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Sephiroth720

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    Dirt Rally - GTX 690 Weirdness

    Just ran the benchmark again with Multi-GPU disabled and had the same result only 10 - 15 frames avg slower lol. I have also tried running with & without V-Sync. It's the weirdest thing. I'm running the benchmark now on my other system which has a placeholder RX 550 card to make sure it's not the game.
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    Dirt Rally - GTX 690 Weirdness

    Hey Everyone, I've just installed & benchmarked Dirt Rally on my system and have been pleasantly surprised with the fps that I'm getting. However, while benchmarking I have experienced a weird "flash" intermittently throughout. I have posted a non-listed youtube video for reference. This also occurs during normal gameplay however, only with this game. I have not had any trouble with this GPU at all (Still runs fantastic and sits comfortably @ 70c while in-game.
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    Overclocking Q6600. Where do you start?

    It seems to be a RAM issue for sure. Your option here didn't work but I lowered the FSB to 400 (for the original target of 3.2Ghz) and put my RAM to 801Mhz @ 1.80 v and i finally got the windows loading circle however it blue screened and gave me an error "Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area". Frustrating that it was as easy as it was for the guy in the original video... I didn't think you had to change the ram speeds at all. It's set back to original 2.40GHz now until i figure out what's going on.
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    Overclocking Q6600. Where do you start?

    The lowest setting on was either "931Mhz" or AUTO. Fairly certain it's only 800Mhz RAM though. (Attached image of sticker on side of RAM)
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    Overclocking Q6600. Where do you start?

    Spread Spectrum for CPU is now disabled (Also, This CPU is LGA 775). Load Line Calibration is also disabled (Intel Spec according to mobo) Still not posting. Is this odd ? or am I just not meant to OC stuff? lol
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    Overclocking Q6600. Where do you start?

    I've attached a few images of my BIOS settings after changing your recommendations. Can you see anything I've done wrong because the system won't post until I do a forced power cycle on it after applying those settings? I thought I had the RAM wrong at 5 - 5 - 5 - 15 and the RAM actually states on it that it's 5-5-5-12 so that should be fine now.
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    Overclocking Q6600. Where do you start?

    When you say "Use specified" you mean, Specified on the RAM or "AUTO" on the motherboard? The RAM has the timing & voltage on the side but i thought if i just left it to auto it'd be okay. I was wrong apparently.
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    Overclocking Q6600. Where do you start?

    MB: Asus P5Q-E RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR2 (2 x 2GB)
  9. Hey Everyone, So I've decided to overclock the Q6600 system I have here at home in hopes of pairing it with a GTX 760. The CPU is running at its base clock (2.40 GHz) and I have heard that this particular CPU can be comfortably OC'd to 3.2 GHz which I would like to achieve. I would like to point out at this time that I have NEVER overclocked any piece of hardware I've owned... I've always been too worried about damaging the hardware. I have searched around youtube etc. for videos showing how to do this (see below) and for some reason even if I follow each step I am unsuccessful. The computer shuts off when "saving & exiting bios" as it should but then won't post until i do a 30-sec power cycle on it and then I receive an "overclocking failed" error at which time I restore optimized defaults and try again. Can anyone help me with this? Please, Treat me like an alien when it comes to OC'ing as I do not understand what voltage etc. I need to change and do I need to follow the RAM steps on this video? I do not want to overclock the RAM. It's quite frustrating when everyone else has been able to successfully OC a CPU or GPU and every time I try, I don't even know where to start. How do you know what voltage you need at what clock speed? argh.. lol. Any help would be appreciated. P.S I really did try to source every piece of information before posting this here because the last thing I wanted is to come across as a "noob". This is the only aspect of PC building I have not yet ventured into. Thanks )
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    Gigabyte RX 550 Overclock

    I've just been trying what you said and for some reason, every now and then the GPU decides to lock its core to 214Mhz at which time I have to DDU the drivers and reinstall... But weirdly I can go directly back to my last OC attempt and be stable until I try again. It's like the software doesn't want me to change the GPU core more than once without DDU'ing the drivers.
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    Gigabyte RX 550 Overclock

    Hey Everyone, I am currently running an AMD RX 550 2GB as a placeholder card until my GTX 960 arrives and have begun to "explore" ways of overclocking this GPU. So far I have installed the Gigabyte Aorus software and put the card in OC mode which only moves the GPU clock from 1206 to 1219 Mhz. I have noticed that there is a "Professional mode" and would like to see what this little GPU is capable of. Having never overclocked any piece of hardware I've ever owned I would like some recommendations on what to set the following settings to. GPU Clock: (Base: 1206Mhz) Memory Clock: (Base: 7000Mhz) Power Target: (Currently at 0 or 50%) Hopefully, I haven't made myself sound completely OC illiterate. Hoping to get better with you help! Thanks everyone!
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    Crazy Motherboard won't load OS

    I would love to but I'm going to be honest here... I have no overclocking experience whatsoever. I have no idea what the safe voltages and really don't want to damage the CPU because I believe I should still be able to build a fairly decent PC out of it. If anyone has any time at all to help run me through the process... I'd really appreciate it. In fact, I wouldn't mind using this PC as my first "over-clocked" rig if anyone is willing to teach me. Motherboard: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/990FXA-GD80/Specification Thanks
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    Crazy Motherboard won't load OS

    Thanks very much, WereCatf. It turned out that the AMD Turbo needed to be turned off. It's booting correctly now. Would this impact my CPU performance at all? Because I thought this CPU had turbo... I could be wrong though.
  14. Hey All, I've recently had an MSI 990FXA-GD80 motherboard given to me (friend updated his system). The motherboard posts fine and will sit in the bios for as long as you leave it, The crazy thing will also get 100% through installation of Windows (7 or 10) but as soon as the computer tries to boot to the OS (after installation) the system immediately blue screens and gives me the error "whea uncorrectable error". I have no idea what is causing it and I have even tried to load up a live USB of Ubuntu to see if I could get anything that way. It's absolutely crazy. Current CPU is AMD Phenom II X4 1045T. Please help? Thanks all.
  15. Hey Everyone, Needing some expert advice here... I'm currently throwing together an entry level gaming PC for one of my family members with parts that I have been able to get very cheap (Scrapyard wars style). I have managed to get an AMD A4-7300 APU which is currently running at 3.80 GHz (paired with an AMD RX 550). The problem that I am having is that this particular CPU is idling at 60 - 80 degrees Celcius (140 Fahrenheit) and maxes out at 95 degrees Celsius (after running Unigine Valley bench for 30 mins). At the moment everything seems stable and I have not had any crashes but I was just wondering what the normal operating temps are for this CPU as I found this to be very high (having mainly only dealt with Intel CPU's) P.S - Is it worth the money to just throw in the cheapest AIO to make sure all is safe? The case has space for a 240mm (dual) rad at the front, Was considering it & the RGB would be a nice touch to an otherwise stock looking case. Thanks All
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