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Old 10-10-10, 12:30 PM Thread Starter   #1
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New to OC, new here, new rig, advise plz!


Well first off I would like to say hi to everyone here.

1 Month old rig I built: Using 42 inch LCD 720P TV as Monitor VIA HDMI Cable I desktop resolution = 1280 x 768

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COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case1100173392

So i Have some questions first, should I OC my system? do I just focus on CPU and GPU? What can be done with Memery and the MB? Best tool to run AFTER you OC? How much reliability do you lose when you OC? Should I have a liquid cooling system BEFORE i start to OC? FAN SPEEDS.. Should they always be 100% even if I am NOT oc'd? IYHO, which components in my setup would YOU FIRST OC? Are tools like Asus Turbo Evo OC CPU / AMD ATI OC tool any good?!?

I know I am asking alot and I know I didn't do much reading YET, but as this thread goes on I WILL be doing LOADS of reading on here and hopefully better understand all of this.

I also would love to hear from as many of you as possible, people with similar systems who can offer advice or just anyone with some good knowledge to share. MY GOAL here is to learn first off and hopefully put into practice some of it. I don't expect to benchmark the HIGHEST or anything like that. Nor do I plan on spending More money at this point on my RIG Unless its for a liquid cooling system.

Thanks in advanced!!


OH, just realized I should mention, everything is stock setting and my temps are as follows:

IDLE:
System - 27 i guess this is ambiant.
GPU - 33-34
CPU - 31-33
MB - 27-28
FANS via EPU - 6 Engine are always on TURBO while I game, and I keep things low when i am not.
CPU fan speed Turbo = 2k rpm ish
CPU Usage = 1-3% Idle, hardl enything going on.

Voltage not really sure what it all means but here are numbers off of PC PROBE II 12.15 / 5.09 / 3.42

Hope these numbers can help.

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Old 10-10-10, 12:37 PM   #2
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Your best bet would be to start w/ Miah's overclocking guide on the front page...

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Old 10-10-10, 12:38 PM   #3
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First...Welcome!

Next, check out the guide in my signature for a very nice how to.

Nice setup you have there! I didnt see you list your CPU cooler.

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As far as whether you should OC, that depends largely on you.
If the computer is doing everything you want it to, the only reason to OC is for fun.

*I* like OCing, so i OC everything.

The CPU/GPU yield the largest results, OCing ram helps but it isn't nearly as noticeable.
If you test and make sure your OC is stable and your voltages/temps are good, no reliability is lost.
Your fan speeds should be whatever it takes to keep core temps under 80*c or so.

I highly recommend reading this guide a few times:
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Old 10-10-10, 12:45 PM   #5
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Thats a lotta questions

First ill suggest you change the power supply. 650W these days is temporary. Anything higher than 750W is really what you want, especially if you decide to run SLI or Crossfire on you cards.

Second, read the OC guide posted to OC your system, then ask questions and the start the OC process. Before doing these things you dont wana jump in without understanding what you are doing.

Third, if you want a GPU that can run most games if not all, you have to understand what you are getting. I suggest reading TomsHardware for graphics/game reviews for more info on how well they work, or asking in the GPU forum section on what would be good. The HD5770 is great in crossfire too.

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Old 10-10-10, 01:33 PM Thread Starter   #6
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Well thanks so far and yes I have started on the guide,

I forgot about the PSU. I had returned that one for a CoolerMaster 750W
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You returned a Corsair 650W for a Coolermaster 750w? Yikes thats a slight step backwards in quality. Also, there is no need for anything more than a 650W PSU in a lot of cases, especially ones with two 5770's in it.

I would have stuck with that corsair.

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