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So, stupid question, I am sure, but I am new to rig building:
How do you correctly overclock a CPU, and what are the important things to understand?

i.e.: Bus. multiplier are important, but what about RAM frequency?

Thanks!
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Hey and welcome to OCN. Its a great place to be

U can start checking out this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html

and

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...rclocking.html


Read up several times so U get the basic understanding of OCìng and ask again if U need more help
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Hey and welcome to OCN. Its a great place to be

U can start checking out this thread:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ing-guide.html

and

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...rclocking.html


Read up several times so U get the basic understanding of OCìng and ask again if U need more help
So much information to digest! I get the basic idea, but it seems so very difficult and time consuming in practice. Another question: as of right now, I have all the hardware together and I am working within the BIOS, but I do not have an OS on the HDD. Should I boot from the USB, which has the OS, then do the OCing, or do the OC without the OS?

Thank You!
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post #4 of 8
It's not difficult at all, however yes it is very time consuming when it comes to testing for stability.

You just need to practice and read up! Best of luck.
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Welcome to OCN!

I'll make this simple. What I do is go into the BIOS, go to my RAM, lower it from lets just say DDR2 1066 (533) to DDR2 800 speeds (400). As you bump up the FSB, that RAM will rise so you have to becareful once you hit a certain spot to adjust your RAM again if necessary. You also have to keep temperatures into consideration and then bumping Vcore if you want to go really high but I'm not good at that part. If you just want to overclock a little for now, drop your RAM frequency a bit, and bump your FSB up to around 210 for now. It's a little OC but once you get the hang of it, its a matter of trial and error.

Good luck!
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by zeushimself View Post
So much information to digest! I get the basic idea, but it seems so very difficult and time consuming in practice. Another question: as of right now, I have all the hardware together and I am working within the BIOS, but I do not have an OS on the HDD. Should I boot from the USB, which has the OS, then do the OCing, or do the OC without the OS?

Thank You!
I would suggest getting an OS on ASAP as it will make you're OC'ing experience a bit easier. You can try to boot from your USB but I would recommend playing it safe and throwing an OS on that harddrive.
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Welcome to OCN!

I'll make this simple. What I do is go into the BIOS, go to my RAM, lower it from lets just say DDR2 1066 (533) to DDR2 800 speeds (400). As you bump up the FSB, that RAM will rise so you have to becareful once you hit a certain spot to adjust your RAM again if necessary. You also have to keep temperatures into consideration and then bumping Vcore if you want to go really high but I'm not good at that part. If you just want to overclock a little for now, drop your RAM frequency a bit, and bump your FSB up to around 210 for now. It's a little OC but once you get the hang of it, its a matter of trial and error.

Best piece of advice I have seen on here. Thanks
    
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Best piece of advice I have seen on here. Thanks
Thank you! Or was that an April Fools joke....
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