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    Hi,

    Well, I just built a new system and have been reading the manual that came with my MSI 870-G45 MB on how to overclock. I don't have a clue on where to start. It talks about OC stepping...there is something called OC Genie Lite...hmmmm. I thought that there was a dial on the MB to turn up for OC but maybe not. Would somebody mind looking at my specs and get me started in the right direction?

    Look forward to the forum,

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    Welcome to the forum and I'm sure someone will jump in shortly to help. In the meantime there is a ton of information here so look around in the OC section.

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    Thanks Bob! I will do that.

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    Hi Case1 Welcome to Pure OC

    I hope you enjoy your stay here, as far as overclocking AMD chips, my AMD reviewer Logan should be along sometime today to give you a hand. I'll shoot him a fast email and tell him we have a new memeber that needs some overclocking help.

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    Welcome to PureOC Case1.

    Like Bob said, someone with expertise will come along to help, but in the meantime there is a ton of info here that will probably answer you questions.

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    Welcome to PureOC Case1!

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    Wow, thanks y'all! There is so much info... is there a way to narrow it down to say OC AMD chips or something to that affect?

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    go into your bios and look for something similar to "cpu bus frequency" and a number will be across from it, raise the number (only a little for now, 5-10 ) and save it, then your computer is overclocked, not by much but you get the point


    PS: i saw you have an SSD and it would be beneficial for you to look this thread over

    ------>Performance Improvements and Cautions for your SSD!

    your bios should look like this
    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post



    where it says adjust CPU FSB Frequency (fsb) increase it from your stock value a little
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    What?

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    Hey bud, welcome to Pure OC!

    For starters, download HWMonitor, CPU-Z and IntelBurnTest. HWMonitor has temperature readouts for the CPU. In general, the hotter it gets, the more unstable it is likely to be. If it gets too hot, you can damage it. It will almost always crash from instability before that happens, so don't worry about that. You are on the stock cooler, which limits things a bit. CPU-Z displays a ton of info about your CPU, for now, it'd be helpful if you could open that and give us the code with the format C2 or C3. It'll be in the stepping/revision boxes.

    IntelBurnTest, simply put, is the biggest and baddest stress tester available.

    How far were you interested in overclocking? Is getting a new heatsink an option?

    Now, for the actual overclocking, you need to disable Cool N Quiet and C1E. They're power saving features that can get in the way while OCing.

    For starters, try setting your vCore, CPU Voltage, to 1.325, which is stock, and put your HS Bus speed back to 200. Your chip is a Black Edition, which means that your multipliers are upward-unlocked. You can OC without the HT bus.

    Now that it's set right at stock, up the CPU's multiplier to 17.5, which will take it to 3.5GHz. We're going to see what we can do with your CPU at its stock voltage. Leave all other parts at stock. From there, boot into Windows, and check CPU-Z for the frequency. It should read 3.5GHz. If it reads 800MHz, then you left Cool N Quiet on.

    From here, start up Hardware Monitor and IntelBurnTest. I'm not sure how well core sensors in that chip work, but you may not be able to use the core temperatures, you may need to just go by the CPU temperature, which may or may not be labeled. Once you've figured out which is the CPU temperature, set IntelBurnTest to Very High stress and let it do 10 passes. If it makes it through stably, then restart, go into BIOS and knock the CPU multiplier up by .5 to 18. Repeat this process.

    Once it gets unstable, go back to the highest frequency that passed IntelBurnTest and run 20 passes to make sure it's stable.

    What if it fails at 3.5GHz? Try 3.4GHz, and so on. It ought to be stable at 3.5GHz, though. Mind your temperatures, and stop the test if the CPU hits 70C. Log your temps too so we have an idea of headroom - just to see how much further we can get.

    So, that's just overclocking the CPU via the multiplier on stock voltage. Lots of wordage, but it's simple.

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    If you'd like, you can start HWMonitor, then run a single pass of IntelBurnTest and give us a screenshot and we can tell you which temperature to follow in HWMonitor.

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    Hey Logan,

    Which tab under CPU-Z do I find this in? "it'd be helpful if you could open that and give us the code with the format C2 or C3. It'll be in the stepping/revision boxes." Not seeing that. Yes I am going to get a new heatsink probably after Christmas but for now just have the stock. Interested in OCing as much as I can with stock heat sink and be stable. Not sure if I know how to post a screen shot but let's see if this works. http://www.qfpost.com/download.do?ge...1072010b9df239

    Thanks so much,

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    Neither of those has CPUZ. In CPUZ, it'll be in the main tab. In any case, it won't matter until you get a new heatsink. It looks like the core temp readings are spot on. Nice.

    GL bud

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    So no OCing till I get a new heatsink? Cool. Do you have any recommendations on a good one for my machine?

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    Several heatsinks are great for AMD since they don't put out as much heat as an overclocked Core i7, for example. Just depends on your preference for noise, aesthetics, and cost. Give us a bit more info and I'm sure we can give a few options.

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