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#1 rhino1366

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:12 AM

What software do I need to start overclocking my CPU/GPU/memory etc.? I would prefer to do it through OS environment.
...through BIOS?

What about dust issues?.. with only one game I've had CPU temp. over 60°C.

Thanks in advance! :)

Some info: I have an AMD processor (stock cooler), AMD/ATI graphics, GIGABYTE mobo, and a Kingston RAM (value series, DDR2-800 CL6).

Edited by rhino1366, 04 November 2011 - 05:14 AM.


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#2 ReviverSoft

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:11 AM

Overclocking through the BIOS works best and is always recommended.

If you intend to overclock quite a bit, consider an aftermarket HSF (cpu cooler).

Knowing Gigabyte boards, they will be able to support overclocking just fine. In fact, they offer a software based overclocking program called EasyTune. Maybe the latest version of this program is good for slight overclocks.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 04 November 2011 - 08:12 AM.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:02 AM

EasyTune, hmm.....

Knowing Gigabyte boards, they will be able to support overclocking just fine.


How? I've never did this before.

Edit: BTW, all over the net they say - don't f* with BIOS. :guitar:

Edited by rhino1366, 05 November 2011 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:11 PM

Most of the extremists and pros uses the BIOS to overclock which i also do since it gives you so many options. Depending on what Gigabyte board you have, some have less features or more features for overclocking depending the model number. My Gigabyte board is the lowest one, so i don't exactly get every overclocking features nor do i have MOSFET heatsink.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:31 AM

So how to use BIOS to overclock?.. some examples?

I'm GA-MA78GM-US2H (rev 1.0)

Edited by rhino1366, 06 November 2011 - 03:32 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:41 AM

How high do you want to overclock and what is the exact AMD processor model do you have? You may need to get a aftermarket cooler if it is gonna be a high overclock? What is your idle and load temperature?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:10 AM

Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 250, a Dual-Core at 3.0 GHz (45nm)
mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H rev 1.0, BIOS is updated to version F8
RAM: 1x2 GB DDR2-800 value series CL6 ..... I've heard it can be well overclocked (no heatsink)
Graphics: GIGABYTE GV-R575D5-1GD | it's an Radeon HD 5750 with 80mm cooler system (video-driver is 11.6, by ATI)
...Power supply is 450W

Processor is cooled by a stock cooler.

Idle temp is 40-43 °C
Temp during gaming is 50-58 °C
..."Might and Magic Heroes 6" game once made it ~63 °C

.....any other info you need? :)

Edit: OS Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit

Overclocking goals: raise a bit MHz of CPU and GPU, lower CAS Latencies of RAM / overclock it a bit.

Edited by rhino1366, 06 November 2011 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:31 PM

unless you can afford to replace all the items you want to overclock ,i suggest leaving it alone ,as one wrong move can spoil the whole bunch

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:14 PM

thnx... :/

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

If you want to push this processor up to 3.9GHz which is possible, your gonna need a aftermarket cooler to start of with.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:37 AM

Ok, as it stands you'll be thermally limited - your CPU could go pretty close to 4.0 GHz, but it'll generate too much heat. Assuming you're just after a basic O/C you should be able to get a bit more out of your system, say 3.6 GHz, as long as you don't live in too hot a climate! Using a Gigabyte board press Ctrl + F1 at the first BIOS screen, then go into the Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (MIT) section. From there you can access all the overclocking features. There's a good Athlon II o/c guide here:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/1002985-athlon-ii-overclocking-guide-beginner-friendly.html

Give it a go - you can in theory set your voltages too high and burn out the CPU, but you'd almost have to do so deliberately. If you follow the guide you'll be fine :)
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 12:56 AM

Before you follow that guide you would want to buy a aftermarket cooler.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 04:57 AM

Ahh... okay, thanks guys. The site is down for some time... they're changing interface.

Overclocking through BIOS is the best way I guess, I've also heard it everywhere. But, what interests me, is that will GIGABYTE's tweaker block the most dangerous operations? Will it prevent the burn-out? I hope so...

Yes, killerx525 is right.. I do need a commercial cooler for everything to be fine. Otherwise, for now, a few lift of MHz won't damage I guess.

I've never did any overclocking before.

Edit: Tweaking my slow RAM - DDR2-800 CL6, would be great. I've heard exactly my RAM can be easely turned to CL5 (on same frequencies).

Edited by rhino1366, 10 November 2011 - 04:59 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:21 PM

You could increase the frequency by a little bit with stock but don't do it too much or the cooler can't cope it. I have never done a overclocking the ram before and it's really all experimenting on which configuration the ram works well with.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:07 PM

...though, overclocking my HD 5750 with GIGABYTE's exclusive 80mm cooler - could be safe enouph.

Only through BIOS I can overclock all three - CPU, GPU and RAM/Memory?




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