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Overclocking ONLY CPU

Hi all!

I am quite new to overclocking, and I tried my first attempt last week, until only 2 days ago I was forced to return to my original settings due to memory not getting enough voltage, and I don't want to manually increase it due to fears of blowing up my computer (of course an exaggeration).

 

So, is there a way to get my BIOS (which from what I know is the standard BIOS [blue screen with white accents and text]) to OC only my CPU without OCing my memory?

 

Thanks!

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Adjusting just the multiplier will accomplish that. What CPU are you using and with what motherboard?

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What CPU and motherboard do you have? Not all chips can be overclocked but assuming you have an unlocked/black edition CPU just keep everything at stock and bump up the CPU multiplier until it becomes unstable then bump up the core voltage a tiny bit (maybe 25mv) and keep doing that until you reach a voltage that your comfortable with and make sure your temperatures don't get to high (85°C should be a maximum when stability testing).

 

I am currently runnign my 3570K @ 4.1Ghz with 1.1v on the core and I don't get above 65°C when running AIDA64 FPU test.

 

As a general rule of thumb keep your core voltage 1.325v for 24/7 use and make sure you have a good CPU cooler. Hope this helps.

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Adjusting just the multiplier will accomplish that. What CPU are you using and with what motherboard?

 

What CPU and motherboard do you have? Not all chips can be overclocked but assuming you have an unlocked/black edition CPU just keep everything at stock and bump up the CPU multiplier until it becomes unstable then bump up the core voltage a tiny bit (maybe 25mv) and keep doing that until you reach a voltage that your comfortable with and make sure your temperatures don't get to high (85°C should be a maximum when stability testing).

 

I am currently runnign my 3570K @ 4.1Ghz with 1.1v on the core and I don't get above 65°C when running AIDA64 FPU test.

 

As a general rule of thumb keep your core voltage 1.325v for 24/7 use and make sure you have a good CPU cooler. Hope this helps.

 

CPU: AMD 4100FX Unlocked

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990-XA-UD3

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Don't forget to change your voltage from auto to the base voltage if you don't want to ajust it. 

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