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June 12, 2011 2:39:07 PM

Should I over clock my pc? I believe my hardware is sufficiant enough to suport it as it is well ventilated. I have an AMD Phenom II BE 955, big thermaltake cpu cooler and a well ventilated case: This is the CPU cooler I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , This is the case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is the CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , And the MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm just not sure if the processors reduced life span is outweighed by the extra performance that i will get, any opinions?

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June 12, 2011 5:32:13 PM

1- Are you having performance problems?
2- Do you WANT overclock?
3- What GPU do you have?
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June 12, 2011 5:48:26 PM

Not realy having performance problems, but I do want to over clock; although I am affraid of burining up my CPU or MOBO. From the research I have done I believe I can reach 4.0 ghz without too many problems, which would be my goal. I am undecided because I want this pc to last about another year at least. My GPU is a GTX 560 Ti OC
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June 12, 2011 6:02:32 PM

Then, you maybe want read this guide: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-editi...

The guide can give you a lot of tips for overclock the CPU that you have.
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June 13, 2011 6:20:34 PM

I really am interested in overclocking my CPU as well, what I am wondering though is and I hope Saint19 youll be able to answer this for me. How long should I wait before I overclock my CPU. I just got my Phenom II x6 1090T today and will be assembling my PC tomorrow. Should I give it a good solid month before even attempting?
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June 13, 2011 6:36:56 PM

Bamanec you probably should have started your own thread for that question. Maybe some mod can move it for you.

To answer your question I have a 1090T and I can tell you I didn't wait a month to start overclocking. I don't actually know why you would wait to start overclocking if you wanted to. Did you hear/read that somewhere?

To Donmige ...

Unless you are running your OCed CPU full boar 24/7 you aren't going to reach the temps necessary to burn out your CPU any time soon.

Many people, myself included, have a few different bios settings for OCing.
I have a setting that is really just voltage tweaks and OCing my 1090 to an 1100, not much of a performance gain but I found that I can actually undervolt the CPU and run at the stock speeds. It is stable and cooler than the stock settings.
I also have a setting for somewhere around 3.8 GHz which is for gaming and things because I don't see much performance increase after 3.8.
Then I have my 4.2GHz which I have simply to play around with from time to time to see if I can go any higher.

If I were you I would look into if something like this makes sense for your situation. I would also make sure to bench mark because I have my doubts about how high your machine will OC and still get good performance returns.
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June 13, 2011 7:31:35 PM

yesterday i decided to start ocing but casuel so i decided to use the toverclock software that came with the mobo, and its suposedly running at 3850 mhz, i did notice a bit better performance while playing final fantasy 14
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June 13, 2011 9:15:19 PM

bamanec said:
I really am interested in overclocking my CPU as well, what I am wondering though is and I hope Saint19 youll be able to answer this for me. How long should I wait before I overclock my CPU. I just got my Phenom II x6 1090T today and will be assembling my PC tomorrow. Should I give it a good solid month before even attempting?


If you want overclock, then, do it as soon as you get your CPU. In other words, you don't need wait for start to overclock but keep in mind that even with same components the results are different.

You can use Google to find a lot of settings but those will never work for you, I recomend you follow this guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-editi... because can give you a lot of info about overclocking and how it's works in a BE CPU.

I build all my rigs for overclock, so, in my case as soon as the rig is finished this is overclocked.
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June 13, 2011 9:16:42 PM

Donmige said:
yesterday i decided to start ocing but casuel so i decided to use the toverclock software that came with the mobo, and its suposedly running at 3850 mhz, i did notice a bit better performance while playing final fantasy 14


I suggest you don't use that software, the best results are archived with BIOS overclock. If you aren't sure how to do it, follow the same guide that I guide you few post above this.
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June 13, 2011 9:30:20 PM

well i started to do a manuel overclock yesterday, i followed the guid to changing my memory settings to 2T but my system bios doesent display any 1T or 2T settings?
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June 13, 2011 9:44:06 PM

You want overclock your CPU, so, start with that and after we move on to RAM.
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June 13, 2011 10:12:40 PM

ok im about to try setting the bios for the cpu, here is what i was able to get from the memory thou : and 1T = DTC0 and 2T is DTC1 ?
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June 13, 2011 10:16:42 PM

Select Both, you have better chance in that option.
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June 13, 2011 10:40:30 PM

yes go ahead and overclock it you can....why not :) 
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June 13, 2011 11:42:24 PM

dood, I fail I cant find the multiplier setting. I dont think my board supports that.
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June 14, 2011 3:42:14 AM

Best answer selected by Donmige.
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