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Computer over clocking

Understanding Overclocking?

I think I have been adjusting the wrong specs in the BIOS. I was having problems with stability, so I turned the CPU overvoltage option back to AUTO, now its running smooth again.

All of the guides tell you to adjust certain things, but the BIOS does not have any options labeled as such. Its kind of a crap shoot.

Latest test results below :

Test 8 @ 3.63Ghz stable 1 hour.

FSB = 220
X 16.5
coreV = 1.312v
VID = 1.3000v
idle = 23c
average (fan lo) = 33c
max = 49c

Test 9 @ 3.71Ghz crash after 3 minutes use.

FSB = 225
X 16.5
coreV = 1.3625v
VID = 1.3000v
NB Freq. = 2250.2MHz
idle = ?c
average (fan lo) = ?c
max = ?c

Test 10 @ 3.71Ghz 1 hour stable

FSB = 225
X 16.5
coreV = AUTO = 1.344v
VID = 1.3000v
NB Freq. = 2250.2MHz
idle = 26c
average (fan lo) = 49c
max = 52c

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Computer over clocking

More Over Clocking

I did some more over clock testing, slowly working my way up, here are the latest numbers :

Test 4 @ 3.56Ghz

FSB = 215
X 16.5
coreV = 1.264v
VID = 1.3000v
idle =
average (fan lo) = 45c
max = 47c

BFBC@ test run 1 hour not faults and 60fps

Test 5 @ 3.63Ghz

FSB = 225
X 16.5
coreV = 1.312v
VID = 1.3000v
idle = 20
average (fan lo) = 47c
max = 48c

BF3 beta tested for 2 weeks no problems

Test 6 @ 3.5Ghz

FSB = 215
X 16.5
coreV = 1.312v
VID = 1.3000v

Test 7 @ 3.79Ghz INSTANT CRASH, voltage?

FSB = 230
X 16.5
coreV = 1.312v
VID = 1.3000v

Test 8 @ 3.63Ghz stable 1 hour.

FSB = 220
X 16.5
coreV = 1.312v
VID = 1.3000v
idle = 23c
average (fan lo) = 33c
max = 49c

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BF3 Computer Games over clocking Preperation upgrades

GPU overclocking

Messing with my GPU settings in the new AMD Vision Engine Control Center. Bumped the clock up to 920 on the GPU and 1380 for memory. Seems to be stable after two nights of Testing on BFBC2.

Factory setting gave me a frame rate of about 55, now I am seeing a steady 60 FPS. Fraps does not seem to ever show more than 60, I imagine this is becuase its reporting the monitor sync rate.