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Ok,Im getting ready to overclock my system here pretty soon,but since this is my first time I need some help on what software I should use to do so.Im running a e8400 on a asus p5e deluxe mobo, I realize this mobo has its own features to use to do o.cing just want to know if I should use that or something else if there is any other info I need to provide to help gather info on what software I should use please let me know and I will do so,any help would be appreciated thanks.
 

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use the ASUS tools.
ok cool what about temps should I go by the bios or should I use something like coretemp also I was wondering if theres a software to increase fan speeds my falman is running at 2500 rpms but Im thinking I may be able to get more out of it,I dont mind a lil more noise its actually very quiet right now I also wanted to increase fan speeds on the chassis fans as well but not to sure if I can do that considering its not hooked up to the mobo instead its directly connected to the psu.Also another thought I had lil off topic but I was jw is I got a sapphire vapor-x 1 gb 256-bit gpu I got the fan speed cranked to 100% that dropped it from 62 c to 51 is this gpu really supposed to run this hot when idle??
 

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I'm not too familiar with Intel Bios, but overclocking have best result with Bios IMO.

I'm not a pro but here's Some softwares you might need :
- Core Temp or Real Temp, for monitoring temp
- Wprime, for quick testing the stability of your OC
- Linpack or OCCT, this is to test your max temp and stability of your OC, run it a few hours
you also may want to look at other component temp, in that case Hwmonitor is good.

If you use AMD it is simple, AOD have almost everything to facilitate OC'ing. xD
 

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Overclock using the the BIOS.
Overclocking apps have no regard for saftey levels of voltages and as such can easily fry your entire system.

Also yes ATi cards maintain a fairly high running temperature.
 

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True but in the BIOS you control the voltage...in overclocking software the voltage just gets raised to achieve whatever you wanted regardless of voltage savety levels.
 

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Depends.

Asus's software have those nifty performance profiles.....
 

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Yes they do...but they still don't care too much for voltage or anything else...remember I have an ASUS board myself along with the ASUS AI suite...
 

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ok, sounds good yeah I was hoping everyone would say use the asus tools first off it makes it eaiser in many ways I dont have to look for the software and I thought the same thing about the fact its probable safer using the tools,and Ill be looking into those programs for monitoring the temp thank you guys Ill keep posting as I go along.

one thing I did want to ask should I worry about the fan speeds right now I would say they are just running at norm speed nothing high and the cpu fan which is a falman runs between 2500 rpms and 2600 rpms and the sys temp as is at idle is about 38c,thanks I know some stuff is off topic but I didnt see the purpose in posting again in another thread.
 

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the thing is you need to stress test, idle temps mean nothing...download and run OCCT and then check how hot your system gets....


And also I said NOT to use the ASUS tools because they ARE NOT SAFER...Squall is hardly everyone...I said NOT TO USE THE ASUS TOOLS BUT USE THE BIOS INSTEAD.

If you don't want to actually LEARN how to overclock propperly from the BIOS then forget about it cuz you will just be frying you system.

Also it's a Zalman, not a falman, there's no such thing (plus just giving us the manufacturer name means very little as Zalman make about 20 different CPU coolers)...please actually try and spell the name of things correctly otherwise we will have no clue what you're talking about. You can't be vague when it comes to computers, you have to be very very specific or you will just end up with a huge mess.

As it is I recommend you forget about actually performing an overclock and first spend a lot more time reading up on the subject so you can learn how to propperly do it, what the safety limits are etc....it's something which can ruin you system and as such it's not something any old idiot that happens to have a PC should do. (note this was a general statement and not a flame)
 

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ASUS tools are no more dangerous then any overclocking tools, bios included. Like with any overclocking do it in 10-100Mhz increments.
 

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Except you have no control over the voltage as I said...sure you can monitor it...but you can't control it
 

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lolwut?

Precision Tweaker 2
Super-fine Adjustments to Help Create a Brand New O.C Record!
Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration.
 

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...you know Squall not all Features mentioned on the ASUS website pertain to software in the OS...some are also BIOS features or even just extra plugs and sockets on the board...take for instance the ASUS Q-Connector, it's an extra adapter allowing you to plug all your front-panel items into the extra adapter then attaching that to the front panel ports instead of individually having to add or remove all front panel cables...it's rather useless but it's meantioned as a feature, despite not being software.

The ASUS AI Suite with built in ASUS AI Booster are what you get for overclocking in windows...and it merely allows you to adjust CPU Frequency (FSB), CPU Ratio (the modifier), DRAM Voltage and DRAM Frequency and lastly PCIE Frequency, but no vCore or any other voltages that really matter...it does show the current vCore voltage though (which can seem missleading whilst Speedstep is still active).

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Precision Tweaker 2 is merely what ASUS calls it's BIOS overclocking features.
 

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And you must have missed that it's only on some i7 and AM3 boards? He's got an E8400 with a P5E which means LGA775 which means no TurboV.
 

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No, it works on Core 2 boards as well.

guess you missed the

CPUCore 2 Duo E8500 @ 4.16GHz
MotherboardASUS P5Q Turbo

in his signature.
 

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the thing is you need to stress test, idle temps mean nothing...download and run OCCT and then check how hot your system gets....


And also I said NOT to use the ASUS tools because they ARE NOT SAFER...Squall is hardly everyone...I said NOT TO USE THE ASUS TOOLS BUT USE THE BIOS INSTEAD.

If you don't want to actually LEARN how to overclock propperly from the BIOS then forget about it cuz you will just be frying you system.

Also it's a Zalman, not a falman, there's no such thing (plus just giving us the manufacturer name means very little as Zalman make about 20 different CPU coolers)...please actually try and spell the name of things correctly otherwise we will have no clue what you're talking about. You can't be vague when it comes to computers, you have to be very very specific or you will just end up with a huge mess.

As it is I recommend you forget about actually performing an overclock and first spend a lot more time reading up on the subject so you can learn how to propperly do it, what the safety limits are etc....it's something which can ruin you system and as such it's not something any old idiot that happens to have a PC should do. (note this was a general statement and not a flame)
nah my bad I didnt read it correctly thats my fault,and as far as the zalman that was a typo sorry,I have been reading up on it recently but its alot to learn all at once, believe me I more cautious then you think about this I cant afford to screw anything up this is why I came here to find more info. Basically Im making sure my cooling is prepared for overclocking and stress testing that is going to come along with it,thats why I asked.

As far as the zalman its a cnps9500a Led the reason I asked about it is because to me compared to other coolers it seems to run at a lower rpm but Im pretty sure this is due to the fact they wanted to make it so it wasnt so much noise,me? I dont mind a bit of a noise it doesnt bother me that is why if I can get more performance out it Id like to.

As far as overclocking through the bios or the tools I read what you said wrong I am sorry lol dont think I have no knowledge just because I read something wrong please it happens,I might not have alot of knowledge about o.cing yet but Im confident Im beyond a "old idiot" considering Im 22 and Ive been doing my cpu's since I was 9,but anyways it would help if someone could provide a link to a well written tutorial of ocing or something of the sort thanks and sorry for the typo and seemingly noobish question.

Another thing I dont get wtf is the point of having all these tools if they dont work or are just a temp?? that seems pretty pointless to me in that case why add it to the mobo software??
 
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