Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anybody knows roughly what i can overclock my CPU and GPU to. I've never done it before but i want too - I'm just wondering if anybody can tell me what i should be able to overclock to as i don't want to try something too high!! Also which program do i use to overclock my GPU??
My system specs are below -
NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case - 5x 5.25" External & 7x 3.5"/2.5" Internal Drive Bays - 7x Expansion Slots - Steel - Black (B8NL2-UGB)
You should be able to get around 4.5-4.6GHz CPU overclock to start. If you're lucky, you might be able to get closer to 5.0GHz.
For CPU voltage, I would suggest staying under 1.35v for an everyday overclock. Also, keep your per-core temps lower than 75ºC just to be safe.
For the graphics card, you can probably get around 900MHz for core speed. I wouldn't suggest increasing the memory speed very much. The core is what does the heavy lifting anyway. Keep the GPU temp lower than 100ºC.
Use these programs:
MSi Afterburner -- overclock the GPU, monitor temp and voltage.
CPU-Z -- monitor the overclock and CPU voltage.
Core Temp -- monitor temps on each core of the CPU (also does voltage).