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Using Windows Programs or BIOS to Overclock

Last response: in Overclocking
May 26, 2012 4:30:08 PM

Which is better,utilizing the actual BIOS to overclock it manually, or have something like AI Suite ll's TurboV Evo Autotuning overclock it for you. I ask this because I am not sure how to overclock, as in what things should be turned off and such.
a b à CPUs
a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2012 8:32:12 PM

Use the BIOS. It's simple and there are many guides around the internet. There even a couple here on the forum. Just read everything you can and you should be fine
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a b K Overclocking
May 26, 2012 8:57:50 PM

For a modest OC the Newer MB utilities seems to do a pretty good job.
For a Higher OC you are better off going manual.

Used the MB utility for an i5-750 to get nice 3.2 GHz and the Asrock utility (i5-2500k) was good upto 4.6 (Backed of to 4.2 as not much difference between 4.2 and 4.6). They both are overly aggressive on Vcore. What i did is verified stability (using prime95), then started backing off on vcore to just above the point of instability.

NOTE: when running prime95 MONITOR your temps (ie for both the i5-750 and i5-2500k If using a stock HSF will raise temps above comfort levels) Also Prime95 is good for verifing your +12 V rail under load.