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Old 01-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Well I honestly don't even know where to begin, as I have never even attempted to overclock before. The only thing that may be a problem is that I don't have any "aftermarket" cooling or heat sinks, but I don't want to do anything crazy as far as the overclocking goes. Just want to squeeze out whatever stable and safe performance I can!

Basically before I begin I want to know what I'm doing...

What software should I download, as I assume there will be a lot of trial and error involved with this

Ram: g.Skill Ripjaws 8gb

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2

Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3

Power: 600W

Case (to show fans/cooling): MidTower

Also.. I always notice that on start up when I see my BIOS screen I can press 4 to their "ASUS core unlocker" or whatever...

CPU-Z is saying that my CPU "Core Voltage" is sitting around 1.332 V
Also... the RAM I purchased states that it is a CL9 but CPU-Z is saying that the CAS Latency is at "11.0 clocks" why would this be?

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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With that RAM, you have to manually set the timings in order for it to work properly. The reason is that the CPU's built in memory controller operates at 1333 MT/s.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Hi cctaylor88

You said >
Basically before I begin I want to know what I'm doing...
So to save a lot of typing please see > Beginner's guide to overclocking | News | TechRadar

3 very important things ...

1. Overclock via small increments

2. Cooling ... Overclocking = Heat

3. Benchmark ... then Benchmark again

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