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Hi Folks, I've been reading and taking advice from the Overclock.net community for about 3 weeks now and finally registered because many of you seem to understand this stuff and don't just 'mimic' a long line of distorted advices, (if you follow me).

Anyway, I'm glad to be here and I would like to know if I should uninstall my AMD 'AOD, ATI 'CCC', and disable any other OC options that exsist such as in my AMD Fusion control BEFORE I download and install EVGA ELEET, or CPU-Z, or any other OC software for that matter?

I bought a new Corsair H50 Liquid cooling system and will be installing it soon. I presently have an AMD 965BE 3.4 oc'd to 3.7. I know that the 965 can be OC'd to 4.04 with a multiplier of 21 before it gets unstable because the of specs tests I found online.

However, I also know that this depends on many other things within the system that frankly, I don't understand enough to fool with. So, I'm looking to OC the 965 to about 4.0 and stop there.

But again, I don't know if I should unistall those other OC controls and monitors first before I load the EVGA software as well as a few others. Can anyone help me out with that question?
Thanks
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Yes clear all ATI and driver utilities before installing your new nvidia card.
    
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Thank You but because I never used EVGA before, maybe I didn't ask the question right. I'm not installing a new GPU. I presently have, (and intend to keep), a AMD Phenom X4 965BE CPU and a ATI Radion HD 5770 GPU.

From what I read, EVGA Precision, (a GPU monitoring/OC software tool), works with most ATI GPU's and EVGA ELEET, (a CPU Monitor/Overclocking software tool), works with most CPU's. Also CPU-Z and GPU-Z are monitoring tools as well.

So that said, I want to install these tools and I wanted to know if I must Uninstall ATI's CCC and AMD' AOD tools first?
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Why do you need EVGA Eleet anyways? If you gonna OC , do it in BIOS. If you need monitoring tool use AMD OD or Cpu/Gpu-Z
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Don't need to. If I understand correctly you just want the EVGA software.
Personally I think its a waste, the best IMO (in my opinion) is this:
Hwmonitor for temps
CPUz for reporting on the CPU/Motherboard/RAM settings
IntelBurnTest v2.5 for stressing the CPU
And using the BIOS to overclock the CPU/Motherboard/ect

BTW overclock the Northbridge, it hugely boosts the Phenom II's performance. You can slowly adjust the NB multi to about x12-x14 and increase the NB voltage up to 1.35v to get it stable. You will see your GFlops increase significantly in IntelBurnTest, which reflects the overall performance of your CPU/Northbridge and RAM
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Oh yeah fill out your system info in the User CP too so others may be able to suggest settings for your OC.
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First, I want to apologize for taking so long to get back, I had an unrelated emergency. I also want to apologize for the rather lengthy post. I couldn't think of a way to condense it and still make sense.

That said, I am at a stage in this OC project for which I know just enough to get myself in real trouble. So to answer Stormxlr's question as to why don't I just use the Bios; I have no doubt that I will be doing that in the relatively near future. But I thought that it may be easier to do and understand if I used a software tool. I see now that I'm probably going to abandon that idea.

My ultimate goal is to increase the performance of the only game I really play, FSX flight simulator. I also play Blackshark but I don't have any trouble there. FSX I understand, is coded very differently than most games and I really only have Frame Rate trouble when I fly over major cities, (NY, London, Tokyo, that size), and also under some of the bad weather settings.

Thealex132 has put down some info that I plan to go over very carefully and find out what each and every thing that was written means. I think you're suggestion about the Northbridge is invaluable to me at this point as is all the other suggestions you made. I am going to have to do more research before I can even begin t5o know what to do with that info.

Sorry about the system info, I see a lot of folks list things and I have no idea what they are, mean, or do. I don't know how much to list so I'll list the basic setup so for now in this post and then move it to system info ASAP:

HP p6230f (modified)
6 gigs Ram
550watt PSU
AMD Phenom IIx4 965BE 3.4GHz (OC'd to 3.7)
ATI Radeon Sapphire HD 5770 GPU 860MHz (OC'd to 940MHz)
2 Silverstone 120mm case fans
Corsair H50 liquid cool, (soon to be installed)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
HP 2511X 25" monitor

OK, I can see that I'm going to have to forget about any "automatic OC options but will try to find something that I can apply the changes I make to a saved profile and call it up when I need the 'kick' and put it all back to default when I don't. I know AOD can do that but the instruction manual and my actual user panel don't match and that just adds to my already confused understanding of this whole thing.

BTW, I will be away from the computer for several hours now but welcome any and all advice/suggestions. I plan to install the H-50 cooling system on Tuesday, (when it gets here via Amazon), and after I research that suggestions I got so far, I will try to apply it. I'm sure that I will have more questions but THANK YOU ALL for the help I got so far!
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