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Windows 7: Help needed to lower overclock

14 May 2015   #1
Ghebbis

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Help needed to lower overclock

Hello Windows Seven Forum community!

As I state in the title, I need help lowering my overclock. The reason being I'm afraid my temperatures get too high while gaming. While playing Dragon Age Inquisition, CoreTemp showed 65 or higher as max temperature for all cores, and I read somewhere on the Internet that it's not safe.

I'd like to do it myself, but I'm really not competent enough and I'm afraid I might do more harm than good (I actually overclocked following instructions on Tom'shardware forum).

I'll attach my overclocking results after testing them the first time.

Let me know if bios screens are needed.

Thanks a lot,

Ghebbis




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14 May 2015   #2
iTRiP

[Genuine Custom DOS 5.0] & [Genuine Custom Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1]
 
 

Hello "Ghebbis" You shouldn't have to much trouble lowering your clocks of your CPU, restart your PC, hit the applicable key to enter your bios before windows boots up, lookup your multiplier (in your attachment it's the 99.99 x 42.0) and simply enter and number below your current 42, then hit the save and restart, enter the bios again to verify changes and temps.

If You have proper thermal grease applied to your CPU, with stock fan you could have a nice stable 37 multiplier with maximum temp under load comfortably @ 40C.

Good luck, and don't change more than one bios setting at a time each restart or anything other in the bios before internet investigating what it affects first.
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14 May 2015   #3
Ghebbis

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you very much iTRiP, I think that did it! I'll keep your advice in mind next time

Btw, what temperatures do you think I shouldn't exceed while gaming? 'Cause I'd like to keep mu cpu at 4.0 Ghz, in order to justify my Macho Rev. A purchase

Thanks in advance
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14 May 2015   #4
Ghebbis

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I think I spoke too soon.. I opened coretemp right after restarting my pc and the core loads were roller-coasting like crazy.. Max temperatures never exceeded 55 but I'm worried something isn't right. I'll attach some screens from my bios prior to the changes, so you can take a better look and tell me if you think everything is ok.

P.S: furthermore, minimum temperatures registered were all around 40..


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14 May 2015   #5
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your pictures seem odd indeed since Im pretty sure 1.3 volts is a lot for that chip, and it shows your stressing at 1.5ghz (noticed that it was showing pic after stressing, can you take one with it stressing?) and not 4.2 you set. At the top of the bios tweaker area I would set manual to dcop(will set your ram to what its XMP profile is if it has one). What does cpu-z think your v-core is at when your stressing?
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14 May 2015   #6
iTRiP

[Genuine Custom DOS 5.0] & [Genuine Custom Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit SP1]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iTRiP View Post
If You have proper thermal grease applied to your CPU, with stock fan you could have a nice stable 37 multiplier with maximum temp under load comfortably @ 40C

Edit: Maximum temp under heavy load @ 40C, maximum temp under normal system running and gaming conditions @ 30C For an i5 2500K Sandy bridge, both of these temperature figures are 10~20C above ambient.

If your temps don't correspond with the recommendations, your damaging your CPU witch will cause you to have to replace it much sooner than normal & extended operational time frame.

Double check: Thermal crease applied properly & reapply when you do so.

Triple check: CPU fan secured properly by removing all case covers and looking from the underneath side of the motherboard and verifying all pins protrude correctly.

Bios CPU fan setting: Auto _ normal.
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14 May 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ghebbis, I'd like to do the same thing you're doing, I can't see well enough to recognize which program or utility you're using that gives you the core clocks. Is it from System Internals or Windows or from a 3rd party?
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14 May 2015   #8
Ghebbis

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Guys I found out today that I'm waaaay too uninformed to keep my system overclocked. I decided to switch everything back to default and put oc off 'till I am more knowladgeable. Thanks for your help anyways, I really appreciated it.
Take care everyone,
Ghebbis
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14 May 2015   #9
Ghebbis

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Ghebbis, I'd like to do the same thing you're doing, I can't see well enough to recognize which program or utility you're using that gives you the core clocks. Is it from System Internals or Windows or from a 3rd party?
Hey Roland, if you're referring to CPU-Z, I downloaded it from here : CPU-Z - Download

Otherwise I used CoreTemp to register temperatures and Intel Burn Test to run a stress test. Hope I was able to help

Forgive me, that's in Italian. You might want to downlaod it from here: CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID
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