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Just curious... because I do.

What I mean is, I predetermine the maximum amount of voltage I am willing to give each component/chipset. Then, I overclock as far as I can go. Then, I reduce voltages of each component until it is no longer stable, then increase it again back to the last stable position.

Does anyone else overclock this way? Seems to be a quicker way to go about it IMO.
post #2 of 11
I do. I usually calculate the clock speed that I want and then set everything to acheive it and then lower voltages to sustain that clock speed.
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Just curious... because I do.

What I mean is, I predetermine the maximum amount of voltage I am willing to give each component/chipset. Then, I overclock as far as I can go. Then, I reduce voltages of each component until it is no longer stable, then increase it again back to the last stable position.

Does anyone else overclock this way? Seems to be a quicker way to go about it IMO.
Shouldn't it not work this way?

It seems that temps (and energy consumption) rise gradually with clock speed, but virtually exponentially with voltage.

Couldn't you get yourself in a situation where you simply have the voltage too high, and there'd be a little more room for clock speed if you backed it down a bit more?

It seems your method would require another step, where you decrease the voltage a little after you've achieved what you thought was your best overclock, then attempt to inch it forward a bit more.
    
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Same here, I prefer to call it "backwards compatible overclocking"
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i think i do it that way since im guessing half the time D:
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This is what I do to. But you can do it so many different ways.
     
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post #7 of 11
never tried it.
Edited by Rowey - 2/21/11 at 2:16pm
post #8 of 11
I do this way sort of... I raise voltages slightly each time roughly .05-.1 volts and raise frequencies as I go until I find the ramp and start finding stability at that point
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post #9 of 11
sometimes but it can be counter-productiv cause sometimes to much vcore is as bad as to little and throws out errors confusing you.
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post #10 of 11
I would consider bumping the voltage up slightly over just stable, WHY? because too little voltage for a high OC over an extended period of time will do more damage than a little extra voltage. Too little voltage will actually damage silicone!!!!
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