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Windows 7: How do i check if my over clocking is working

03 Aug 2014   #1
pandasniper100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do i check if my over clocking is working

tital says it all so i have run msi command center and run oc engine in it but i do not know how to check if it is working i did try checking my system but it says it is still at 3.40ghz ? do i need to change some bois settings any help is appreciated thanks


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03 Aug 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The only real way to get an effective overclock is through the bios. Each chip set, ram and mobo will overclock differently so a blanket statement can be tough if not impossible. The very first thing you must realize is three important points.

1) Don't over clock anything you can't afford to replace !

2) Cooling is everything !

3) Read about the general and advanced techniques for over clocking in the bios and then go slow, re-boot and then stability test....if ok then you can push some more....up to the point the system is unstable then back it down. All sorts of things can change your overclock.

Stock coolers just won't effectively overclock. Also in the end the gains are more bragging rights then real hard everyday performance gains ! I would go slow and only OC what you can economically replace or just leave well enough alone !
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03 Aug 2014   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Your specs show that this is a Dell computer. Overclocking an OEM is an all around bad idea. These systems lack just about everything necessary for safe and effective overclocking. OEM manufacturers are well aware of this and usually omit the BIOS settings necessary for overclocking. This saves you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. While it may be possible to do the risks will be high and the results rarely satisfactory.
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03 Aug 2014   #4
pandasniper100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Your specs show that this is a Dell computer. Overclocking an OEM is an all around bad idea. These systems lack just about everything necessary for safe and effective overclocking. OEM manufacturers are well aware of this and usually omit the BIOS settings necessary for overclocking. This saves you from failures and them from the resulting warranty claims. While it may be possible to do the risks will be high and the results rarely satisfactory.
How do i tell if my pc is an oem as i do not believe it is because it is a custom build or am i getting the term oem wrong?
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03 Aug 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

If your computer is home built then it is not OEM. But that would be contrary to the specs that say it is a Dell. My comments are based on the information provided.
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03 Aug 2014   #6
pandasniper100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
If your computer is home built then it is not OEM. But that would be contrary to the specs that say it is a Dell. My comments are based on the information provided.
yhea it is home built as in a built the pc my self (it was not pre built by dell) i just put dell down as when i go to system it has dell under manufacture but it was not bulit by dell not sure why it says dell under manufacture probable just a bug or sum thing.sorry about any confusion i caused
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03 Aug 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

pandasniper100 is your system specs correct at this time.

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CPU Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40G
Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65-GAMING ATX Motherboard (Intel Z87, 4x DDR3, DVI
Memory DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB)+(2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card Palit Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 Jetstream Graphics Ca
Monitor(s) Displays BenQ GL2450HM 24-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (192



PSU Corsair CP-9020077-UK Builder Series 650W CS650M ATX/EPS Sem
Case Fractal Design Define R4 PC Case - Black/Pearl
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) + 3 x 140mm Corsair Air
Hard Drives 3 x WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue 1 x Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive
Antivirus avg
Browser firefox
**Wrong information is worse than no information.

If the specs are correct why did you choose this combination of ram.

Quote:
Memory DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB)+(2 x 8GB)
This is not good for over clocking.
In today's computers matched ram is always the best practice.
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03 Aug 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If those specs are right, you have 24 GB of RAM installed.

As far as I know, Windows Home Premium won't recognize over 16.

So you've wasted 8.

You may as well remove the two 4 GB sticks, leaving you with 16---all you can use.

If your specs are correct, which is anybody's guess. I have no idea what you mean by "when i go to system it has dell under manufacture", unless you mean that this is a Dell motherboard, but the PC was built at home, not by Dell.

If it is a Dell motherboard, you will have trouble overclocking it-----regardless of whether or not you built it at home.
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03 Aug 2014   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Windows 7 Home Premium is limited to 16 GB RAM.
Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases (Windows)

In any computer there will be a RAM limit imposed by the hardware and one imposed by the OS. The effective limit is whichever is smallest.
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04 Aug 2014   #10
pandasniper100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
pandasniper100 is your system specs correct at this time.

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CPU Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40G
Motherboard MSI Z87-GD65-GAMING ATX Motherboard (Intel Z87, 4x DDR3, DVI
Memory DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB)+(2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card Palit Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 Jetstream Graphics Ca
Monitor(s) Displays BenQ GL2450HM 24-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (192



PSU Corsair CP-9020077-UK Builder Series 650W CS650M ATX/EPS Sem
Case Fractal Design Define R4 PC Case - Black/Pearl
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm) + 3 x 140mm Corsair Air
Hard Drives 3 x WD 1TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue 1 x Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5 inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive
Antivirus avg
Browser firefox
**Wrong information is worse than no information.

If the specs are correct why did you choose this combination of ram.

Quote:
Memory DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB)+(2 x 8GB)
This is not good for over clocking.
In today's computers matched ram is always the best practice.
it is matched ram i will link u to my ram HyperX 8 GB 1600 MHz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 4GB) - Intel XMP: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories and ram i just bought yesterday have not installed it yet Kingston Technology KHX16C9T3K2/8X - Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2x4GB) Memor... | eBay as far as i can see it is the same
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