Originally Posted by javsanity
Hi i'm new to overclocking and I'm planning to overclock to atleast 4.0 ghz or anything higher I can get. since running at 3.2 seems pretty damn low. Need help guys.
my current build is
2x4GB hyperX 1866
Ice matrix 400 (Deepcool)
HD 6850 1gb 256bit DDR5
Can anybody help me get around with it?
You can probably save time by starting with what has worked with my setup instead of doing tons of micro changes like the guides suggest.
Try these settings:
power saving states off (APM, C6, etc.)
1.24 nb core
RAM at stock, unless it's 1.35 or 1.5 rated in which case you may need to bump the voltage (1.5 for the 1.35 RAM and 1.63 for the 1.5 RAM)
Prime 95 to test, 768 to 900K FFT run in place while monitoring temperature with HWINFO64. Be sure to have a fan blowing onto the VRM sink and good airflow toward the northbridge sink.
You don't want to go over 60C for the CPU temp. Watch the temperatures you get on the northbridge and the VRMs.
You may need to bump your vcore to 1.36 or more. Start with 1.355 first. If you can run Prime with those settings for an hour and fifteen minutes with safe temperatures then you can try reducing your vcore one step and repeat.
If you can track down the AMD version of LinX you can also run a few rounds (around six to eight) of that (2048 size) to see if you have consistent GFLOP numbers and aren't throttling.
A good final test is to run RealBench's heavy multitasking test three times in a row.