overclocking Asrock G31M-S with 8 GBs of Patriot RAM
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February 9, 2011, 09:24 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Nicaragua, Central America
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on paper it looks good.
an easy way to tell if,at least on the efficiency side its ok, is to plug your pc into
a kill a watt or something along the lines
P3 - Kill A Watt
with all the components at stock and watch how many watts its pulling at the wall.
idle at desktop/cpu load(prime95)/gpu load(3dmark/furmark(extreme))
you can do a calculation on power consumption based on different reviews, for graphic cards
look it up here :
ASUS GeForce GT 440 1 GB Review - Page 24/30 | techPowerUp
and round it up. if the numbers shown on the device(given its accuracy is decent)
are more or less what you'd expect than its ok. if the difference is rather large(say 50-75 watts or more)
then watch out.
i always plug any build into my kill a watt and at boot i take a look at the watts. anything funny i shut down right away.
anyway, look on your psu for some numbers, its not the watts or stuff like that but more like a string of numbers, at least 5-6 caracters
exemple : e176105
and you put it in here :
UL Online Certifications Directory - File Number Search
and it gives you this :
Link to File
Power Supplies, Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment Certified for Canada - Component
Power Supplies, Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment - Component
Power Supplies, Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment Certified for Canada
Power Supplies, Information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment
basically it tells you antec is the manu, well antec has units made by other oems like seasonic,delta
but anyway you get the idea.
So... assuming that the PSU I own is working correctly and all, what would be the highest frequency I could rise my Q9400 to using my modest motherboard and stock intel cooler without messing it up big time? 2.8Ghz, 2.9Ghz? and how would I go about doing it.
Please, anyone...... I am desperate here
My System Specs
Intel Extreme Series DP67BG
Intel Core i5-2500K
16 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz
EVGA GeForce GTX 670
Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Blue (OS files) Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black ( Games) Western Digital 500 GB RE3 Enterprise (Storage)
XFX Pro850W XXX Edition Semi-modular
LG 32-inch LCD HD TV
Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
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