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#1
Hello people, before anyone says I am reading the stickys but would like some advice,

So I've never overclocked before, as a lot overclocking to me was always a "scary thing!" however I do not believe it is so much any more so I would like to OC.

I'm waiting for my new PC to be delivered, it is a AMD x6 1055T and from what I've been told I can easily get more out of it.

Cooling in the case is the following
Corsair Hydro Series H50 - CPU Cooling and
1 x 200mm Case fan
5 x 1200mm Case fans

(it's a Antec1200)

So first question, rather stupid but with it sitting at 2.8 what do you think is a "safe" stable I can reach with this cooling, I would still like it to be quite cool temp wise but I do want to get my monies worth.

Also, what is the best way to go about OCing the processor? does it put more strain on the motherboard also?
 
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You should be able to get 3.8Ghz or more out of that CPU. It will make the system faster and game will perform better imo. You will increase the stress on the motherboard but nothing above the levels it was tested for. AMD systems have always been big on overclocking and boards designed for them are able to handle the load.... within reason. Since this is your first OC I doubt you'll hit the same extreme clocks that world record holders are pushing with similar hardware. Your colling should be sufficient to handle the OC as well.

I don't actually know jack about OCing AMD systems but I can imagine someone else will be here soon that can give solid advice.
 
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Thank you my friend!

I know jack either, 3.8, sweet, I was looking at around 3.5 but hay why not.

The system spec of my new system are what are at the side.
 
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Voltage and frequency are relative. You just make sure that you keep the temps around 65C at full load.
 
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Looks like a good system. Nice choice in PSU... Corsair are the best imo. If you dont have that system clocked to at least 3.5 before Wednesday I'll eat my mouse.

Welcome to TPU .. Nothing remains stock
 
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Looks like a good system. Nice choice in PSU... Corsair are the best imo. If you dont have that system clocked to at least 3.5 before Wednesday I'll eat my mouse.

Welcome to TPU .. Nothing remains stock
Cheers, you'll be eating your mouse, read ma post, still in production! lol!!! but know, I'll play about, get use to her then OC her.
 

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looks good you should have plenty of extra processor power for your GPU, so when you want to upgrade in a few years or whatever just switch out the GPU and you should still be golden
 
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looks good you should have plenty of extra processor power for your GPU, so when you want to upgrade in a few years or whatever just switch out the GPU and you should still be golden

yeah im thinking upgrading to a second 5850.. or a single 5970 (when I need to)
 

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Don't forget to factor in a half-decent power supply.
 
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Don't forget to factor in a half-decent power supply.
Check my system spec to the left, I believe it should be sufficient.
 

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Yup, overkill even :D
 
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Is it best to OC using the BIOS or a program in windows, like Clockgen or a newer/modern version :p
 

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Bios.
 
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Okay, mind if I ask why, from what I read using a program seems safer? but I'll play around see what I can find. when it arrives, and look on my older system.
 

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Fine tuning is best done at bios level.


I thought Clockgen died out with nforce 3 lol.
 
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Fine tuning is best done at bios level.


I thought Clockgen died out with nforce 3 lol.
yeah just realised the guide is 3years old but a modern equivalent. looks like its the bios then!
 

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AMD Overdrive is your best bet unless the board came with some windows OC tools
 

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Modern bioses are pretty forgiving......if things go pear shaped they tend to just reboot you at stock.
Plus with many boards you can save profiles.

I prefer the fast and loose approach :D
 
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ooo so Brandon your saying Program over Bios!

I guess it is preference but i'll keep reading!
 

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Play within windows then make permanent changes in bios once you're happy with things.
Guess I just got used to doing things the old way.....they make it too easy and boring now.

Long live nforce2 :toast:
 

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ooo so Brandon your saying Program over Bios!

I guess it is preference but i'll keep reading!
No bios is best, i just say use AMD overdrive to get a ruff OC and then fine tune it with bios and then stablility test
 
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Thanks, will do, I'll use AMD overdrive then fine tune in bios. :)

I get how to but from what I read there is two ways, raising the multiplier and raising the FSB, which is best or is this an old way and it has change.
 
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Or do I change both? is it more trial and error?