Overclocking programs

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What is the best overclocking program? I want to overclock my stock intel i7-930 cpu to 3.0ghz and steadily increase.

MY rig: Azza Solano 1000 case, Intel core i7-930, Nvidia gtx 260, 6gb Corsair Dominator Ram, GigaByte GA-EX58-UD4P mobo, Asetek 510lc water cooling.

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Real men don't use software, they do it with their BIOS! lol

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you can only use software for overclocking with video cards and amd processors on amd 700 series motherboards if i am correct. the rest of the cpu overclocking you have to do with the bios

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Thanks for the plug in my sig, Tiv/

"Real men do it with their bios"

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I was trying to figure out where that line was stuck in my head. laugh

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Yeah, I was about to state mimart's sig. By the way, could you guys give me the guide you used to learn how to overclock?

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For me it was trial and error, and digging around on the net.  What are your specs?

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I can't overclock at the meantime because I am using an Acer motherboard. I just wanna learn how to overclock.

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Wow, that's a lot of stuff there. Where should I start reading?

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Just start reading, it doesn't matter where you start.  Overclocking does come with potential risks, like shortening the life of hardware, frying eq, etc.  You always need to stay within the manufacturers specs regarding voltage, temps etc.

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What do you mean by staying within the manufacturers specs?

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Every cpu has minimum and maximum temps, and voltages.  Ram is the same way, my ram has a maximum voltage of 1.9 volts.  I do not exceed that.  My cpu has a maximum temp of 62 c,, with a maximum of 1.5 volts.  Motherboards, have the same.

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Every cpu has minimum and maximum temps, and voltages.  Ram is the same way, my ram has a maximum voltage of 1.9 volts.  I do not exceed that.  My cpu has a maximum temp of 62 c,, with a maximum of 1.5 volts.  Motherboards, have the same.

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Alright, but I can overclock without raising the voltage right?

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Sure you can.  As long you don't exceed the voltages for motherboard, ram, cpu and gpu,.  The trick is finding a maximum stable oc.  There are a lot of variables to work with.

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For a beginner like me, I'll try to overclock without raising the voltages.
 

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Start out with the minimum required voltages for all components.  You rma can be set to the maximim voltages so it can run @ it's specified timing i.e. 5-5-5-15.  That is just an example.