I see lots of comments about overclocking, but I have no come across a link to a primer or basic how to. I saw the comments on the quality of some i7's; I don't appear to be in the danger zone (manuactured March 2010). But I need to get educated on how to monitor, assess whether overclocing is working, etc.
My comment when building this system was that my PC had developed problems, and I had to build without enough money. I had hoped this system was sufficien to add RAM and an upgrade path to hardware MPE.
Any links or suggestions for basic overclocking on this system? I don't feel a need to push it, just to stretch a bit.
(My obvious number 1 need is more RAM, but that will have to wait.)
(My ppbm5 results did not post, but I need to redo them with the few tweaks I have in place. They look in the lowest quartile, which is probably about right for stock i7 with 7G ram.)
|Mainboard||ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard|
|CPU||i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601930|
|Case||AZZA Solano 1000 ATX Full Tower Case|
|Power Supply||CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply|
|Graphics||EVGA GeForce 9400 GT 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card|
|RAM||G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI|
|System Drive||WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s|
|Media Drives||WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s (3 @ $87.99 ea)|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM|
That's it! Thanks.
yes that post listed is a very good guide.
over clocking your ram will help alot with your ram problem because you only have 6 gb ram overclocking your cpu will not do much for programs that use alot of ram like AE and PP.
but it will make cpu intencive tasks go much faster like rendering 3d and such.
adding a fan to your system and making sure its in a ventalated area will help you get better performance also and pervent overheating on hot summer days.