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jimbo_0002

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#1 9 years ago

Hey guys I'm looking for a good overclocking guide that explains everything, not just specific to one make of chipset, stuff about memory timings and how all that is effected by overclocking the cpu, things like best programs to moniter with and just general hints and tips

I am pretty much a complete novice to overclocking but today i did have a success a tempt oc'ing my Q6600 up to 3.00GHz and I ran Prime95 under a friends advice just left it for a couple of hours and temps were sitting no higher then 45 and now at idle its running just under 35 so i am happy with them temps :nodding:

Anyone lend me advice or just general knowledge on this subject would be much apprecitated also.

I guess ill keep scouring the internet while i wait

Cheers guys!




*Daedalus

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#2 9 years ago

If I were to give you anything, I'd just grab something off Google anyway. I'm sure you can manage that. ;)




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#3 9 years ago

There are alot of guides out there, but when it really comes down to it those guides are severely lacking. If you want to learn alot about overclocking I would suggest you check out XtremeSystems Forums - Powered by vBulletin or www.ocforums.com

Those two are the best sites IMO for overclocking info.




Adrian Ţrumpeş Forum Mod

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#4 9 years ago

What I learned about overclocking from forums and other people's advice, is that overclocking require patience and caution. Take it one small step at a time, start with overclocking in increments of ten mhz then test to see if it's stable. That's just one small piece of advice.


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#5 9 years ago

You know, I've noticed there are a lot of general questions about overclocking in general on these forums, at least in the past few weeks. We could make an 'ultimate guide' for overclocking, and I could sticky it, or attach it to the master sticky. It's an area where information on these forums in stickies is conspicuously lacking, IMO.

What I learned about overclocking from forums and other people's advice, is that overclocking require patience and caution. Take it one small step at a time, start with overclocking in increments of ten mhz then test to see if it's stable. That's just one small piece of advice.

Seconded. Patience is really the best attribute you can have in regards to overclocking and tweaking your hardware.

Hey guys I'm looking for a good overclocking guide that explains everything, not just specific to one make of chipset, stuff about memory timings and how all that is effected by overclocking the cpu, things like best programs to moniter with and just general hints and tips

The difficulty of that is that different generations/brands of hardware handle things in different ways, have different limits in terms of voltages, multipliers, and in general, relate to other components in different ways. The point I'm trying to get across is that this isn't as easy as one might think. But the software is easy: Prime95 for general system stability, CoreDamage for temperatures and CPU stability, memtest86+ for memory, rthdribl for GPU stability, CPUz and GPUz for system monitoring, CoreTemp or RealTemp for monitoring temperatures. That's all I can think of at the moment.




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#6 9 years ago

That's not a bad idea but as you say things change all the time. How about people post in a sticky there system and how they have overclocked it. People could then draw comparisons from that.




*Daedalus

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#7 9 years ago

That's actually a good idea. We could break it down into sockets too. 775, 1366, AM2, AM3, etc. As they're all slightly different.




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#8 9 years ago

And know that if it has AM in it, then it's an AMD socket. Kinda obvious, but I thought you should know just in case.


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kow_ciller

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#9 9 years ago
The_Daedalus;4946375That's actually a good idea. We could break it down into sockets too. 775, 1366, AM2, AM3, etc. As they're all slightly different.

The only problem with that is that a general socket guide can only be very vague. For example, on the 775 socket.. A chip can clock extremely different if its a 65nm dually, or a 45nm dual, or 45nm quad, 65nm quad, etc. Then bring the motherboard chipset into the picture since you'll need different amounts of voltage/ allowable voltage depending on the motherboard.

We need articles such as this one Intel C2D/Q/X Thermal Designs Explained - Overclockers Forums That show you more or less what to expect from overclocking (heat production/ max temps allowable/etc)




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#10 9 years ago

Most of the tech discussion stickies are severly lacking. Just like the graphics card guide that hasn't be updated since i did it last way back in '06. If anybody wants i can make a new one and it can be stickied again.




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