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Old 25-10-10, 03:03 PM
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Is there any software you'd recommend to OC with rather than fiddling with your bios?

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Old 25-10-10, 03:06 PM
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Simple answer...no. For slight overclocks the software can be OK, but you might as well just use Turbo mode then. Use the BIOS if you want to get the best performance and stability settings.
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Old 25-10-10, 03:30 PM
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Simple answer...no. For slight overclocks the software can be OK, but you might as well just use Turbo mode then. Use the BIOS if you want to get the best performance and stability settings.
Ill follow that with - NEVER. Its for lazy people that cba. Youll get better results with lower volts (and because of it heat) by doing it manually and youll also get to know your rigs quirks the more time you spend playing.
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I will add another no to that list.

Unless your using ROG connect, It's kinda different tho.

I have tried to use the OCing software for quick tweaks on the CPU but it always crashes so easy.

You can achieve so much more threw bios.

As hmmblah said software OCing is just as good as Turbo mode, you won't go much beyond that.
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Old 25-10-10, 07:34 PM
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Nop never advise anyone to play with software over-clocking unless your going for world records, its too buggy most of the time.

Saying that asus rog connect like on the x48 rampage 2 and x58 rampage 3 works quite well but its still bios based not software running in an os.
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Old 25-10-10, 10:13 PM
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Old 26-10-10, 06:55 AM
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Bios, software in most cases will overvolt it, and when I tried software once I kept getting crashes until I resetted the CMOS and did it in the bios.
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Old 26-10-10, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the unanimous response. Looking to give a go at OC'ing my system this weekend, so its nice to know not to bother with any software.

Anyone have a good newbie guide to OCing a i7?
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Old 26-10-10, 12:15 PM
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What platform are you working with? Post your system specs.
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Old 26-10-10, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the unanimous response. Looking to give a go at OC'ing my system this weekend, so its nice to know not to bother with any software.

Anyone have a good newbie guide to OCing a i7?
Ooo there are loads but at the end you are the one finding out what where how,

but as mentioned what socket mate ?

BIOS all the way BTW....

al tho i sometimes get a little extra overclock (Mhz) by using windows software...
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