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    hey guys,
    i just built a new comp.
    thermaltake spedo case
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    4 gb ddr2 800

    questions:

    im using control catalyst center to oc the gpu and work the gpu fan.

    how do i oc the cpu and ram?

    i have never done this before and would like an easy to follow guide for dummies if there is one. haha

    what is a good program to use for this?

    i want to maximize my performance basically.

    any tips very much appreciated. thank you!

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    What video card are you using?

    if u want to overclock with Catalyst ... make sure u download the latest version 8.11 it comes with Fan control

    To overclock using Catalyst open Catalyst click on Overdrive on the left hand Pane then select "Overdrive"
    When its opened you should see that its all "Grayed Out" you will need to Click on the Pad Lock Icon to unlock Overdrive...

    Alternatively You can also use Rivatuner to control your fan Speed at Various Temperatures...Rivatuner also has the capability to overclock your GPU with different Overclock Profiles...
    http://www.vaguetech.com/index.php?pageid=rt207

    You really need to watch those GPU temps when u overclock
    Pls do at your own Risk...
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    This question have been asked numberous times and we should have at least make this post Overclocking core 2 duo - Basic startup guide as a sticky (I just made it).

    Please read the above sticky thread and post back any question that you might have.

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    sorry. im using an eah 4850

    during gaming, it still isnt a big increase in performance over the dell i had before. i just figured i was doing something wrong.

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    what's your current rig specs and previous?

    If you have your sys specs listed on the left column then make it easiers for us to answer your question quickly and we don't have to keep asking about your hardware details.

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    i jhave them saved. how do i put them on the left side. as of now, they arent showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    This question have been asked numberous times and we should have at least make this post Overclocking core 2 duo - Basic startup guide as a sticky (I just made it).

    Please read the above sticky thread and post back any question that you might have.

    thats a nice guide he made here. quite informative for the beginner overclocker.
    and Damn Proud of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srice425 View Post
    sorry. im using an eah 4850

    during gaming, it still isnt a big increase in performance over the dell i had before. i just figured i was doing something wrong.

    /bump.

    also 1 more, is directx 10 installed auto when i install vista 64bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srice425 View Post
    i jhave them saved. how do i put them on the left side. as of now, they arent showing.
    go to userCP (control panel) and put in your specs then click save

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    ok i got em put up.

    should i be trying to oc the cpu with just the stock intel fan that came with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by srice425 View Post
    /bump.

    also 1 more, is directx 10 installed auto when i install vista 64bit?
    yep with vista, dx10 is automaticly with it, but you would want to update it to the newest version of it by doing a google search of it.
    and Damn Proud of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srice425 View Post
    ok i got em put up.

    should i be trying to oc the cpu with just the stock intel fan that came with it?
    yes you can but very limited, keep an eye on the temps.

    Now back to your original question, that you don't feel your new rig any better than the old one.
    Can you list the old rig specs, including monitor and resolution that you're playing games at?

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    well, it was a basic dell e520 with my 4850 in it and the cpu was pent d 2.8ghz. 4gb ram with win xp.

    this new rig runs my games better but i have not been able to oc anything except the gpu so far bc i dont know how.

    i dl'ed fraps to check my fps and in warhammer and cod4 my fps has increased by 20 or so avg. so a good bit of performance. i just thought that i would get a little more.

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    your cpu is capable to OCing up to 4ghz or beyond but you do need a good cooler, at least air cooler. 900+mhz for ram or 1000+mhz if you're good at overclocking it.

    So read the basic overclocking guide for beginers, that's the starting point for your overclocking venture. If you have any problem with the overclocking just post the question and we will try to help.

    If you're seeking for the exact Oced settings for your hardware then the chances are very slim. Because not many members have the same hardware to each other. You have to try it from trail and error with patient, this is a time consuming for the beginner.

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    ok. ill try out the guide. thank you for your help. im assuming the guide tells you where to go to oc the cpu and ram? is there a program i need to monitor the temp of each?

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    to monitor cpu temps: coretemp, realtemp, everest (popular pros) don't your main board come with any monitor program?

    You can use CPU-Z for checking Mem timing. You can find all the above programs listing links in the Maximus Formula Club link under my signature.


    Quick summary about overclocking:
    1. leave everything on auto at first and just increase the FSB within 5 increments at the time, boot into windows.
    2. repeating step 1 until you can't into windows any more then back down the FSB few notches.
    3. use PRIME95 to test the stability, check the temps (load/idle)
    4. if you want to go beyond this point you need to increase the CPU voltage or ram voltage.
    I advise you don't try step 4 until you stablized your rig at step 3 first and report your temps, we'll tell you that you should push it any further or upgrade your cooler first before you event try to attempt the next step.

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