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How To Overclock A Intel Quad Core 2.33Ghz Q8200 And Nvidea 9800Gt 1Gb

Discussion in 'Overclocking / Modding' started by bloby22, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. bloby22

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    I want to oc my cpu i know how to change the multiplier thing in bios to up it in ghz but is there more to it than that.
    Im getting liquid cooling soon for cpu so heat will not be an issue.
    And also ocing a nvidea 9800gt 1gb gc how do i do that safely it sits around 42 degres celcious while not gaming.
     
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    Its not as simple as changing the multiplier when you want to OC.
    Most overclocks rely on 3 things the CPU, the MOBO and the RAM, and they do have to be 'matched' to a degree.
    List what RAM and MOBO you have and we can go from there.

    Dont waste your money on watercooling when you only get a marginal increase, I have mine watercooled as its on 24/7 along side my server.
    GPUs cannot be overcloked anywhere near as far as CPU's and they do have some issues when overclocked too so I would leave the GPU well alone
     
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    MOBO-Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR (Rev A3)
    RAM-4GB Corsair DDR3 (2 X 2GB) xms3 1333mhz

    I want to get 2 fans and i want them relaivley good, one that gets me oc'ed to 3.0- 3.5 if possible and i dont know where to put the other one.
    can i put it so is sorta cools everything or should i put it on a specific thing like my mobo or graphix card where should i put the 2nd?
     
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    Whats the case again?

    You need a constant good flow of air that can also be extracted easily, the best way to get this is cool air gets blown in from the front of the case by 1 or 2 fans and then it is exhausted at the back near the MOBO and a top exhaust if there is one like most Antec cases have.
    The problems with ones that cool the GPU specifically is that they just blow or extract cold air from the side and this can mess the whole 'flow' up.

    Also that board can support 2200+ RAM is there a reason you bought 1333?
     
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    Its thermaltake armour +mx ]
    honestly i just asked the guy at the counter for good ram and this is what he gave me i duno wat the htz is for or wat 2200+ RAM is either wat is it?
     
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    MHZ is the speed at which the RAM operates at. The faster, the better generally. So each motherboard can support a certain speed of RAM.
    Your board, as Dalo says, can support RAM with speeds of up to 2200+MHz, and your RAM is running at 1333MHZ.
    You are not losing performance, it just means you could, if you wanted to, upgrade your RAM later to something quicker.
     
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    Im looking to get 2 titan fenrirs (fan) but its a cpu fan and il use one for cpu and where should put the other can i put a cpu cooler on things other than cpu's
     
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    Hi,

    No you cant do that CPU fans have Heatsinks attached to them, meaning they cannot be connected to anything other than the CPU, you only need one of them and if you do want additional fans depending on the sizes that the case allows (most add in fans are 12") I recommend http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/main.php?cPath=3
    If you are planning to change the CPU fan you also need to install thermal paste, I am guessing that you have never done this so before you do come and ask here first as its very easy to get wrong and can cause the PC not to function properly due to heat issues.
     
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    What is thermal paste and why do i need it?
    Can the 12cm fit in my case and where should i put it?
    And they are so cheap on the site why is that? and the cpu coolers are so much more expensive?
     
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    1. Thermal paste is spread between the CPU cooler and the CPU. It helps to transfer the heat made by the CPU into the heatsink, then the attached fan cools down the heatsink. Without thermal paste, your CPU would fry in mere seconds of turning the system on. Each time your remove or replace the CPU cooler you need to clean off the old thermal paste and reapply a fresh layer.

    Wikipedia - Thermal Paste

    2. Looking at reviews and specs of your case, you do not have any options to install any extra case fans. It should have come with 3 preinstalled;

    - Front (intake) :
    120 x 120 x 25 mm blue LED fan, 1300rpm, 17dBA
    - Rear (exhaust) :
    120 x 120 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1300rpm, 17dBA
    - Side (intake) :
    230 x 230 x 20 mm blue LED fan, 800rpm, 15dBA, 0.38A, 12v

    3. CPU coolers are more expensive because they are more complicated than just a fan. They come with attached heatsinks, they need a plate to attach to the CPU and they are normally held in place by 4 spring bolts instead of just being screwed onto the case. Also, general fans tend to be quite cheap because that is all they are, basic fans. There's nothing special about them unless you start looking at the silent performing ones, or large ones.


    Hope this helps answer your questions.
     
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    Yes it helped very much thankue.
    Obviously with 3 fans that would be enough for cooling or are they crapy and i would need to remove one of them and put in a better one?
    Does the thermal paste come with CPU fan cooler or do i have to buy it seperatly?
    Im going to get someone at the computer shop i got this computer from to put in the thermal paste though.
     
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    3 fans would be more than enough to cool your PC if the airflow is good. In some reviews they say the stock fans are noisy, so if you think that is a problem, you can replace them with more silent fans, but unless it's a huge problem, I wouldn't bother.

    Thermal paste sometimes comes with the CPU fan, but only with certain makes. It will state if it comes with it and if it does, it is generally preapplied so you just have to put the new cooler onto the CPU and not mess around with spreading it. But as far as I know only Arctic cooling CPU coolers come with paste preapplied. I think some others do but I don't know of them. In any case it's good to buy some thermal paste anyway incase of future problems, such as if you ever need to take off the cooler, you will have some at hand to reapply.

    I believe Arctic silver 5 to be known as one of the best thermal pastes around at the moment, I'm sure others will also have their own views and thoughts.

    Getting someone at the shop to replace your CPU cooler is a good idea. That way if anything goes wrong it's on them. Not saying it will, it just covers your back :)
     
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    So how would i go about over clocking it, i know its not as simple to just change the multiplier, theres more to it, to do it propley.
    What else do i need to do?
     
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    Well the major changes would be to your system as in changing from the stock cooler etc.

    Dalo will be able to advise you on what else is needed doing to your system software-wise as he is the master at OC'ing at the moment.
     
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    At the moment? are you expecting that to change? lol
     
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    We just don't know what hidden talents other people may be hiding up their sleeve :p
     
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    Hi,

    Between Thermaltake and the Titan Fenrir there is no opinion the Titan will outperform the duo orb in every test.
    The Fenrir has won some major industry awards as of late and I have installed a few myself ;)
    Go with the Fenrir they are around £30 in the UK and even beat the reknowned AC Freezer 7 Pro :)
    with that cooler depending on how far you wanted to push the CPU it will do 3GHz per core easily, 3.5GHz would be the very most I would push it on air.
     
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    LOL - anyone can OC you just need an understanding of the BIOS, the components being used and some simple Maths skills.
     

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