The most important thing to me is to run a safe OC setup. I am a newbie when it comes to OCing, so if anyone could help me out or show me some guides on how to OC without blowing something up. My setup will be designed for High-end gaming, so if you know anymore tricks to improve graphics or fps please feel free to share. Also, do i need to wait for a break in period before I try to OC my new computer. Thanks!
I have read that page and another guide. I have the crosshair III mobo so i can easily get a 3.8ghz OC from doing the computer level up option but I can do the same with just changing the multi to 18x. The computer level up seems to mess with memory and voltage a lot though. Which would be safer? Also, like I said I am very new to the scene but my cpu voltage seemed weird I will post the numbers when I get home today. What are the main voltages I need to be concerned with?
lastly, Do i need AMD overdrive hardware or can i stick to using strickly bios from my mobo
Use the bios when you overclock, try to get used to it and in no time you will get the hang of it.... Yes you can achieve 3.8Ghz by raising the multi alone but make sure you set you voltages correctly, normally 3.8Ghz will require 1.38/1.4v depending on your mobo's mood.... As long as you dont overvolt and your temps dont exceed 58/59c under LOAD you are fine.....
1.38/1.4v cpu voltage? I have tons of voltage cats. for my bios just wondering if Im looking at cpu voltage. Does the voltage stay at a consistent 1.38 or does it jump around a little bit, if it is not suppose to jump around what does that indicate?