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Posted · Original PosterOP

I just built my first computer and am looking into overclocking, but have no idea how. My system is:

i7-8700k cpu

Noctua NH-D9L cpu cooler

ASrock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac motherboard

G.Skill Value DDR4-2666 memory (16gb)

TEAM T-force Delta 1TB SSD storage

MSI RTX 2080 VENTUS GPU (coming in a few days)

Rosewill 650w 80+ gold full modular psu

 

Anything is appreciated, thanks!

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What do you know so far about overclocking? do you understand bclck and multipliers at least?


Current Build

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System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 2700x
  • Motherboard
    ASrock x470 Fatal1ty k4
  • RAM
    16GB
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black
  • Case
    Corsair 570x
  • Storage
    480gb SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Smart M 650W 80+ Bronze
  • Display(s)
    27 inch Dell S2716DG
  • Cooling
    Wraith Prism
  • Keyboard
    Razer Huntsman
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 pro
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic dt770
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

 

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17 minutes ago, Poseidon123789 said:

I just built my first computer and am looking into overclocking, but have no idea how.

What do you want to overclock (CPU, GPU, DRAM)?

 

Here's a very short GPU overclocking guide:

- Download MSI Afterburner and Unigine Valley Benchmark

- Increase the core clock by a bit at a time (maybe 25MHz at a time) and same goes for memory.

- Then stress test your GPU (run Unigine Valley Benchmark) for some time.

- If the application doesn't crash, then your overclock is stable but if Unigine Valley Benchmark crashes, then your overclock isn't stable. 

- If your app crashes, you have two options: either add more voltage or decrease the core/memory clock.


Intel® Xeon® X5675 @4.25GHz (x25 Multiplier, 170 BCLK) 1.32V || NZXT HAVIK 140 || ASUS P6X58-E WS || Crucial DDR3-1360 8-9-9-24 (2x4GB) || ASUS STRIX GTX 770 || Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" SSD || Hitachi 750GB 2.5" HDD (7.2K RPM) || Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) || Corsair AX860i 80+ Platinum || Windows 10 Pro

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Geography said:

What do you want to overclock (CPU, GPU, DRAM)?

Thanks for the help. I definitely want to overclock my GPU and probably memory, do you think its worth overclocking the CPU for gaming?

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Just now, Poseidon123789 said:

Thanks for the help. I definitely want to overclock my GPU and probably memory, do you think its worth overclocking the CPU for gaming?

Nope. GPU overclocking will help a lot more for gaming than CPU overclocking will.


Intel® Xeon® X5675 @4.25GHz (x25 Multiplier, 170 BCLK) 1.32V || NZXT HAVIK 140 || ASUS P6X58-E WS || Crucial DDR3-1360 8-9-9-24 (2x4GB) || ASUS STRIX GTX 770 || Samsung 860 EVO 1TB 2.5" SSD || Hitachi 750GB 2.5" HDD (7.2K RPM) || Fractal Design Meshify C TG (White) || Corsair AX860i 80+ Platinum || Windows 10 Pro

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What is your FPS goal? for higher framerates you'll see more of a difference from overclocking the CPU


Current Build

Spoiler

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 2700x
  • Motherboard
    ASrock x470 Fatal1ty k4
  • RAM
    16GB
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black
  • Case
    Corsair 570x
  • Storage
    480gb SSD
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Smart M 650W 80+ Bronze
  • Display(s)
    27 inch Dell S2716DG
  • Cooling
    Wraith Prism
  • Keyboard
    Razer Huntsman
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 pro
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic dt770
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

 

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