Home built PC, anything I need to do to optimise? Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: August 14, 2012 2:30 PM in Systems Share uponapyre August 14, 2012 1:07:38 PM Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Asus GTX 560 Ti 1gb Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz OCZ 90GB Agility 3 SSD OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 windows7 64 Trying to optimise the system for gaming and get as much out of it as I can. I can get a stable overclock of: 3.6ghz on the cpu 960mhz (clock) 2200 mhz (mem clock) I left the voltage alone at stock which was 1025, is that right? Seems to work fine... Anything else i should do to synergise the hardware above in any way? Thanks in advance! More about : home built optimise Novuake a b B Homebuilt system August 14, 2012 1:23:09 PM That overclock does not sound stable at all without adjusting some voltages. 1. What CPU cooler are you using? 2. have you run a stress test (e.g. prime95) for several hours to test the stability? If not, how did you determine stability? Warning : DO NOT run prime95 at 4.1GHz if you do not have an aftermarket cooler. EDIT : You also would need to check CRC errors with memtest or some memery test. uponapyre August 14, 2012 1:50:24 PM Soz, I meant 3.6 on the cpu (first option on easytune). Stock cooler. Used easytune6 to select the first option. Stress tested for an hour. Run under load and monitored temps (60-70). Everything seems to run stable, I don't want to push it any further without a new heatsink. I've stress tested the GPU using Furmark, I got it up to 980 before it crashed then pulled back to 960 and found a stable spot. Under load with the OC listed I get temps of 50-60. Are the voltages okay for the overlocks listed above? Related resources Just installed an SSD anything I need to do to optimise it - Forum how much WATTS do i need for my home built pc - Forum Need an upgrade for an older home-built PC - Forum Advice needed for first home built PC - Forum First home built pc need advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Novuake a b B Homebuilt system August 14, 2012 2:18:38 PM 70 is abit high so in time consider a better cooler. Yes an 3.6 OC is fine at stock voltages. Run the test for 4 hours with a few memtest instances just to be on the save side. Other than that its all good. uponapyre August 14, 2012 2:22:46 PM Thanks Novuake. Anything else I can do to optimise my system for gaming? How much difference is it going to make if I buy a new cooler and get a stable 4.1 overclock on the cpu? Novuake a b B Homebuilt system August 14, 2012 2:30:56 PM Well you will get a much higher OC than 4.1GHz with a proper cooler, but the actaul gaming improvement depends on the game. Most games the improvement will be negligable. BUT Skyrim for example will see big omprovements. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHome Built PC vs Off the Shelg Forum SolvedWill this Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64 English 1 Pack DSP OEI DVD LCP (PC) work on my gaming PC that i built. Forum SolvedIs there anything I could Improve on my custom built gaming PC? Forum SolvedHow much should I sell my Home built PC to a friend? Forum SolvedHome Built PC is stuck on Starting Windows screen Forum Need some input on my very first home-built PC! Forum Is this a good built gaming pc? Should I change anything with it for $850? What should I upgrade next? Forum Buying Home Built PC NEED HELP Forum SolvedFPS on my home-built PC Forum 1st Home Built PC, Need Advice Forum SolvedHome Built Gaming PC, Going to upgrade it but want to use old parts to build budget PC for (11yr old son) Forum SolvedHome Built PC Freezes Forum SolvedI am planning on picking up a Intel Core I5-3570 Processor to upgrade my pc, will I need anything else? Forum Just built new pc, wont POST or show anything on monitor Forum SolvedNo signal on screen when i power on my home-built PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !