock individual things? Like the CPU, GPU, and MOBO. Also what is voltage and what does it have to do with me overclocking. Im under so much stress for this project that its killing me.
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post #2 of 7
Overclock using Bios or a 3rd party application. No. Yes. Voltages Vary. A lot.

Lol Relax man.

In order for anyone here to help you with overclocking, we need info from you. The more stats and figures you provide, the more precise and correct our answers will be.

What type of rig do you have? What BIOS Revision is your motherboard working on? What type of processor are we trying to overclock? Do you actually want to to overclock your RAM or GPU? What type of RAM and GPU do you have?

See what I'm getting at?

Easiest way is to open up your profile for this site and click on your system info and fill in all the blanks. Only you know what hardware you have.
    
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Just relax and take a deep breath mate. First of all do what Senator suggested and fill in your system info through your profile so we can all get a better picture of your hardware. Now just a FYI, always overclock through the BIOS, never use software such as AMD Overdrive, etc for overclocking. Prime95 is mostly just for stability testing but we will get to that a little later. Once we get a better picture of what components you have and how high you want to overclock, etc we can help you along.
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if its an oem build (dell/hp/gateway ect..), you cant or it will be difficult to overclock

fill out the form here so we can see what you have
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem
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Well I filled everything out. I dont know if I want to overclock my ram because Im guessing its a cheap brand. And my GPU stays pretty hot and I have an 80mm fan right on it so I dont know if thats the best Idea.
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Well I filled everything out. I dont know if I want to overclock my ram because Im guessing its a cheap brand. And my GPU stays pretty hot and I have an 80mm fan right on it so I dont know if thats the best Idea.
G.Skill ram is no cheap brand , but if u can be a little more specific like what speed is it and what are the timing ? example 1600 Mhz 9-9-9-24 or 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 ? and maybe you can make us a screenshot of your BIOS where u need to adjust all the clocks that would be great
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Ill post what type of ram I have when I get home I haven't a clue. And as for screenshots I have no idea how that works either. I used to have hyper cam back in the day but that's the only screenshot program I know about.
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