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Windows 7: Is my system underclocked or overclocked?

13 Aug 2012   #1
IYIaster

Windows 7
 
 
Is my system underclocked or overclocked?



800mhz X 4 would be 3.2ghz or am I wrong? My CPU is rated for 2.8 and I haven't overclocked anything yet.

I would like to overclock my ddr2 1000 ram to 1033 because my motherboard is only reading it as 800 right now. What would be the best way to go about this? This is the first time I've tried to overclock anything.


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13 Aug 2012   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IYIaster View Post

800mhz X 4 would be 3.2ghz or am I wrong?
Wrong

800mhz is the same speed across all cores. At idle, the CPU lowers it's clock speeds and voltage as a power saving measure.

Under load is when you'd see 2.8Ghz x4

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I would like to overclock my ddr2 1000 ram to 1033 because my motherboard is only reading it as 800 right now. What would be the best way to go about this?
In the BIOS. I'm not as familiar with AMD as I am intel, so unfortunately I can't tell you were to look exactly.

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This is the first time I've tried to overclock anything.
In that case, I suggest reading OC guides that pertain to your board and CPU.
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13 Aug 2012   #3
IYIaster

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks! Yea I was reading about the "cool and quiet". I tried setting it up in the motherboard. Unfortunately the only way to do it is to set it to manual, but you have to overclock everything even if you just want to overclock the ram. Doing it this way and setting everything at the lowest my system wont come up.
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18 Aug 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Try disabling Cool'n'Quiet. Go to your base clock frequency and try raising it in 5MHz increments untill you can't boot, then back off that by 10 MHz. That will over clock you RAM and CPU. try to keep the NB around 2000MHz.
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