OK, so my E8500 is at 3.87GHz I got it there just by using EasyTune6. My questions are, is it a bad idea to let is set everything to auto? is it better if I just go into my bios and set everything manually?
I ask because of how the core voltage fluctuates don't think I have seen it go above 1.312V, which I know isn't going to hurt my processor, but I thought it would stay constant.
These were probably pretty "noobish" questions to ask but I joined OCN because I liked how everyone here is so helpful and thought I would try to contribute a little bit. So bear with me
I've been building my own computers for about 4 years now but I never bothered with overclocking because I was afraid of frying something. Since joining OCN I have seen that my fears were unfounded. (sorta since its still a possibility
Edit: OK, I'm going to manually oc my processor and gpu and see what kind of score I can get in 3dmark06. I believe last time I did it was at stock and got around 15.5k marks.(sound about right?) Will post results shortly.
Edit: Hmm guess I was wrong about stock, at stock only get 14,183 marks.
Ok, you have a UD3R, a great board for overclocking properly.
It can be dont in a few easy steps:
1) Uninstall Easytune. Then Delete the installer. If it came on a disk, burn the disk.
2) Read up on bios overclocking on this site. If you have any issues, just drop me a PM or make a new topic.
3) Overclock to 4.5ghz on air at 1.4vcore (about right for a E8500)
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