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Pyrothrillah 04-07-2009 04:54 PM

Overclocking the 940 X4
What program should I use to do this? I'm new to OCing so any information would be useful. I just want to know where the safe temps are and how to go about the whole process.

Also, I would like some tips on OCing my DDR2 RAM 8400 4G G Skill and Radeon 4850.


hikaricloud 04-07-2009 05:02 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
First off, what motherboard are you using?

It's better to OC from the BIOS than using any program.

Pyrothrillah 04-07-2009 05:06 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
I tried the BIOS and went to 3.5 and the temp never moved, I don't understand. I have the Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P

hikaricloud 04-07-2009 05:08 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
The temp never moved? Did you stress test it? Use prime95 for stress testing.

Pyrothrillah 04-07-2009 05:35 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
Downloading 3D Mark ATM, I will get that program and stress it. Would 3.5 be safe to OC with Stock Cooler?

hikaricloud 04-07-2009 05:38 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
Dunno, it all depends on your airflow with the case, and the environment you are in. My 720 was ok at 3.5, but I have decent airflow, and my room is a little chilly.

Pyrothrillah 04-07-2009 05:41 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
My case temp is at 40 C. Stock Cpu at 38 c in Bios. You have to run the stress test for 24 hours to really prove anything right?

hikaricloud 04-07-2009 05:44 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
Not really. Honestly, running it for a couple hours will be ok, and you will hit your max temps within the first 15 minutes or so. I mainly use prime to find my highest temps, and when I find something that's alright, I fully test the stability.

Pyrothrillah 04-07-2009 05:57 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
How hot is too hot for this thing? I'm going to restart, change the 3.5 and run stress on it a little bit and see what happens.

hikaricloud 04-07-2009 05:59 PM

Re: Overclocking the 940 X4
Personally, I say anything over 55c is too hot at full load, but it depends. I fold all the time, so anything higher than 55c is going to take a nasty toll on my equipment. If it gets over 60, I would think twice about it being your 24/7 clock.

I do recommend getting an aftermarket HSF, by the way.

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