how to OV?

January 3, 2011 at 03:49:20
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
hi guys

if i want to OV my system

how do i do that only by BIOS? or software? or combined?

or it depends on each hardware?

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January 3, 2011 at 05:41:20
I am assuming you mean overclocking for which the common abbreviation is OC. Before there can be any meaningful reply you would need to provide full system specifications, including type of system, CPU, video card, and power supply. Details are important. If this is a laptop or OEM computer it is best to forget the idea entirely. For most practical purposes these systems cannot be overclocked.

Overclocking is serious business and should not be attempted without full knowledge of what you are doing.

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January 3, 2011 at 07:59:04
OV? you mean "Over Volt"? That's a good way to fry your system. Why would you want to do that?

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January 3, 2011 at 09:15:55
sorry man i meant Overclocking + overvoltage or anything that can improve and gain performance

here my spec:

MOBO Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 (think its black edition)

RAM: 2GB 1333Mhz DDR3 Kingston (one stick)

Video: Onboard Ati Radeon HD 4200 (consuming system RAM ~500MB)

Sound:Onbaord Realkteck HD + Creative Sound card (both enabled)

(rest of prehiples on the board like : LAN , USB )

2 HD's : OS's HD : IDE drive ,... Stoarge: SATA drive

2 DVD Drives: IDE DVD ,... SATA DVD

PSU: its el cheapo chinse made IMO i barley find something on the net

so i opend the case and made sketch:

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January 3, 2011 at 11:20:34
U need more ram, IGP isn't for gaming if u want to gain fps u need a a gaming v-card.

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January 3, 2011 at 11:53:45
AMD chips are far better at handling extra voltage than Intel CPUs. I've overvolted a Tualeron to death, and the P4s and some C2Ds were known to lose stability and eventually stop working with too much voltage.

I'm far too lazy to download your board manual. Just look for an option called CPU/Processor (over)voltage or VCore. Don't bump it up too high; consider 1.5-1.55 a safe limit for the X4 955. An overvolted CPU generates significantly more heat than even an overclocked CPU running at its normal voltage, so watch your temperatures under load.

And get a better power supply before you start.

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January 3, 2011 at 14:32:46
hi man you dont need thedownload manual i uploaded all images using softwares..

needed more pics?/ info?

do you see something wrong? unormal ?? in tha pics?

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January 3, 2011 at 16:30:41
Clicking on all those links is as bad as having to download & read the manual. If you have a Black Edition CPU, all you need to do is increase the multiplier & CPU voltage. If you have the standard/non-black edition, you need to adjust the CPU reference clock, CPU multiplier, memory settings, voltages, PCI / PCI-e bus, HyperTransport bus, Spread Spectrum, etc, etc. Obviously it's important to know whether your CPU is the BE or not.

As kuwese stated, you could use more RAM & I notice you only have one stick so you're limited to single channel mode. And if you're doing this for better gaming, it's not gonna help much as long as you're still using the onboard HD 4200.

"PSU: its el cheapo chinse made"

Yes it is! Invest in a decent name brand PSU as soon as you can or you're going to find yourself replacing a whole lot more!

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January 3, 2011 at 16:56:14
ok man

i think its non "black edition" as i didnt see its mentioned in the hardware details..

but as far as i know 955 is black edition

how do i over clock by bios only or with software/??

i will add more ram

psu i also planning to upgarde

but now is it enough for overclocking?

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January 3, 2011 at 17:26:17
You have to know for sure if your CPU is the Black Edition or not. I just explained (though not in full detail) how to overclock. The whole idea behind the BE CPU is that the CPU multiplier is fully unlocked, so to overclock, all you need to do is increase the multiplier setting. No other settings need to be touched except for possibly the CPU voltage. If you have a standard CPU, there are numerous BIOS settings that need to be changed & you have to know what you're doing. BTW, overclocking should be done thru the BIOS, not thru software.

Until you tell us exactly which CPU you have, it's pointless to tell you how to try to overclock. And until you get a decent power supply, you risk frying the entire system by attempting to overclock it.

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January 4, 2011 at 05:13:16

i assume you know about this stuff of black edition and thing

so based on the details i gave can you detrmaine?

i googled about and the only II x4 955 there is ..
is only black edition as far as i know

but the weird thing is that i looked at pictures which token from cpu-z mentioning that the are black edition ..

this is mine:

this is BE :

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