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Windows 7: OC-ing my rig


02 Nov 2013   #1

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
OC-ing my rig

Hey guys,

I want to know if its recommanded for me to OC my GPU\CPU (RAM?) with my current rig.
And will I be able to reach good results.

My PC feels kinda lame..

I can't run BF4 smoothly even on MED..
BF3 runs with a little bit under 30FPS when Im on the outside and like 60FPS when in buildings on ULTRA.

Also by GPU and CPU usage are unstable.
The GPU is pretty fine but not super stable, but the CPU is really unstable.. Also the CPU temps seem very very weird.. They jump too much, but stay on the normal level.



http://www.siz.co.il/my.php?i=yzgimuyhndm3.jpg

Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

the FPS you are getting seem about normal with the CPU and GPU u have at 1080p

make sure windows is on "performance" power plan.

for OCing the CPU, do it in bios. you can only OC a Intel CPU if it is unlocked. in your system specs, you do not have an unlocked CPU. so you can not OC. to OC your GPU, use MSI after burner. just keep an eye on temps. GPU should not hit 80C.


OCing your RAM is pointless and there will be NO FPS GAIN. so I would not even bother. besides 1600mhz is the sweet spot for games.
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02 Nov 2013   #3

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
the FPS you are getting seem about normal with the CPU and GPU u have at 1080p

make sure windows is on "performance" power plan.

for OCing the CPU, do it in bios. you can only OC a Intel CPU if it is unlocked. in your system specs, you do not have an unlocked CPU. so you can not OC. to OC your GPU, use MSI after burner. just keep an eye on temps. GPU should not hit 80C.


OCing your RAM is pointless and there will be NO FPS GAIN. so I would not even bother. besides 1600mhz is the sweet spot for games.
How do you know if a CPU is unlocked or not? And does it mean it's unclockable no matter what?
I OC'ed the Core of the GPU from 700MHZ to 800MHZ and got a pretty stable result (I guess..). Although it did hit 80-81c after half an hour of OCCT GPU burn.
Didn't spend much time.. Just straight on set it to 800MHZ because I remember I OC'ed it long ago to this freq'..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

man what the heck that picture is still loading
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02 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MajorG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
the FPS you are getting seem about normal with the CPU and GPU u have at 1080p

make sure windows is on "performance" power plan.

for OCing the CPU, do it in bios. you can only OC a Intel CPU if it is unlocked. in your system specs, you do not have an unlocked CPU. so you can not OC. to OC your GPU, use MSI after burner. just keep an eye on temps. GPU should not hit 80C.


OCing your RAM is pointless and there will be NO FPS GAIN. so I would not even bother. besides 1600mhz is the sweet spot for games.
How do you know if a CPU is unlocked or not? And does it mean it's unclockable no matter what?
I OC'ed the Core of the GPU from 700MHZ to 800MHZ and got a pretty stable result (I guess..). Although it did hit 80-81c after half an hour of OCCT GPU burn.
Didn't spend much time.. Just straight on set it to 800MHZ because I remember I OC'ed it long ago to this freq'..
if your cpu has a K in it. yours does not so its no OCable. also at that temp, it seems to me that your GPU is overheating. I would take it out and take the cooler off and blow all the dust off and put new thermal paste on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2013   #6

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MajorG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
the FPS you are getting seem about normal with the CPU and GPU u have at 1080p

make sure windows is on "performance" power plan.

for OCing the CPU, do it in bios. you can only OC a Intel CPU if it is unlocked. in your system specs, you do not have an unlocked CPU. so you can not OC. to OC your GPU, use MSI after burner. just keep an eye on temps. GPU should not hit 80C.


OCing your RAM is pointless and there will be NO FPS GAIN. so I would not even bother. besides 1600mhz is the sweet spot for games.
How do you know if a CPU is unlocked or not? And does it mean it's unclockable no matter what?
I OC'ed the Core of the GPU from 700MHZ to 800MHZ and got a pretty stable result (I guess..). Although it did hit 80-81c after half an hour of OCCT GPU burn.
Didn't spend much time.. Just straight on set it to 800MHZ because I remember I OC'ed it long ago to this freq'..
if your cpu has a K in it. yours does not so its no OCable. also at that temp, it seems to me that your GPU is overheating. I would take it out and take the cooler off and blow all the dust off and put new thermal paste on.
Im pretty sure I can OC my CPU. It does find guides on google for it. What do you think?

About the temps, it's after playing BF4. I dont think it's overheating. If it was on idle, then sure..
The CPU and cooler are new. Just installed them like 3 weeks ago.
Is it fine if it's after load?
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02 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

no, GPU should never hit 80C at 90C it does damage.

maybe you put too much thermal paste and its not making good contact?

as far as your CPU, google it. just up the multiplayer 1 bump until it becomes unstable. use prime95 to test for stability and temps.

do u have an after market cooler on the CPU?

there are SOME ways to OC that cpu, however im not familiar with them. someone else will jump in. but ut GPU is way hot. for that speed
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02 Nov 2013   #8

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
no, GPU should never hit 80C at 90C it does damage.

maybe you put too much thermal paste and its not making good contact?

as far as your CPU, google it. just up the multiplayer 1 bump until it becomes unstable. use prime95 to test for stability and temps.

do u have an after market cooler on the CPU?
It only hit 80c at OCCT.. It never gets that high.. Max at gaming is +-70c.
I dont think I put too much paste, but Im not sure about how I installed it.. seems right but took me way too much time to do that (noob). Didn't lift the cooler after I pushed it on the CPU with the paste or something..

I kinda want to verify that my CPU is cloackable.. The guides seem weird, can you verify it for me? Also as a noob in CPU OC, If you could just explain about it in the simplest way. Not too much. Just basic. Ill get it..

My cooler is Scythe Grand Kama Cross.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MajorG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
no, GPU should never hit 80C at 90C it does damage.

maybe you put too much thermal paste and its not making good contact?

as far as your CPU, google it. just up the multiplayer 1 bump until it becomes unstable. use prime95 to test for stability and temps.

do u have an after market cooler on the CPU?
It only hit 80c at OCCT.. It never gets that high.. Max at gaming is +-70c.
I dont think I put too much paste, but Im not sure about how I installed it.. seems right but took me way too much time to do that (noob). Didn't lift the cooler after I pushed it on the CPU with the paste or something..

I kinda want to verify that my CPU is cloackable.. The guides seem weird, can you verify it for me? Also as a noob in CPU OC, If you could just explain about it in the simplest way. Not too much. Just basic. Ill get it..

My cooler is Scythe Grand Kama Cross.
OC OCing that CPU is hard and complex. since you don't know much about OCing I would not do it. that CPU has a locked multiplier which means that it CANT be OC eaisily. also if you are on stock cooling and your MOBO is not good enough for it, you could run into some problems.

so I would leave it alone.

as for the GPU:
Proper way to apply thermal paste to a gpu - YouTube

aply it like that except use about half that amount.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2013   #10

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MajorG View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
no, GPU should never hit 80C at 90C it does damage.

maybe you put too much thermal paste and its not making good contact?

as far as your CPU, google it. just up the multiplayer 1 bump until it becomes unstable. use prime95 to test for stability and temps.

do u have an after market cooler on the CPU?
It only hit 80c at OCCT.. It never gets that high.. Max at gaming is +-70c.
I dont think I put too much paste, but Im not sure about how I installed it.. seems right but took me way too much time to do that (noob). Didn't lift the cooler after I pushed it on the CPU with the paste or something..

I kinda want to verify that my CPU is cloackable.. The guides seem weird, can you verify it for me? Also as a noob in CPU OC, If you could just explain about it in the simplest way. Not too much. Just basic. Ill get it..

My cooler is Scythe Grand Kama Cross.
OC OCing that CPU is hard and complex. since you don't know much about OCing I would not do it. that CPU has a locked multiplier which means that it CANT be OC eaisily. also if you are on stock cooling and your MOBO is not good enough for it, you could run into some problems.

so I would leave it alone.

as for the GPU:
Proper way to apply thermal paste to a gpu - YouTube

aply it like that except use about half that amount.
This CPU has a turbo speed of 3.6GHZ instead of 3.2GHZ normal. I heared I can lock it to turbo.. Is it usefull or does my CPU already use turbo when Im gaming?

I just wrote you what cooler I have. It's not stock. Also you can see my MOBO at system specs.

About the GPU, I really prefer not to do that. The temps are fine as well as I know, for the GTX460.

Appreciate the help.
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