1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Competitor rules

    Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.

    Dismiss Notice

Need help overclocking(major noob)

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by lostatneverseen, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    Ok so my rig

    AMD Phenom 2 x4 920 Quad Core 2.8GHz
    ATI Radeon 5870 1GB
    750a SLI Motherboard

    I would like to increase the frequency to 3.1Ghz/3.2GHz just to give it a little more juice for bc2 when i get it.

    I heard this processor can clock very well on air with stock cooler up to these speeds, maybe more but dont want to push it

    Im terribly nooby at this and wondering if anyone can help me out

    I have a turbo V Overclocking board, which lets me adjust everything for my cpu so i dont need to go into bios, many thanks.
     
  2. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    my CPU temp is 28/30 degrees on idle

    Motherboard temp 29 degrees on idle
     
  3. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    I would forget the V Overclocking and enter your bios.

    Change the Memory MHZ - depending on your BIOS rev it will be in diff locations. Increase it 5mhz at a time, for each 15 increase your Core Volts by .1

    IF you have an Unlocked Multiplier you can easily do it using that. be aware, you may be able to Decrease it but not Increase it. If you decrease the multi you can increase it back to its current (Stock) Multiplier.
     
  4. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    do my idle temps look ok for overclocking they are stick at those temps on idle
     
  5. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    im a little nervous when it comes to this but ive read saying this can overclock good on air, and my idle temps look good
     
  6. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    bump
     
  7. Marine-RX179

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    CPUs don't die easily unless people overvolt it to too high like lunatic or not have the CPU cooler properly seated.

    If you take small steps in increasing voltage (people usually only increase it by a little when the PC struggle to remain stable) and keep an eye on the temp, you won't kill your CPU.

    If you want to overclock properly, you will HAVE TO use bios settings.
     
  8. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    ok so has anyone got a step by step guide on how i do this many thanks, im so thickat this sort of stuff, its only a small overclock i want to do
     
  9. lostatneverseen

    Associate

    Joined: 25 Jan 2010

    Posts: 62

    bump
     
  10. famas

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,176

    Location: the south

    I know its a long thread but your'll find most of the answers you need in this thread
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18108943

    spend a couple of evenings reading it all. It gives links to good stability and monitoring programmes too.
    I recently did my first overclock and got all the info I needed from that thread and help from others.
     
    Last edited: 12 Apr 2010
  11. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    DUDE! be patient...
    Bumps that close will (i am sure) Result in tears.