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Jan 15, 2010
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Middletown Ohio
I am new to over clocking and have searched for a post like this so I could learn the what to knows and how too, that is why I came was for information and knowledge like this.I have found some things here and there but none as descriptive or informative as this guide.Thank you for all the links.They are just what I was looking for and needed.Great post that should be in the introduction some how so that people looking at sites like this to start OCing can research.Like myself most people probably jump right to overclocking sites to learn how to increase performance with limited knowledge and are looking for some place to gain that knowledge so they start here.After reading this guide, which was something like what I was looking for,I can find links to gain that knowledge as well as the info you have included.Maybe create a whole section on basic information with good links for us newbies, it would save alot of time in the threads.Anyway I feel as though I've hit the jack pot here Thanks for the information and help.
Jun 21, 2009
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System Name Betty The Dirty Dragon
Processor AMD 8350 @4.8
Motherboard ASUS sabertooth rev 2
Cooling Watercooling - Swiftech GTZ - XSPC RS360 - XSPC RX120
Memory 8GB corsair vengeance cas 9
Video Card(s) 280x 1100core 1600 mem
Storage 240 gb ssd- 2 tb Storage
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Case Corsair 650d
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Power Supply XFX 850 fully modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
very very intel and nvidia related but nice job all the while, took some real effort


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
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System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
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Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64


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Nov 29, 2009
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System Name Terminator
Processor e8400 3GHz oced @ 4.03GHz 1.6vcore
Motherboard Asrock P45xe
Cooling Sibirian Tiger NorthQ Watercooled
Memory Corsair Dominator blade xms 2x 2gb pc2-8500
Video Card(s) VTX Radeon HD 4770 @ Sapphire HD 4770 Crossfire
Storage SATA 150GB HD Barracuda 7200 @ SATA 600GB HD Western Digital Caviar Geen 64MB cache
Display(s) standard 17"
Case Gamers Blk (120mm Cooling Fans)
Audio Device(s) none
Power Supply Alphapower (switching PSU) 750watt
Software Vista 32-bit Ultimate SP2
Benchmark Scores 20000+ with 3d mark 06 and both radeon hd 4770 oced
I got a ATI hd 4730 and before you say it it's not the best I know but for my money I spent £50 on it which is a really good price for performance and I want to buy another to go in my X-fire machine. I OCed E6550 2.33GHz to 3.7GHz on my Asrock mobo but I couldn't put up voltage past 1.6v so that was the limit but still a cool 60% more.
Heared that some OCer's were unlucky with vtt voltages being to high on quad so I kept mine down only needed 1.35v anyway. PLL was up to 1.86v and NB 1.44v.
I did put each setting up to board max which was PLL 2.75v NB 2.22v and vtt was 2.6v and no effect but did bottle out fast and reset bios.
When I OCed I found need more volts for booting up you can't just up the fsb all the way and expect it to work but it is nice to know how far it can go first! hee heeeee....

By the way GREAT OC INFO ON HERE THANKS TO THE AUTHOR!!! :toast: :laugh:



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Mar 1, 2010
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Processor Intel Core i7 920 Bloomfield (stock clock @2.66)
Motherboard Asus P6t Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 INtel X58
Cooling Zalman CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 ball
Memory Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Asus EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/A RADEON 5870 (Cypress XT)1GB 256bit GDDR5
Storage WD Caviar blue 320gb x2 drives
Display(s) HP w2207h LCD Monitor
Case Antec P183
Power Supply Antec CP-1000 continuous ATX12v v2.3/EPS12v v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS certifiedModular Active PFC
Software Windows 7 64bit
...just a tidbit, i got my 920 to 4.1 and very stable....i started to read about OC' ing and got hooked...and now i went from 2.67ghz to 4.1ghz in 3 days...i will continue to read all there is to know about it...and thanks for all the info!


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Jan 18, 2010
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Processor AMD FX 8150
Motherboard ASUS M5A88-V
Cooling CONTAC 30
Memory 8GHZ Kingston 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA 560 SC
Storage SAMSUNG Barracuda 1TB
I just bought 3 packs of Super Talent 2000 mhz memory and QPI-dram in xmp rises to 1.6V.
Is marked very dark red.
Is that ok !!!???
I have a core i7 920 without overclock.
i was looking around and I could not find anyone who knew anything or were very specific.