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Old April 6, 2009, 05:35 AM
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Default EasyTune 6... any good for OC?

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Motherboard comes with EasyTune 6 and I'm wondering if anyone would recommend usind it? If I try their boost buttons is it easy to go back to what I had, or will I have to manually reset stuff? I don't really know how to OC (though I'm starting to learn)...
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Old April 6, 2009, 05:55 AM
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I tried Easytune 6 with my mobo when I built this rig. While it will work and is certainly easier, I liked being able to manually set parameters in the bios. Then when I'm monitoring them (HWmonitor), I can see normal voltage lag and discrepancies or possible problems before they cost me a board or chip. I preferred setting everything manually. JMHO.

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I find its useful for testing overclocking, but when I put my settings in for 24/7 I do it through the BIOS.
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Old April 7, 2009, 08:24 AM
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Thanks guys...
I'll try it out and see how it goes.
Eventually I'll be comfortable setting things manually.
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Motherboard comes with EasyTune 6 and I'm wondering if anyone would recommend usind it? If I try their boost buttons is it easy to go back to what I had, or will I have to manually reset stuff? I don't really know how to OC (though I'm starting to learn)...
I cannot stress enough how important it is to "avoid" OC'ing Software and learn to understand / use the settings in the BIOS to OC. If you don't understand what the basic BIOS settings are for and leran to OC in the BIOS, you're setting yourself up for "issues"....Learn youur BIOS and OC in the Bios. Once you're comfortable with that then yes, at that point you can experiment with "Software"...The BIOS is the "heart" of your Mobo and OC'ing.
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Yeah make sure you know the basics at least because if you just start with software oc you will likely corrupt your os.
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In any case avoid auto settings for voltages,
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In any case avoid auto settings for voltages,
Not necessarily, in many cases "Auto Voltages" for vCore will result in stable mild OC's, however, I have found that "Auto" will generally pump more voltage than what is required.
I do agree with you on that tyremanm, that setting manually is better.....and of course for pushing higher OC's manual voltage setting is the only way to go and finding that
sweet spot", not toom uch but just enough.

I know before I started playing with OC'ing I made sure to understand the principles and what my settings did in BIOS. I ONLY OC in BIOS!
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Yeah same here, I don't have easy tune loaded here period.

I always set manually in cmos.

I mentioned about not using auto voltages only because I don't know what people are doing out there with new toys didn't want it to ramp up with another change
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I would avoid auto voltages on giga boards. It will put VTT and PLL voltages at dangerous levels, 1.60v and 1.85v with a mild oc. If you are ok with this then go ahead, but I just wanted to give some warning.
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