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Overclocking With ECS eOC

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ECS’ eOC utility opens to a page with two temperature readings, Platform Environment Control Interface and chipset. PECI is measured directly from the CPU’s thermal diode, in degrees below the processor’s thermal throttle point.

ECS mimics an older Gigabyte utility by putting only the CPU base clock on its Easy Tuning tab, but does one better by also showing the status of key voltage points.

The eOC Advanced tab provides all the features that the program can control through Windows. There are no multiplier settings, but base clock and voltage levels can be changed on the fly. Though we certainly would have liked to see multiplier controls on a separate page, Gigabyte could learn something from eOC’s simplified menu assortment.

The eOC Options page lets users decide if and how they’d like their overclock to be automatically applied: when booting, loading the program, or waking from sleep mode.

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