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Windows 7: Overclocking question

18 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Overclocking question

I have been messing around with AMD Overdrive, attempting to overclock, for the last hour or so. I have found out that Overdrive doesn't like to save your overclock settings.

So my question is, can I use Overdrive like a overclock guide? What I mean is, If I find a good overclock with Overdrive, would I be able to put those settings into the BIOS and have my pc boot?

Thanks

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18 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

If you overclock in Overdrive, then run some tests in something like prime95 for stability, then you should be able to put them settings in the BIOS.
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18 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, cool, Thanks

I have been using the program OCCT to stress test.

Do you know if it is any good?
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18 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
IMO the best way to stress test a system is to spend the entire day playing a high end game like Crysis 2
I would do that with Crysis 2, but you know...it's not out yet
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18 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Never used OCCT myself. Always use prime95 and run large FFT/blend tests to test stability with a CPU overclock.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
IMO the best way to stress test a system is to spend the entire day playing a high end game like Crysis 2
I would do that with Crysis 2, but you know...it's not out yet
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18 Sep 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OCCT is a good test. It runs your CPU a little harder than Prime95. But as you see, more will be familiar with Prime95, and it's results. A Guy
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18 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks everyone for your help. Hopefully it all works as I hope
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18 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I got to 3.7ghz with a multiplier of 18.5x and 1.4625 volts in AMD Overdrive, and the temperature was 59 degrees, so I decided not to go any higher. I put those settings into the BIOS, but had to put 1.4725 volts or 1.475 volts because that was the closest. I reboot my PC, and now I can't even get into the bios. I guess I have to pull the cmos battery.

Any ideas as to why it won't boot?
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19 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

nobody know? This has happened to me twice now
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19 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Have you increased your RAM voltage as well?
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