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1) Does overclocking void the warranty on the chip?

2) I've never overclocked before but I want to try it out. Perhaps give a slight overclock to my 965 (up to 3.6 or 3.7?) How can I do it? (Keep in my I'm a total newb at this and don't understand the OC talk at all ) I know that I have to go the BIOS and all but it's still pretty complicated.
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1) Generally
2) Go into BIOS and set your CPU multipler to 17x.

Once you save and exit you should be at 3.4 Ghz.
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1) Generally
2) Go into BIOS and set your CPU multipler to 17x.

Once you save and exit you should be at 3.4 Ghz.
I have a 965 so it'll get to 3.6 right?
post #4 of 25
17x 200 = 3400
Edit:
Wow, totally spaced that 965's are already 3.4 at stock..

If you set it to 17.5x you'll be at 3.5 Ghz
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17x 200 = 3400
Wait, isn't stock core for the 965 3.4GHz?
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Yeah, read edit ;o
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Alright, changed the multiplier to 17.5 and CPU-Z shows 3.5GHz

At what point do I have to check for stability and change other settings in the BIOS?
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Generally to start off 50-100 Mhz increments will be your best bet.
Most of them can get to 3.6-3.8 at stock voltage.

Just remember if you set something and your PC doesn't boot to clear CMOS.
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Generally to start off 50-100 Mhz increments will be your best bet.
Most of them can get to 3.6-3.8 at stock voltage.

Just remember if you set something and your PC doesn't boot to clear CMOS.
When do I have to run Prime95? Should I download it and run it now? Or is my system already stable because there was very minimal change?

And why does CPU-Z change to that from the 3500MHz (17x)?

Edited by Hoops - 2/26/11 at 10:38pm
post #10 of 25
Even a slight change can through off stability. If you were a guy like me, I would have set my processor already to 3.8 and started playing with it till I at least got it to boot to windows. From there I would try to get it stable under Prime.

Any time you mess with the clock frequencies you should stress with prime for 2 hours.

Also disable cool and quiet
 
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