Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion' started by ChrisRay, May 7, 2005.
did it with the basic programs
Finally did a benchmark on my new PC build.
Will have more coming when I get my monitor back from ASUS.
Why was your 920 at stock speed?
It shouldn't have any issues going to 3.5ish without voltage increases, and minimal heat increase.
It actually wasn't. 3DMark lies.
Though I only gave it a very mild oc of 2.8ghz as I was fearful of screwing up and ending up with no PC because of it.
It's rather hard to screw it up unless you're going for a high overclock (4+), since up to 3.5ish (depending on the model), pretty much all that's required is upping the fsb - and manually setting the voltage.
As you probably are well aware of, automatic setting tends to put the voltage much higher than it needs to be.
I didn't use any "auto" settings to do it.
All I did was +1 the multiplier
By default, any voltage settings should be set to "auto".
I guess that means you manually set all of them?
As Ahielia said, voltages are auto by default. So if you up the multi or do anything that raises clockspeed then the voltages will automatically increase by a similar margin. And people that overclock set the voltages and experiment with them themselves because these auto settings both raise voltages much higher than needed and don't take safety limits into account.
the new 3dmark released today.
$18 introductory price
My mistake, I was thinking of my new board which has "Quick OC" settings...
^^Image is not from my PC.
On my old board all I did was max out the multiplier which took it from 2.66>2.80
@Squall. I noticed that and got it already.
I plan to buy it later. (As I did with there last release)
Voltages were automatically adjusted along with that though. That's the way it works unless you manually set them.
Probably, I just didn't notice as all I did was that one quick change.
Definitely, not probably. We're just telling you because that's where the huge danger lies. Just upping the FSB or Multi whilst leaving the voltages on Auto is dangerous because they'll blast straight past the safety limits. So when you do overclock you HAVE to set manual voltages.
Ahhhh. That's why it would reset to default settings on occasion.
Now I know what caused it
Yes I can (nevermind for anyone else reading this, not really part of the convo)
Well that wasn't necessarily voltages being moved past limits. It could have also been other voltages actually not being increased causing an instability because they are too low.
Granted though overclocking has becomes easier and I'm not quite sure of everything involved these days.
On Ivy Bridge, it's basically upping the multiplier and increasing the voltage if there's instability.
Don't know about AMD, haven't had that in many years.
this is all my system could do '__'
Here is my results with the new 3DMark...
Bench test I did recently...
CPU Overclocked to 4.3Ghz
And GPU Overclocked from default 783Mhz up to 922Mhz.
Here is some benchmarks posted by a friend of mine using my 2 new 4GB 770s
I was really curious to see how well they run on a system little more capable then my own. Better quality everything plus and even ducted air conditioning...
I have a loan of his GTX 680 soc in the mean time. (He also has 3x 660tis)
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