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first off i want to tell you my rig details:

Core 2 Duo E6420
2x 1gb crucial Ballistix CL4
ASrock G31M-S R2.0
310 watt PSU
Nvidia BFG 9800 GT 1GB ECO
Win7 ultimate x86




im using the app that Asrock provides

i need some input right now im not pushing my rig i merely was testing the waters
post #2 of 5
For starters, I'd highly suggest you use the BIOS instead of any OS-based tuning tools.

To overclock succesfully you've just got to be patient. Up your FSB slowly but surely and once your computer reaches a point at which it wont boot properly or fails a stress test, up the CPU voltage. Repeat this process until you've reached a point at which your temperatures are as high as you'd want them to go, and you're set. You should be able to find your max overclock using your current hardware and cooling and if you're happy with the temperatures according to what they are at stock and how high they're supposed to go, keep the overclock 24/7.

There are various guides around here if you're interested. You might want to have a look around at the stickied threads.
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well the bios on the G31b-s isnt very detailed its quite bland actually has 4 options i cant quite remember and a fan speed option thats about it so im kinda forced to used a windows tuning tool

right now i have a 60% load and its running 48C
Edited by Evil_Star - 4/12/11 at 7:14pm
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You can unlock hidden BIOS options IIRC. Google 'overclocking with asrock G31M-S' and see what results you find, see if there's any way to unlock the hidden options.
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You should use the BIOS for overclocking desktops. Software overclocking was only really made for laptops.
    
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