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Thread: Overclocking My System!
01-08-2013, 02:17 PM #1
Overclocking My System!
I've been reading how to do this, but I'm still a bit nervous on doing it. From what I understand thus far is pretty simple. "FSB" (not really FSB w/today's boards) stays locked at 100 and all you do is increase the multiplier. My CPU is the i5-3570k so it runs at 3.4Ghz, which means 100 ("FSB") x 34 (multiplier) gives the stock clock speed of 3.4Ghz. If I want faster, I increase the multiplier to w/e I want. If unstable, I add more voltage until I can't go any further with the cooling I currently have. Simple stuff. I get it.
My nervousness comes from messing with all the other settings. For example, where do I go to make sure that the multiplier isn't dynamic so that when under idle it doesn't clock down to 1Ghz or w/e? c1e halt state seems a lot more complex now compared to my "olden days" of overclocking. There are a lot more options of c1e halt state and other power saving features as well. What should I disable and what should I leave enabled? Another setting is CPU "FSB" to RAM ratio. In my BIOS I saw two settings, 100:100 and 100:133. Which of the two is the one I want to use? When do I want to use one and when do I want to use the other? Why do I want to use them in this fashion? Speaking of RAM, there are A LOT of settings for RAM outside of the 9-9-9-24 1T. Do I play around with those other settings or leave them alone?
With help from the OC masters here, I'm sure I'll be able to get some decent and excellent clock speeds, and hopefully, I'll be able to throw down a good benchmark or two afterwards
"P180" Desktop | Built on, 2012-12-25
3.4Ghz i5-3570k | Scythe SCSMZ-2100 92mm Samurai ZZ Rev.B | ASUS P8 Z77-V LK |Kingston HyperX 16GB CL9 RAM | PowerColor 7870 Myst Edition | 240GB Kingston HyperX SSD (OS) | 750GB 16MB SeaGate HDD (Storage) | 3x 320GB 16MB HDD in RAID-0 (Games) | Samsung 24x DVD-RW
Laptop | Dell Latitude e6400 *Upgraded*
p9500 | 4GB DDR2 PC6400 | NVIDIA Quadro 160M | 1440x900 Display | Kingston 128GB SSD | 250GB USB External HDD | 9-Cell Battery
"Scottie" Desktop | Retired, 2012-12-20
3.2Ghz p4 | ThermalRight sp-94 | 92mm Vantec Tornado | ABIT IC7-G | ThermalRight NB-1C | 2GB OCZ Platinum Ex 400Mhz 2-3-2-5 | PowerColor 4670 1GB AGP | 250GB 8Mb WD HDD (OS) | 320GB 16Mb WD HDD | 500GB 16MB SeaGate HDD | 16x LiteOn DVD-RW | LiteOn DVD/CD-RW combo drive
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