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Overclocking P55 boards

Jpok

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Overclocking P55 boards
« on: September 08, 2009, 03:43:24 am »
Does anyone have any advice on overclocking the new P55 boards? I have a P55-UD6 with a Core i7 860, and I'm wondering if the overclocking method would be similar to the X58 boards with the i7 920.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2009, 08:32:18 am by runn3R »

Jpok

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Re: Overclocking P55 boards
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 04:30:55 am »
When I updated the bios to F4, it was a lot easier to overclock. I'm still a beginner at it, but F3 wasn't letting me do anything. With F4 I'm at 3.6Ghz without even raising the vcore.

Re: Overclocking P55 boards
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 12:49:47 pm »
I am just wondering whether the F4 bios for UD5 is really can help for OC or do we really need to wait for F5 to be final first?
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Re: Overclocking P55 boards
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 09:10:24 pm »
The single most important factor when over-clocking is temperature. So depending on how high you want to over-clock your system your CPU cooler needs to cope with the extra heat that is produced when you increase voltages to sustain your over clock under load. The Intel stock cooler is serviceable but that is about the nicest thing I can say about it. One other thing you need to think about is what work your computer will be doing. There is a huge difference between idle temperatures and when the CPU is under load. I am not a big fan of these artificial CPU stress programs at all, I would much rather play a really taxing game that will kill a fragile over-clock rather than run 24 hours of prime. I have had machines that can run prime day in and day out but failed when I played Crysis within the first 30 minutes. But that is a personal choice and up to you. The point is it is not just getting to the desired over-clock it is being able to stay there when your machine is being pushed hard. Why am I harping on heat management? Simply because most of the time we do need to up the voltage a bit to have substantial over-clock. As you said you had hit 3.6 GHz with no voltage increase. However does that mean you left all settings to auto? Because if you did then your voltage has been increased automatically. Or does it mean you have manually set each voltage setting?

 But to answer your original question. There are similarities to over-clocking a P55 chip-set motherboard and the X58 chip-set  boards. But it is not exactly the same. Close enough for your needs for it not to be a worry at this stage. The memory controllers are different for one.



What is your desired outcome with your CPU, over-clock wise? For most folks it seems to be the 4Ghz is the desired outcome.

 

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