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A Beginner's Guide to Overclocking

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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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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..
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.
 
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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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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
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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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
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

Surely the forums can still be used for guides? If people are looking for overclocking guides they'll probably come to the Overclocking and Cooling forum first. I can see where you're coming from, but I think if it's going to work like that all the guides that have been stickied should be moved to the Wiki and then unstickied so everything is in one place, rather than being dotted around. I don't mind copying a few of the guides into the Wiki sometime.
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 =)
 
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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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thanks for the guides...
 

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Haven't read through it yet really but I don't think we have an overclocking guide
Check first page of this thread :shadedshu