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A Beginner's Guide to Overclocking

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xvi, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. xp0zed New Member

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    Ok i've currently clocked my pc to 4.2ghz on my core 2 duo e8500 using 433x9.5 and jacked my vcore to 1.36 problem is while im booting into windows its really slow for some reason.. takes time to load programs and stuff.

    It also says i have 1 Core? lol here is screenshot..

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  2. xvi

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    That's.... odd.

    Remember that your FSB is also tied to your Northbridge. This may cause errors. Go to CPUID and download PerfMon. Check for things like "L1 Data Cache Success Rate" and the same with anything else that says "Success rate". (You may do so by clicking one of the four graphs and choosing from the list that pops up.)

    I'm not familiar with Intel boards, but down near the bottom, it should say something about "something-something bandwidth". That will hopefully not be maxed out when you stress your system (example, a game or a benchmark/stress-test utility).

    If you're still having problems, try making your own thread not many people will see your post here.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Charper2013 New Member

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    Great Post!
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    Current Information?

    Hi, I came across this post and would like to know if it is still considered current, and if not where I might find a more up to date guide.

    Thank you
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    I did a search (overclocking guide -> then click options -> click 'recent results') and found

    Core2's: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=71656

    Phenoms: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=267708

    i7: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-i7-overclocking-guide-beginners.html
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    It's more of a "generic" guide that helps you understand more of what's actually happening inside your computers. A Phenom will clock up differently than a Core 2. An nVidia chipset will be more or less finicky than an AMD or Intel chipset, etc. This guide is more of a starting point.

    Good luck!
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    Easy tune 6

    can you please help me over clock my machine....I am stuck at the FSB part...new at overclocking and new to the forms.the fsb is at 200 mhz..Check out my configuration on my machine.Thanks =)
  8. michaeltyson New Member

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    I have been looking for a nice guide to start overclocking with! Thanks so much! definately a very useful guide. =D
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    Good illustration
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    thanks for the guides...
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    What a simple helpful guide! Thanks




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    this thread is good for beginner
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    How long i need to test the proc with prime to be sure that oc is stable ?
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    Haven't read through it yet really but I don't think we have an overclocking guide
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    Check first page of this thread :shadedshu
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    It's up to you.
    Well check this old poll at PcPer forum.
    Generally speaking you should run OCCT or Prime95 (or your tester of your choice) at least for one hour.
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    I just did - still would like some advice, as I'm a total newbie to this stuff.:toast:

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