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post #21 of 30
Yeah the CPU gadget will only tell you your MHZ based on your multiplier as far as I can tell.
I have no idea why, but when I set my multiplier up to 19 I was around 4.2Ghz it showed up on the gadget, but when I had multi set to 14 and FSB up around 285 (about 3.9 Ghz) it showed the gadget being 2.8Ghz. So it's really not reliable gauge. But it does show CPU / RAM load which is what you want it for. CPU-z will show your actual MHz use that to test while running Prime95 to stress test.
Edited by gcampton - 2/16/11 at 5:52pm
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I was use AMD OVerdrive as a stress test, trying P95 now.

what do these do?
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Prime95, if that's what P95 is supposed to stand for, simply does massive amounts of calculations. It will put you CPU load on 100%, and RAM around 50-90% depending.
It's good if you have your system OC'd to the highest amount possible and want to run a decent stress test. You can run it for 12 hours or so while you sleep and if there's no errors your all good.

However if your just doing simple tests then running it for 10minutes at a time is fine.
IMO you should read those guides I linked, and do your OC'ing through BIOS. Rather than using software. But it's up to you, like I said it only took me a couple hours of reading.
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how long does the test last?
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how long does the test last?
until you get an error or you stop it
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Hey man, you should check out my overclocking guide... I literally just posted the 3rd revision.

It should answer all these questions. Hope it helps
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until you get an error or you stop it
what if I do get an error?

should I run it all night or an hour?

the AMD overdrive utility I ran which was a stress test ran about 15 mins with no errors.
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post #28 of 30
Quote:
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what if I do get an error?

should I run it all night or an hour?

the AMD overdrive utility I ran which was a stress test ran about 15 mins with no errors.
If you get an error that means your overclock is unstable. so you would have to increase voltages or lower clocks. during initial overclocks you only have to run stress tests for about 15 minutes to get a general idea if the clocks are even stable at all. once you get to the point where you constantly get errors and can't increase voltage anymore or your temps are too high, black the clocks down and that's when you run long tests (i.e. overnight) to make sure it is very stable.

look at the OCing guides on this site. there are tons. just like the one posted above. they explain everything in detail.
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post #29 of 30
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PC probe II gave me 5v warning on the voltage, I think it went below 5v for a sec or 2, my 12v rail sometimes goes to 11.85v.

Should I be worried?

is the PSU sufficient enough?
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post #30 of 30
You shouldn't need to change or play with voltages at all to overclock, If you do you should only up voltages depending on temperatures you can manage, but alone overclocking does not cause overheating. Very easy to OC with stock gear. The stress test will cause some heating. But then your system should be able to deal with that anyway.

Read the guides.

There's no point continually asking questions when you can easily learn for yourself.
Not that anyone here minds answering the questions. But when you get given the answer "RTFM!!!!" usually it's a good idea. All your questions you wouldn't have had to ask had you done 20minutes reading.
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