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Windows 7: My 1st overclock ... suggestions welcome

27 Nov 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

some chips jsut dont overclock. its just pot luck if you get a "dud" one

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27 Nov 2011   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thats great.
Now you know where the FSB (or BLCK) wall is.

Just remember, you do not need to actually run right at that wall. You can run it lower, with higher CPU multis for your final OC.

The enitre purpose of that little test was to find your Motherboards limits. And now you have

Although it will work by just increasing the CPU multi from here ...
I would actually go the opposite direction looking for the CPU OC myself.

Meaning, set the BLCK back to its starting point.
Set CPU multi back to its default setting & leave RAM as low as possible. Dont want RAm to be a variable yet.

Then start over, just like you did lokking for the MOBOs limit, by slowly increasing the BLCK.
Only now, your testing the CPUs limit itself.

Now might be a good time to run some short stress tests.

Personally, I find Intel Burn Test great for this type of situation.

3 passes or so at a normal stress only takes a minute or 2, and will find a bad OC fast. Very handy when still loooking for limits.

``Just keep in mind, this method is not a proper stability test.
Its only meant to find a bad OC in very short period of time.
very handy when you you increase FSB/BLCK by say .. 5 and boot into windows. Run 3 quaick passes, its stable. Restart increase by 5 again, and repeat.

So once you get to a point you do not wish to add any more voltage, youll have an idea where the last stable area was (or at least fairly stable).

Also, watch those temps!!!
I would say dont let it get over 70-72MAX in IBT.
Keep in mind, youll never, never see these kind of temps other than in IBT. It really hammers the CPU hard.

This will result in low-mid 60 max temps when running a proper stability test with Prime later. Which is really where you want to be for a 24/7 OC. At least IMHO.
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