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Windows 7: Overclocking - Which way to go?


05 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Overclocking - Which way to go?

Alright, so I'm quite new to the overclocking scene and was hoping to overclock my CPU from 2.4 stock to a nice 2.8 or higher. I've read some guides here and there and it seems overclocking is actually quite easy following some formulas. My issue would be more with which way to go while overclocking. I have Turbo V installed and I could mess around with voltages from in there, but I heard that the BIOS is much more efficient. I'd rather go into the BIOS and adjust settings from there, but Turbo V seems faster and would allow me to run stress tests and monitor temperatures. Any suggestions?

Also, to give some information, I'm running:
  • M4N72-E Motherboard
  • AMD Phenom X4 9750
  • 2 GB Kingston DDR2 1066 RAM (currently at 800)

The CPU idles around 40 degrees during the day and 30 at night. I'm not running any liquid cooling, however, but have six fans in my Antec 900 case. If you requier anymore information, please ask!

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05 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The general rule is to only use the bios for overclocking as it seems to cause less confusion and reduces the risk of conflicts with the settings. There are plenty of stress testing and temperature programs that you can use. It's highly recommend to use an upgraded heat sink fan combo for the CPU.
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05 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The general rule is to only use the bios for overclocking as it seems to cause less confusion and reduces the risk of conflicts with the settings. There are plenty of stress testing and temperature programs that you can use. It's highly recommend to use an upgraded heat sink fan combo for the CPU.
Oh yes, I forgot to say that I'm using a Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro heatsink.
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05 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

*Double Post* Sorry
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05 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

http://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ing-guide.html
In case you didn't see it

With a good enough cooler you could probably hit 3.5GHz fairly easily, assuming it is stable of course.

ALWAYS use the BIOS. You can download and install Prime95 to do stress testing.

~Lordbob
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