Need Help overclocking my Rig

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by monkinsane, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. monkinsane

    monkinsane New Member

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    Hi there,

    I need some advice on overclocking my rig - :)

    Specs are as follows:

    Videocard: XFX 9600GT EXTREME 512MB - Forceware 177.79
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (E8400) 3Ghz
    Mainboard: Asus Striker
    Memory: 4GB Kingston DDR2
    Soundcard: SoundMax 24Bit
    PSU: 850W Thermaltake Modular
    HDD: Seagate 250GB SATA 16MB Cache
     
  2. DaShoota

    DaShoota Master Guru

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    You should really look at a beginners guide to start off with the basics.

    -You need temperature monitoring programs (HWmonitor, Intel TAT, Coretemp, Speedfan are some good ones)
    - Flash your mobo BIOS to the latest version. Go the the manf website.
    -Get some stress-testing programs (OCCT, SuperPI, Prime95)
    -Get into your BIOS and start increasing the FSB little by little, at least in 5 mhz increments. Take voltages into consideration.
    -Check your stats by using CPU-z

    If you have problems post on the boards. Good luck!
     
  3. nOv1c3

    nOv1c3 Maha Guru

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  4. monkinsane

    monkinsane New Member

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    Cooling.

    Thanx for the advice. Will do - and post the results.

    Just a question - I am running the stock coolers at the moment - needless to say - they won't be sufficient anymore once I start overclocking.

    What coolers can I look at to replace them? What air coolers will do the job well? I'd like a water-cooling setup but it is a bit pricey and my budget is limited.

    also, what fan speeds should I be looking at when replacing the stock fans, and can anyone recommend a good brand?

    Thanx in advance guys!
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2008

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