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hey im kinda of new to this i just built my second computer and i wanted to try over clocking it, i never did it before so i was wondering what software to use i have asus formula iv mother board it has a software for turbo which enhances some what on the speed of the cpu but i tried and it ended up crashing my system so i dont know if it the voltage was to high or not, i was wondering if some one could help i sure most of you are way more experience than i am this is my setup just in case

thanks!!!

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post #2 of 9
Use the BIOS, not OCing software.

Start here:
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...ing-guide.html
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great thank you so much!!!!

do i need any other type of cooling system or anything like that?

and do you have any tips lol sorry im a beginner lol
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post #4 of 9
there's a section about cooling on that guide. you should have an aftermarket cooler. also, fill out system specs in your user cp

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post #5 of 9
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lol great man will do as soon as i get home i am going to check it out, im at work now lol

and yes ill fill out the specs lol ill check the website and follow up with you, just one more thing with the formula IV mother board they give you this overclocking software and during the process i guess because of the voltage it crashed and i had to reboot, and my hard drive was corrupt and i had to load my setting from a previous save do you know why that happened?

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post #6 of 9
basically, because overclocking software is crap. voltage won't cause a crash, a lack of voltage causes that. using the bios is the best way because you can manually set all your voltages and clocks. using software to overclock a board like yours is a sin. it has tons of options in the bios.
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post #7 of 9
Upgrade your BIOS to 1902 if you haven't already. It seems to be more stable, better clocking and memory timing.
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post #8 of 9
You might also consider checking out the link in my sig and join us in the Asus Crosshair Formula/Extreme Club. You can add yourself to the Members Lists and find lots of useful info (Links under the spread sheets) and great help from a real good group of fellow owners.
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post #9 of 9
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wow you guys are awesome thanks so much and yes im going to sign up for that and am going to update my bios right now thanks !!!!!!
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