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Thread: Noob to Overclocking - New System

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2014

    Default Noob to Overclocking - New System

    I just got a new system, have never overclocked, and am wondering if I should. I play quite a few of the latest and greatest games.

    Any simple tips for a noob overclocker? Guides? Do's/Don'ts?
    Thanks in advance.

    Motherboard - ASRock X99 Extreme4
    Processor - Intel Core i7 5820K Processor (6x 3.30GHz/15MB L3 Cache)
    Processor Cooling - Corsair Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Cooling System - ARC Dual Silent High Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
    Power Supply - 750 Watt - Corsair CX750M - 80 PLUS Bronze
    Memory 16 GB - G.Skill 4GB (DDR4-2133) x4
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - 4GB
    Primary Hard Drive 128 GB ADATA SP900 SSD - Read: 550MB/s Write: 520MB/s
    Data Hard Drive 2 TB HARD DRIVE - 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s
    Case Apex EL 660 Gaming Case
    Windows 8.1

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Default Re: Noob to Overclocking - New System

    If you need more fps in your favourite game, then yes, you should overclock.
    I have 1 tip.
    1. Overclock CPU in bios/uefi, never in some windows app.

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