Using on-board graphics at the moment while I wait for my GTX 560ti twin frozer
In the BIOS there is a utility that does the over-clocking for you and also some software that can do it while windows is booted. After looking online I saw most people advise against doing it in the windows environment so I used the BIOS one. Basically it allows me to set the clock rate I want. Theres 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5GHz to choose from. I set it to 4GHz and it does the rest and the PC is running well. The reason I used that rather than doing it manually is because I don't know a great deal about over-clocking. If I use this BIOS utility do I just keep an eye on the CPU temp to make sure all is good?
Also I do have an after-market air cooler. All help really appreciated
To test my OC's I run OCCT as it lets me run torture tests on both CPU and GPU w/o necessitating that I open 3 programs.....it also graphs the temperature and voltage results that I can come back in an hour and look at.