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Windows 7: Brand new to Overclocking :)

12 Dec 2010   #1
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Brand new to Overclocking :)

You can see my information in system specs. I figure you have to overclock in the BIOS, and am pretty sure I know how to navigate to the place, as Gigabyte is pretty self explanatory. My question would be, based on experience, can anyone give me a slight and stable overclock number for RAM and GPU according to my setup? I couldn't know the first thing about this. I know that my CPU is supposed to be 20% overclocked already though. I don't really want something that'll make my system crash, just jolt it a bit. Also, I am planning on giving my GPU SLI Mode in the near future, would this complicate OCing it now?

A system not overclocked is a waste of a good thing


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12 Dec 2010   #2
Kipper

 

Have you visited any of the OC forums; they have a crap load of members and seems there is always more than one member at them that has the same MB, Processor, RAM and all as you will have and they are always glad to help out.

You might take a look at this thread and if interested you can ask your OC questions and get some great advise from them.
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12 Dec 2010   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

A 20% OC is a good OC IMHO.
Depending how far you want to go with it, it does take some time & patience.

As far as plugging in someones elses values for a OC, I wouldn't really recommend doing that. Mainly because combinations of HW will OC differently, even if its all identical.
You may require more voltages, or you may need much less. You are better off setting up & Testing your rig on your own to see what its happy with.

Not only that, but what makes OCing fun is the trial and error and coming up with your own settings/clocks At least IMO.


Generally speaking, the idea will be to stabilize 1 thing at a time.

For example, you'll want your RAM running as slow as possible. Then work on finding what the CPU & Motherboard itself is capable of.
And remember to go in small increments, and watch the temps. You don't want temps getting to far out of hand.
This way, when you get BSODS or erors in Prime, you'll know its the CPU.

Once you find that, then start working with RAM & Timings.
Personally, I would try to keep the RAM at or below its rated settings if possible for the final target OC. As RAM is typically the easiest piece of HW to fry when OCing.

As far as your GPU, you're better doing that within Windows. TBH, Im not that familiar with Nvidia GPUs. But ATI for example has its Catalyst with a OC tool built in.
Im sure Nvidia has something similar, others may know the best option there.
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12 Dec 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Stable OC: Increase the clock by 1MHz.
Done.

If you are new to OCing, then read up about it. Research your CPU and GPU to find out what others have done. Read your Motherboard manual and figure out what each and every setting does and how to change it.

Once you understand what overclocking is, and how to do it with your CPU/mobo, then open up the BIOS and start edging up numbers, slowly. After you raise one part a little bit, boot into Windows and run Prime95 until it either crashes, or you can determine it is stable.

Overclocking is not nearly as simple as plugging in some higher numbers and enjoying a massive speed boost.

~Lordbob
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12 Dec 2010   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Overclocking is not nearly as simple as plugging in some higher numbers and enjoying a massive speed boost.

~Lordbob


I understand. I don't want to test higher numbers as I don't want to compromise my system or even come close to it. I know my CPU is 20% OCed and that is perfect, But RAM and GPU are set differently, or so I assumed. I don't believe either of those are overclocked, and as I most likely don't need a RAM OC, I am most curious about a GPU OC, especially in SLI Mode. My Graphics are really good, but can be a bit skippy sometimes on high settings.

I don't want anything major, I don't even care if I notice it much, but I figure its something to learn in case I ever do need it, and I might as well test it out in my own system (By only a small increase). I just thought perhaps there was an easy number that I could increase it by without over doing it. From what I gather in some small research, however, It probably really isn't as easy as all that. EVGA or Nvidia probably have OCing sections on their forums I can look into if no one has OCed a graphics card similar to mine and can tell me more about it

But thanks guys for the help
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12 Dec 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Check my tutorials for a GPU overclocking tutorial. That is a lot easier to do than a CPU OC.

~Lordbob
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12 Dec 2010   #7
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

No one can tell you what a safe overclock is...ie I had a P4 that could do 4.2 gig easy, but my AMD black quad chokes at 3.6 gig...luck of the draw...
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12 Dec 2010   #8
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Check my tutorials for a GPU overclocking tutorial. That is a lot easier to do than a CPU OC.

~Lordbob
I'm just putting this in here for later use

Graphics Card - Overclock
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12 Dec 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Check my tutorials for a GPU overclocking tutorial. That is a lot easier to do than a CPU OC.

~Lordbob
I'm just putting this in here for later use

Graphics Card - Overclock

Glad I could help.

~Lordbob
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13 Dec 2010   #10
Devilz

Windows 8.1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
You can see my information in system specs. I figure you have to overclock in the BIOS, and am pretty sure I know how to navigate to the place, as Gigabyte is pretty self explanatory. My question would be, based on experience, can anyone give me a slight and stable overclock number for RAM and GPU according to my setup? I couldn't know the first thing about this. I know that my CPU is supposed to be 20% overclocked already though. I don't really want something that'll make my system crash, just jolt it a bit. Also, I am planning on giving my GPU SLI Mode in the near future, would this complicate OCing it now?

A system not overclocked is a waste of a good thing
off topic question, which cable are u using to run your computer in 1920x1080 resolution?
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