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    Talking overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Hi I all,

    I have just built my first desktop and now im all cocky and want to give overclocking a go.

    I have read a few articles on the internet about OC and I have a general idea of what OC involves. But non of those article on the net gives me a step by step guide to OC, so I was wondering if you guys know any GOOD and TRUSTABLE step by step guides for OCing my CPU, memory and GPU. If you guys know of any free software that does the job, please do let me know as i do prefer to do it on a higher level than in BIOS.

    my first horrible OC attempt:
    my mobo uses nVidia chipset so I can use the nVidia nTune software to OC my CPU, RAM, GPU and PCIe all at the same time.
    I used that auto OC function and watched in amazement as the software pushed the default PCIe speed (it started with OCing that first) from 2500MHz to 3000MHz with a 20% increase, I was just thinking that OC is easy, when it rebooted. That didn't worry me because i was made aware by the software that system hang and crash is expected and it will continue the OCing after reboot.
    The problem is it can't boot into windows properly under normal mode and safe mode. In both mode blue screen of death flash up for about a second then it reboots again, and the cycle keeps on going. I tried to restore all the settings in BIOS to default, didn't help. Then I freaked out..... I ended up using the windows installation disc to recover the computer to a earlier point. The diagnosis tool tells me that some windows file were corrupted therefore I can't boot into it....

    Now I will leave you guys with a question:
    is the default PCIe speed of 2500MHz good enough even for a OCed GPU? is it necessary to OC that PCIe speed at all??

    Thanks for your help guys.

    cheers.
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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Try the overclockers forum as well as here

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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Try the overclockers forum as well as here
    umm...true that..thanks
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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    I wouldnt bother ocing in windows. Do it in bios.

    First step is increase fsb a bit, ram may be locked to it so change the ratio to suit whatever your ram is capable of.

    Once it starts failing to OC start adding small amounts of voltage to the cpu and northbridge. The motherboard usually gives an indication of how safe the voltages your using are.

    Thats a start, ive never used your board so im not sure what options you have. Your cpu is an easy OCer though AFAIK

    And i assume your not on stock cooling

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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Quote Originally Posted by hueybot3000 View Post

    I wouldnt bother ocing in windows. Do it in bios.


    And i assume your not on stock cooling
    ummm... I am actually on stock cooling, but I will buy a after market one. my theory is that if I just OC a tiny little bit, stock cooling should be fine, once I get the hang of it I will start to OC a bit more, then I will switch 2 a after market one for better cooling.

    BTW it seems to me that my mobo is designed with OC in mind, you can pretty much addjust everything frequency and voltage you can think of....

    and what is the northbridge? i can't really find it in the mobo manual..

    and may I ask why not bother OCint in windows?

    Thanks for the help
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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Northbridge/Chipset. Its the smaller chip under your cpu. Should be labelled under bios with a voltage like 1.1 volts maybe.

    Stock cooling is ok but for any worthwhile OC'ing get an aftermarket.

    And what I meant by not OC'ing in windows is just do it through bios. Its not as easy but you will most likely get more out of it

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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    true, the overclocker's forum says the same about OCing in BIOS and it has detailed step by step instructions..
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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Usually its quite staight forward. It can be different for every CPU, but experiment a bit.

    Grab an Arctic Cooling Freezer pro for your CPU. I have one myself and it OCs to 3.8ghz easy, 4ghz once.

    Blam


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    Default Re: overclocking guidance for a newbie please

    Blam~~~ I was waiting 4 you. I will check out the arctic Cooling freezer..

    but first please read the following step I grab from "whetu" found at the OCNZ forums:

    1)Plan/Research
    2)Drop Multiplier
    3)Increase FSB and Bench
    4)Repeat 3 until instability is found, back off to last successful FSB speed
    5)Increase Multiplier and Bench
    6)Repeat 5 until instability is found
    7)Increase Voltage and Bench
    8a)Repeat 7 until stability is found
    8b)If unsuccessful, drop Mult and/or FSB until stability is found
    8c)If successful, increase Multiplier

    does it sounds about right?

    what kind of software I should use the stress test the OCed CPU?
    Prime95?
    what else?

    thanks.
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