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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    Yes, the tuner does work, but I don't like to mess with software settings when I can set the BIOS and forget it. You can always launch the tuner and it will read what the BIOS is set at. You never know when it'll have a software 'glitch', so I just use the BIOS only for OCing. Plus, in the BIOS I can see that the voltages are set to auto which makes me feel a little better about it adjusting the voltages properly according to what ever I set the multiplier too.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    My voltage setting is also on 'Auto'. That's reassuring. However, something strange happened a little while ago. Everything was fine, the computer was not running any applications, it was only at the Desktop. My next-door neighbor asked me to come over to his boat to help him with something, and I wasn't gone any longer than 20-30 min's. When I returned to my boat, my display screen was all black. I booted the computer up and as soon as it got to where it should have said "Starting Windows...", it said instead "Shutting down Windows". I tried a couple of times, but finally powered everything down. I had to go somewhere. When I returned and booted it up again, it was working. Sounds to me like something overheated, and my system shut itself off. I know that my power supply will protect my system automatically when heating or over-voltages occur. I have no way of knowing what caused the issue. So, I de-tuned my OC'ing CPU Ratio back down to x16 (the Default setting), using BIOS to do it. It's now running at that setting.

    Question: When adjusting the CPU Ratio, is it advised to adjust the values so that they are multiples of "2" or "8"? For instance, just like RAM, in increments of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc.? I'm wondering if that's the better way to do it. What if I set it to "32" instead of "44"? Does it make a difference? -- I'm just curious, since I had a problem that I've never had before. I hope you aren't tired of helping me. I think I'm almost done -- again. heh heh.

    EDITED AFTER I REALIZED I FORGOT TO MENTION SOMETHING:
    Before I reset the setting to x16, my Tuner used to always toggle between 1600 and either 3200 or 3400 (I forgot exactly). Anyway, it no longer changes value from 1600. I loaded WoW again to see if running that game would cause a 'turbo mode' or something to kick in, for more processor speed... but, it never changed. That's something new. Do you have any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    Try not using the tuner, and use the BIOS. Doesn't matter if you use multiplier by 2, 3, or 5 or whatever. From your temp readings, I'd say you had an issue with the tuner utility after the computer went to sleep and tried to wake up. When you hit apply in the tuner, I have no idea if the tuner automatically sets the voltage, there is nothing about auto in the tuner. When you hit apply in the tuner, it over rides the bios, that is why it was previsouly recommended to use the BIOS and not the tuner to over clock. I'd say start at around 40 or 42 and see how she goes, from the BIOS, not the tuner. If everything is fine, go higher if you desire.

    Also, as I mentioned, I ran in to a problem with a certain BIOS version, 1.80, and overclocking with my GTX560ti. I went back to BIOS 1.3 (although 1.4 would have been ok), and have yet to have a single issue. This could have also been the case with yours. Might not be though, since you and I do not have the same board. However, I still say, don't use the tuner to OC.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    I won't use the ASRock Timing Utility because it appears to be just another error-prone, useless marketing hype to help sell their motherboards. If I do learn more about overclocking, I'll use the BIOS.

    BTW, I changed my BIOS CPU setting back to "33" (instead of the "16" I mentioned earlier). 33 is the default, and it works fine, now.

    I think that the fact that NOBODY from ASRock (itself) tried to help me, speaks very loudly about so-called 'customer support.' The rumor's I've heard about poor support may be true.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    I'd go ahead and put that 33 up to at least 40 and give it a go.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRRacer View Post
    I'd go ahead and put that 33 up to at least 40 and give it a go.
    I might try that later after our local temperatures drop somewhat. It's supposed to get hot here today, so the ambient temp may push my CPU & MB temps too high.

    Hey, CRRacer... got a question about the CPU-Z tool (CPUID). It is still showing the multiplier as 16, even though my BIOS is set at 33. Can you tell me why it doesn't match my BIOS setting?
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    Because your PC has the ability to idle down the clock to conserve power with the CPU. If you want to see what your max current CPU potential is, open CPUID and run WEI at the same time. You should see the multiplier fluctuate.

    In other words, even though CPUID shows it running at 16x, when it needs it, such as game playing, it goes back up automatically.
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    Default Re: Is there an easy way to OC incrementally and safely with the Extreme Tuning Utility?

    BTW, I really don't believe temps had anything to do with your earlier issue, I'm sure it was just the tuning utility getting messed up when your computer went to sleep.
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