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Recommend some good overclocking resources to a beginner???

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September 9, 2010 11:14:43 PM

About to order my first custom PC. I definately want to dabble with some overclocking, though I've never tried it.

I know my i5 760 overclocks well. So will my cyclone gtx 460. I know the RAM i choose has a bearing on my OC abilities... not exactly sure how though.

If someone can refer me to some good Overclocking guides for beginners that describle the various aspects of OC'ing and how they intertwine that would be awesome.

Here's links for my MOBO + proc, graphics card, RAM - those are the main areas that have a bearing on overclocking from what i understand.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 10, 2010 2:52:41 AM

Thanks! I shall absorb this info. Any good resources for video cards (the 460) and ram tweaking would be good too. or anything else i need [:) ]
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September 10, 2010 6:06:20 AM

muckle said:
About to order my first custom PC. I definately want to dabble with some overclocking, though I've never tried it.

I know my i5 760 overclocks well. So will my cyclone gtx 460. I know the RAM i choose has a bearing on my OC abilities... not exactly sure how though.

If someone can refer me to some good Overclocking guides for beginners that describle the various aspects of OC'ing and how they intertwine that would be awesome.

Here's links for my MOBO + proc, graphics card, RAM - those are the main areas that have a bearing on overclocking from what i understand.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-guide,...
-A tom's hardware oc guide


http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1804

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/newbie-oc-...


I guess thats plenty of information
Dont forget to stress test when ocing-
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September 10, 2010 6:48:57 AM

Google.

Google something like "overclock <processor> <motherboard>".
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September 10, 2010 7:23:00 AM

jsc said:
Google.

Google something like "overclock <processor> <motherboard>".


Word. Googles good stuff. I've just had great success on this website (great community) so I thought I'd reach out here too
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September 10, 2010 3:00:46 PM

OCing the gfx card will be no sweat... pretty simple stuff, MSI or nVid control panel settings are a simple as moving a slide back and forth.. Gotta keep an eye on fanspeed and temp, thou.

OCing ur CPU is a bit more, ermm, shall we say, involved, complicated, etc.. Have to deal with CPU multipliers, UBLCK settings, voltages, etc.

If you're even thinking of OCing, I'd recommned that you have an aftermarket cooler, that's almost a necessity, especially if you plan on doing stress testing. I have i7 930 2.8Ghz. Just overclocked it to 4.04Ghz, stable. Im a bit concerned with heat levels, idle is around 50-55C, even with a newly-installed Corsair H50 water cooled system. (although I hear now utilizing a push-pull setup with the H50 really improves performance/lowers temps. Good luck.
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September 10, 2010 3:24:51 PM

www.overclock.net is where I learned most of what I know about overclocking.
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September 15, 2010 9:11:03 PM

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