June 14th, 2011, 09:47 PM #1
testing some overclock settings.....
1055t oc'ed from 2.8 to 3.5. pretty mild by most standards but I can't get anything higher it seems with my limited knowledge. I have installed a hyper 212+ cpu cooler and even while running prime95 I have yet to see it top 42c. My questions are this, is folding while stress testing my cpu with prime95 a smart thing to do ? will I get an accurate assessment of the speed/stability ? also, if any of you have this cpu clocked higher and would like to help me get there, I'd love for you to drop some knowledge. thanks a bunch.
just to clarify, I've gotten to 3.8 and run prime95 for about 5 hours but I've been told 12 or so is the goal to ensure maximum stability. I'd rather not play with voltages btw, as I have no experience with that whatsoever.2600k @ 4.7ghz | Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 |
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July 5th, 2011, 07:38 AM #2
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the two most important things for overclocking a cpu are voltages and temps.
You need to up your voltage to get higher, its easy really I learned on my own and didn't fry anything you won't either.
Start slow take note of the stock voltage, find the clock speed where your system becomes unstable, set the voltage a tiny bit higher and try it again all the while keeping a close eye on your temps. Its a hell of alot of trial and error but its fun and well worth it in the end.
BTW 42c is fantastic while running prime95 your halfway there
July 5th, 2011, 02:33 PM #3
and its also important once you hit your max stable speed, to back it off a bit and save it there.
Voltages are not needed for increase all the time either, there are many CPU's that can get substantial increases with little to know voltage increase.
Usually you don't start messing with voltage increases until you've hit a wall with FSB and Multiplier increases for OCing.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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