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  1. Hey all, As the title says, I have a i7 2600K that I would like a little more power from. Can anyone give me a starting point and some good guides? I tried to just set the bios to "extreme" and let it do its thing, but that didn't work out well. After 10-30 minutes, it would just crash. I've overclocked before, back when I had an EVGA nForce 780i motherboard and chip, but obviously that was quite awhile ago, plus the bios is much different now. I appreciate your help! All my rig information is in my sig at the bottom.
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    Need help overclocking a i7 2600K

    Thank you! I have one question though. What is the ideal CPU volts for a 24/7 OC? Something that would be "safe" (I know that is a relative term in the OC world). Oh, and a general rule of thumb temperature to stay under for this chip?
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    Need help overclocking a i7 2600K

    Alright, I have a stable 4.0GHz oc @ 1.28v (haven't tried lowering the volts down yet) now with my RAM at 8-8-8-24 1.5v 1600MHz in the XMP profile. The CPU doesn't get above 60C under full load. I ran Prime95 for 90 minutes using the blend test with no errors.
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    Need help overclocking a i7 2600K

    Okay...I'm having serious problems. I'm following the guide step by step and I can't get Windows 10 to load after I make any changes to the BIOS. My SDD's are in RAID 0 and I made sure it was set to that before I exited the BIOS. I set the multiplier, CPU voltage, DRAM timings and voltage at the recommended starting points. My target speed was 4.5GHz and the timings for my RAM are: 8-8-8-24 1.5v. I also set the CPU volts to 1.26v for the clock speed. I left the frequency at 100 and made sure to disable the PLL overvoltage. Memory frequency was set to AUTO. After I'm done in the BIOS, I exit and save. When the computer goes to load windows it stops and restarts. It then boots up again and then goes and starts the "preparing automatic repair" it then does this and restarts again. It continues this over and over and over without ever correcting the issue or finishing loading Windows. I eventually have to load the optimized defaults in the BIOS and restart it to fix the issue. I have no idea what is causing this or what to do. Help!
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    Need help overclocking a i7 2600K

    Awesome! Thank you!
  6. Hey all, I built my current rig a few years ago and its been great. I haven't really had any issues with it so far. I've been considering upgrading the SSD and GPU to try and extend the life of the build. I'm just here to ask if it's worth upgrading a few parts and keeping the system, or if it's not cost effective/will bottleneck me and I should start from scratch again. Current specs: CPU: Core i-7 2600K MB: P67 Asus Sabertooth RAM: 16GB G. Skill DDR3 1600 GPU: EVGA GTX 570 HDD 1: OCZ Vertex 3 60GB HDD 2: WD VelociRaptor 600GB PSU: Corsair 850TX CASE: HAF X CPU Cooler: H70
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    Completely new build, or just upgrade?

    Alright, I decided to buy two GTX 970 windforces off a guy for $500 including the sli bridge. It sounds like a good deal considering the 970's go for over $300 new. Anyways, I have two questions: 1) Will my Corsair TX850w power supply I have had from like 2010 be okay to run the cards? I'm not sure how much efficiency/wattage the power supply loses over time. I want to say it was bronze rated? 2) My Asus Sabertooth P67 MB is PCI-e 2.0x16 single and dual running at x8 x8 (I believe). Will this bottle neck the cards with my current build? Thanks guys
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    Completely new build, or just upgrade?

    Thanks, guys! Any suggestions for a new SSD? I've been out of the game for awhile and I'm no longer sure who makes quality SSD's. I know OCZ used to be awesome. Looking for performance on par, if not better than my current SSD (which I'm sure isn't hard considering how old it is). I would like something at least 200GB. I'm also looking to upgrade the GPU, so suggestions for both are very much appreciated! The top of my budget would be around $600 (altogether), but I'm a gamer so I'd preferably spend more money on the GPU!
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    New Battlefield 3 server

    Hey all, Just posting here cause we started a new Battlefield 3 server and wanted to get people in it to start playing. Here is a little about it. The server name is Death Dealers - NFO servers - Hardcore Mixed Rush/Conquest. It has a player limit of 32 peeps and admins are usually always on. It also has hardcore mode enabled on the default settings. It is ranked and has Punkbuster enabled. The server rules are: No Base Rape/Spawn Camping - No Chat Spam No Intentional TeamKilling - No Hacking/Cheating/Exploiting Admin Reserves Right to Kick/Ban Players At Their Own Discretion We use NFO servers (Nuclear Fallout Online) which are regarded as one of the top industry leading server providers. It is based out of Chicago and should have awesome ping for all. We play all maps and have a sweet rotation. We have it set up so that it will alternate rush and conquest maps so one mode doesn't get boring, however we have it so rush maps will be played in two rounds so the opposing team has the opportunity to attack/defend. We also have it so that all maps will have equal opportunity to be played on rush and conquest modes. Looking for players to help populate, as that seems to be the hardest part of setting up a new server. Thanks and we look forward to playing with you all!
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    The Unofficial Battlefield 3 Thread

    Hey all, Just posting here cause we started a new Battlefield 3 server and wanted to get people in it to start playing. Here is a little about it. The server name is Death Dealers - NFO servers - Hardcore Mixed Rush/Conquest. It has a player limit of 32 peeps and admins are usually always on. It also has hardcore mode enabled on the default settings. It is ranked and has Punkbuster enabled. The server rules are: No Base Rape/Spawn Camping - No Chat Spam No Intentional TeamKilling - No Hacking/Cheating/Exploiting Admin Reserves Right to Kick/Ban Players At Their Own Discretion We use NFO servers (Nuclear Fallout Online) which are regarded as one of the top industry leading server providers. It is based out of Chicago and should have awesome ping for all. We play all maps and have a sweet rotation. We have it set up so that it will alternate rush and conquest maps so one mode doesn't get boring, however we have it so rush maps will be played in two rounds so the opposing team has the opportunity to attack/defend. We also have it so that all maps will have equal opportunity to be played on rush and conquest modes. Looking for players to help populate, as that seems to be the hardest part of setting up a new server. Thanks and we look forward to playing with you all!
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    New Battlefield 3 server

    Plenty of people to kill with 32 players without the cluster **** that you get with 64 players.
  12. I picked up a new OCZ Vertex 3 SSD and installed windows on the SSD. I got a new WD VelociRaptor 600GB HDD as a storage drive. I put in the new WD storage drive and turned on the computer. I then went into disk manager to format the new drive. I kept getting a BSOD and couldn't complete the format. I downloaded the newer Marvell drivers because I kept seeing something about them during the BSOD. Now I don't get a BSOD anymore; however, now I just get an error when trying to format that says: Windows was unable to complete the format for the HD. I have no idea where to go from here. Any ideas? My system specs are in my sig.
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    BSOD while formatting new HDD

    Wow that's exactly what the problem was. I switched to the Intel ports and it's working perfect now. Thanks a lot man. I can't believe my friend and I spent so much time trying to figure it out. Those Marvell ports are bull crap.
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    The Witcher 2

    This is one of the best games I have ever played. The story is cool, I love the combat system and even on normal difficulty I have a challenge. The graphics are awesome and it gives my rig a workout. I just started chapter3. So glad I bought this game. It takes some time to get use to the combat system, but once you do the game becomes much more enjoyable. I also love how in the story there is really no absolute good or evil, rather just shades of gray. That is much more realistic.
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    Extremely frustrated

    No clicking noise. My friend had a dying hdd before so I know what they sound like. I did notice once a strange almost grinding like noise before though. Only heard it once though. I haven't done any stress testing though. It has never been over clocked before. I installed everything brand new at the same time. No used parts except my psu, case, and optical drives. Using windows 7. Of note: what caused me to upgrade in the first place was my old hdd failing. One day it just took a dump. I am paranoid now and im starting to wonder if something like a bad psu is killing my hdds? Ill run the stress tests tonight when I get home.
  16. I just upgraded to a new system from my old socket 775. The build is in my sig. Over the past month or two, I've noticed some "quirks" this new system has had. I would open a web browser or be playing starcraft and the computer wouldn't freeze, rather just "pause" for 20 or so solid seconds and then work fine again. The problem was intermittent I couldn't seem to pinpoint the problem to a program or a driver. However, I just got a new monitor and was trying to install the drivers and the computer began to ****ing play games again, "pausing" again for 30 seconds to minutes and then being ok again. I did a manual restart and now...no problems. Something is obviously wrong. I'm thinking maybe my harddrive or RAM but I'm not sure. It is super frustrating though and makes me want to throw it in the trash. Anyways if anyone has any suggestions I would be grateful. I know it isnt any heat issues or such, my temps look good. The system is currently not overclocked at all either. The only setting I changed in the BIOS was to set the system to "XMP" so that my RAM would run at the manufacturers timings.
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    New BFBC2 server need helping getting it popular

    My favorite server is a hardcore gamemode and limits the amount of snipers on each side to 3. It makes gameplay sooo much more fun that I'm not randomly killed by some camper sniper across the map. People also tend to go after the objectives more often when 1/2 your team isnt snipers camping it up doing nothing. The server is 32 player and rotates lots of the newer maps. It is always full even at 3am. Love playing there. I would play on any server like that. The admins are always on and kicking tk'ers and watch very closely for hacks and such.
  18. Just put together a new system, look at my sig for specs. Anyways, at stock speeds I was idling at 23-24C. I transported the system to a friend's house and back and now my system is idling at 27-29C with one core at 23-24C. Using the H70 and I'm at stock speeds/volts. I'm probably just paranoid, but do these temps look reasonable for the H70 at stock speeds/volts? I used the arctic silver mx4 TIM and applied it using the pea-sized drop in the center.
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    championjc's first build

    What are you going to be using your PC for? I'm just asking because the new sandy bridge is a better CPU for less money. With the extra money you would save, you could get a better graphics card, a really nice ssd and something bigger than 17" monitors
  20. I have a EVGA 780i motherboard and it uses the RealTek HD Audio Manager control panel.
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    Overclocking Core 2 Quad

    I have a Q9450 @ 3.6GHz on a EVGA 780i board with a EVGA GTX 570 too. It was pretty frustrating to overclock, but I can say now that I have a safe 24/7 stable 3.6GHz overclock. Here are my specs, maybe it will help you: CPU: 1.425v (BIOS) CPU-Z reads 1.376v RAM: 2.1v FSB: 1.4v SPP: 1.45v MCP: 1.525v HT: 1.3v After a lot of research I found out that our 780i boards weren't really made for the 45nm cpu because their GTLREF lanes can't go negative like this chip likes. I found luck however, by setting my GTLREF lanes to 0mv. Passed 21 hours in prime95 small FFTs. Also passed large FFTs and Blend for around 10 hours. Haven't had any problems with it. Cooling is a H70, idles around 38-39C and under load it is 58C. I'm using this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231246 for RAM and it was really nice for my overclock. I wanted to get this to 3.8-4.0GHz, but I've given up and will just buy a new cpu, mb, and ram when the pci-e 3.0 boards come out at the end of this year/beginning of next.
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    Overclocking Q9450

    I've had this system since July 2008, but now I want to mess with it a bit and see what it can do before I build a new system in a year or so. I'm new to overclocking and I've been consulting my friend who has more experience for advice. The only problem is he is an AMD guy and doesn't have much experience with Intel. So I'm coming to seek the advice of the experts =). My system is as follows: Case: HAF X PSU: Corsair TX850 MB: EVGA 780i CPU: Q9450 @ 3.53GHz (2.66 stock) CPU Cooler: H70 (35-38C Idle and 50-55C load) RAM: 2x2GB DDR2 Crucial 800MHz 6-6-6-18-24 GPU: EVGA GTX570 OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit My goal with this system is a solid 3.6 - 3.8 GHz. However, we were trying to get it stable @3.6 today and failed. It would fail the prime95 test within a few minutes (mostly core 1). We backed it down to 1764 QDR and it was stable in prime95 for 2 hours. I've been gaming with it for a couple hours too and have had zero issues along with 3dmark benchmarks. When we were overclocking it, the RAM seemed really grumpy, it didn't like being changed from its stock clocks. I'm not sure if the RAM is the issue or something else and how to get past it. Here are my volts @3.53GHz: CPU: 1.38750v in BIOS CPU-Z reads: 1.344v RAM: 1.85v FSB: 1.3v SPP: 1.45v MCP: 1.525v HT SPP <-> MCP: 1.30v Do those voltages seem appropriate for the overclock? My temps look good so far, I think, 35-38C idle and 50-55C under 100% load. I want a stable 3.6-3.8GHz for everyday use that will last another year. Because I'm new at this I'm not sure how to go about moving forward. Any advice will be very much appreciated.
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    Overclocking Q9450

    Yeah I mean I've had this system for over 2 years now. I don't really want to invest much more into it. I am just looking to see what it can do before I build something new. I know everything has limits. Only thing I've noticed so far that has been obvious is the Vdroop. Just want a solid overclock that I can maintain 24/7 for about a year or so.
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    Overclocking Q9450

    Care to explain? I haven't had any problems now @ 3.6GHz...
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