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I wish to overclock it to 3.33 or 3.5 MAX!
from a base of 2.8 mostly because i use photoshop and i will be doing some light movie making in the near future, is it worth OCing to 3.33? is 2.8 fast enough??
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Overclocking is definitely worth it. You could probably get it up to 4GHz.
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Overclocking is definitely worth it. You could probably get it up to 4GHz.
Ive seen people reach 4Ghz
but i dont feel i need it! Doesnt OC diminish the life of your CPU already?
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Originally Posted by crazymisfit246 View Post
Ive seen people reach 4Ghz
but i dont feel i need it! Doesnt OC diminish the life of your CPU already?
It sort of does, as long as you dont put too much voltage into it, it will be fine. oh and as long as you have a good cpu cooler to keep it cool then it will be fine.
    
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You're unlikely to see any difference at all (by human standards) from an under 10% overclock.

Assuming you have decent airflow to your case and a decent aftermarket cooler, you will hit 3.5 GHz in your sleep.

As a start, there are a few things you will want to install if you haven't already:

CPU-Z
Intel Burn Test or LinX (same thing, IBT is probably easier to find online)
Prime95
Core temp or Real temp

After getting those, I would seriously recommend finding as many guides as you can, people here will be able to tell you what to do, but to be able to OC properly and safely you need to read lots of info.

Take everything you read with a pinch of salt and do your very best to know what everything in your BIOS does, anything on auto is potentially a risk

The motherboard BIOS manual can be a good place to start btw.

Edit:
Thought I should point out, it's a misconception I had starting out OC'ing, and I know I'm not alone.

Running a lower voltage than is needed to be fully stable damages the chip far more than the additional voltage would (within reason). Every error causes degradation of the chip, so a couple of minor errors a day, can seriously reduce the lifespan of a chip.

I don't want to put you off, but make sure it's fully stable and don't skimp on voltage (though that's not to say you should nuke it with voltage, bump it up reasonably with small increments)
Edited by Crabid - 3/9/11 at 4:33pm
    
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Originally Posted by crazymisfit246 View Post
Ive seen people reach 4Ghz
but i dont feel i need it! Doesnt OC diminish the life of your CPU already?
As long as you don't push too much voltage through it, and keep it cool, it'll last you a long time. Even at 4GHz.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Crabid View Post
You're unlikely to see any difference at all (by human standards) from an under 10% overclock.

Assuming you have decent airflow to your case or a decent aftermarket cooler, you will hit 3.5 GHz in your sleep.

As a start, there are a few things you will want to install if you haven't already:

CPU-Z
Intel Burn Test or LinX (same thing, IBT is probably easier to find online)
Prime95
Core temp or Real temp

After getting those, I would seriously recommend finding as many guides as you can, people here will be able to tell you what to do, but to be able to OC properly and safely you need to read lots of info.

Take everything you read with a pinch of salt and do your very best to know what everything in your BIOS does, anything on auto is potentially a risk

The motherboard BIOS manual can be a good place to start btw.
Yea i read lots of guides and watched lots of videos before i constructed my first build i planned ofr 3 months before i purchased all my parts ha. and i just built it this weekend & it was 100% successful everything runs great/perfect. I have installed a hyper 212+
Yes still plan on reading more posts, guides and watching videos and reading my BIOS manual before i begin any OCing
thank you alot for the info on waht to download
Edited by crazymisfit246 - 3/9/11 at 4:41pm
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Do i need to OC my RAM too? its at 1600mhz
im satisfied with that bt do i need to OC that along with my CPU?
or change the voltage for the RAM?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crazymisfit246 View Post
Do i need to OC my RAM too? its at 1600mhz
im satisfied with that bt do i need to OC that along with my CPU?
or change the voltage for the RAM?
The frequency of your RAM will change according to your overclock. For example, my RAM is operating at 1531MHz due to my 4.01GHz overclock. Keep the frequency around 1600MHz and you won't have to adjust your voltage.
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