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#1 kkru3g3r60

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:08 PM

So i built my first PC almost a year ago, and have been interested in trying overclocking but have pretty much been afraid to try it for fear of breaking something. ive tried looking for other builds like mine and have been unlucky, then i found this site and i figure i might as well ask. so here is my build:

 

Asus sabertooth X58 LGA 1366

MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon 5770 1GB

Intel core i7-960 bloomfield 3.2 GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad core

12GB Gskill RAM

750Watt Corsair power supply

Corsair H100 Hydro Series water cooler

Windows 7 64-bit

Antec twelve hundred V3 gaming case

 

so i have MSI afterburner and another program called speedfan, dont know if i need it or not. what id like help with is where do i start? what programs do i need? do i overclock in BIOS or use the MSI afterburner? should i bother overclocking? and anything else you think i might need to know. Thanks to anyone ahead of time who can help :)



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:20 AM

Which component do you want to overclock?? Processor? GPU?

Mention that please.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:32 AM

welcome to OCC!

 

If you could say what you are trying to overclock we can be more helpful.


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