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Old February 16, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Hello OC'ers!

I'm a complete noob when it comes to overclocking. About the only oc'ing I've done in the past was through the jumper-free configuration feature in the BIOS of my Asus P4P800 DX mobo, and I only got 10% above the default clock speed. Keep in mind that this is with a pentium 4 running Windows XP, too!

With the help of the forum members here at hardwarecanucks, I've put together a new rig, and I'm hoping that someone here can link me to a noob's guide to safe overclocking. FYI, below is my rig's spec:

CPU: Intel i5 750 @ 2.66GHz
Mobo: Asus P7P55D Pro
Memory: G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 2x2GB
Video card: XFX Radeon HD 5850 (standard)


I've been told that both the ram and gpu chosen are easily overclocked, and so I'm looking foward to squeezing a bit more power out of them. However, I should stress that I value stability over raw power, which means I will only oc within a safe limit.

Thank you so much!
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:05 PM
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i'm hoping to get my mounting kit for my true 120 tomarrow and i'm going to go right to 4.09ghz (195 x 21) on my i5 750, i'm going to set vcore to 1.3v and bump it up until its stable. i have my ram set at 1.5v. my as well try it now while i still have the 30 day NCIX rma, lol.
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:19 PM
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Good luck @ 1.3 for 4ghz+ I'm at 1.4 vcore
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:26 PM
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thats why i said "bump it up until its stable" i'm hoping i can get it lower than 1.4 since i'm not water cooled and i'm not sure how much heat these put out.
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:27 PM
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Max temps around 70 for me with H50
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Old February 16, 2010, 05:34 PM
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thats not to bad, my lapped true should be able to keep it under 80 then.. i hope. :P
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Old February 16, 2010, 08:51 PM
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Ok its actually running ~1.375 in Windows because I had "With VDroop" on in the Bios. Set it to "Without Vdroop" and brought vcore down to 1.375, now I check CPU-z while under load it jumps between 1.388v - 1.411v. WTF! Sorry to crap in your thread OP, but not really sure of a good 1156 OC'ing guide but if you have any questions, just ask.
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Old February 16, 2010, 09:58 PM
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^^^ thats completely normal...
With vDroop BIOS vCore at 1.4v will show less in Windows under load.
Without vDroop vCore at 1.4v will show more in Windows under load.

The Delta between what Windows is showinfg under load and what your setting in BIOS is vDroop and vDrop combined
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Old February 16, 2010, 11:13 PM
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Ya but I set it to Without Vdroop and dropped it down to 1.375 from 1.4 in BIOS
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Poor OP lol... I don't know how good these guides are or even if they are just reviews on how well it overclocks (Which would be helpful anyway) but at least it's something:

Intel Core i5 750 Overclocking Guide - Introduction <--- This one looks good I would give it a shot.

Overclocking Intel's Core i5-750 & i7-870: Introduction - Techgage
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