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Best software for overclocking CPU and GPU.

I finally got and assemble my new Rig:

i5 4760k
Zotac GTX780 OC
MSI GD 65 Mobo
16GB G.skill RipJawX (I think it's at 1333 MHZ)
I have a corsair 100i cooling my CPU
The whole thing is housed in a CoolerMaster HAF XB EVO

I've never overclocked a system before, so software, plus what I should be looking for would be good.

Thanks,

-Dhanvanthri
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  1. Best answer
    CPU's - use the motherboard UEFI software.

    GPU's - use Afterburner.

    Google how to.
  2. Seeing as you never have overclocked before I would advise you too look up what OC's usually your cpu and gpu gets. I would not bother overclocking your RAM as it does not make a difference unless you plan to benchmark it all.

    Also I would use the Bios to change the cpu's clocks and then test it with prime 95 everytime you increase it, also make sure you check temps!!!! (prime 95 pushes your cpu over what it usually handles but is good for testing OC'd cpu's.)
    increase 100mhz at a time and check each time until you get an error and then lower it.

    For the gpu like said above, MSI after burner is my favourite program to use. For me it's reliable and you can even set your own custom fan curve. Once again look up what clocks you'd expect from an overclocked 780. Increase the core 100mhz at a time (or less) and check everytime using either a game or a benchmark, repeat and if it crashes that is most likely where you have hit the barrier, so go back down. The memory you do the same (although mem overclocks don't impact performance as much).

    Well if you need any other explanations just ask :) I would still look up some more ways to overclock your components as my ways may not be 100% correct, especially with the cpu. I don't overclock them only gpu's.
  3. Software is fine for a GPU , but CPU should only be done from the BIOS.
  4. i7Baby said:
    CPU's - use the motherboard UEFI software.

    GPU's - use Afterburner.

    Google how to.


    I've done that, I just wanted to know what the community thought.
  5. Dhanvanthri said:
    i7Baby said:
    CPU's - use the motherboard UEFI software.

    GPU's - use Afterburner.

    Google how to.


    I've done that, I just wanted to know what the community thought.


    Yep you've chosen the most easy and stable ones ;)
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