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    Question Hi, total newbie to overclock needs some help.

    Hi,

    I am totally new to over clocking, I know what it is but have never been able to figure out how to do it.

    I'm hoping someone can help me make my pc run faster. :)

    What I have is an Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit pc.

    The motherboard is a "Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6" with 4 gigabytes of memory

    The cpu chip is an intel Q8400 2.66 core quad chip

    I just had a monster cooling fan put in, it's a Zalman CNPS9500AT and was highly recommended as "good stuff"

    The memory sticks are " G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1200 (PC2 9600) Desktop Memory Model F2-9600CL6D-4GBRH "


    I can go into the bios screen and change something and make it run at 3ghz but it still seems slow.
    I can get it to run at 3.2ghz for about 5 minutes but it always locks up soon.

    I see there are a zillion settings in the the bios screen about making it run faster but I do not at all understand what any of those things mean and am afraid to experiment with them because I was warned I could ruin the whole thing if I set something wrong.

    I have seen lots of times people say they overclock their pc's all the time to run faster but they are all different, every one so I just don't know what to do.

    Can anyone please help me make mine run faster? I thought this was supposed to be like 4 computers in one but it's just sooooo slow.


    Thank you! :)

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    Default Re: Hi, total newbie to overclock needs some help.

    You can run 3.2-3.4 with that cooler easy I think.

    Give me your full current settings in a template from my signature and I will advise back. You will still need to tinker a bit though to find stability, but I can get you going in the right direction.

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    Default Re: Hi, total newbie to overclock needs some help.

    Also get a Linux version of Prime95 for stress/performance testing.
    Is there any utility that can show core tempratures for Linux?

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    Default Re: Hi, total newbie to overclock needs some help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chike View Post
    Also get a Linux version of Prime95 for stress/performance testing.
    Is there any utility that can show core tempratures for Linux?
    Installing packages lm-sensors and sensors-applet will allow one to see core temps and voltages etc. There is also linpack for Linux.

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