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Hardware How to Overclock Sandy Bridge E

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 20 Sep 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    Omnituens New Member

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    Seems like they are shooting themselves in the foot with only having the top chip unlocked - maybe they plan to do that "DLC for your processor" shite again :/
     
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    *bookmarked*


    :)
     
  4. Blackshark

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    Nice and simple overclocking nowadays, not like when I was a lad.... he he. Wasn't life easy in the past? these poor younguns nowadays. So many numbers and mulitpliers to think about, no wonder I feel like an old man at the age of 34
     
  5. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Yeah, all we had was a turbo button on the front of the case. AND WE WERE THANKFUL FOR IT!!!!
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Turbo button, jumpers on the mobo to set FSB and multi, IRQs and DMAs ... Remember having only 1 free IRQ while my new sound cards needed 2 ... had to disable 1 serial port.

    And playing with the autoexec.bat and config.sys to free some more conventionnal memory to enable both voice and midi music in Day of the Tentacles xD.

    And the bios battery soldered to the motherboard :wallbash:
     
  7. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    have you even read the article? It's mainly about how Intel has managed to re-introduce Base Clock overclocking via a CPU multiplier/gearing ratio. Therefore you should be able to overclock any Sandy Bridge E CPU fairly heavily, even the multiplier-locked flavours.

    :S
     
  8. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Overclocking is fun now I think it's more of a challenge except with sandy bridge.

    If I remember correctly and someone may say yes or no but wasn't it the old AMD cpu's that you used a pencil to join some contact's or something and that overclocked the cpu, I am sure that I did that when I was about 10 year's old.

    Still not sure about sandy bridge e though yet will wait till places like this get to benchmark them and the guy from OC3D get's hold of one to overclock it.
     
  9. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    Wow thats messed up. I don't like this...Anyway in your formula 1) 5,000 ÷ 1.66 = 3,012 2) 3,012 ÷ 100 = 30.012 3) 3,012 ÷ 30 = 100.4. Did you mean 30.012 or 3,012 (step3)? I'm little confused there.
     
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    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    step 1 is speed before multiplier (1.66x)
    step 2 is calullating the multiplier based on a 100Mhz base clock
    step 3 is proving the 30x multiplier works and produces a 100Mhz base clock

    so 100x1.66 =166MHz x30 = 4980Mhz

    edit: so to do this overclock aren't you going to need ram that will do 1770Mhz?
    166x10.66=1770Mhz
     
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  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Did that too, but not sure about the CPU model and brand.
     
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    Claave You Rebel scum

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    Hmm, good point. As you can see in the first screenshot, the memory is running at 2,218MHz with an 18.66x multiplier. 1.25 x 95.08 x 18.66 = 2,218, so clearly the memory speed is derived from the geared up CPU Clock rather than the System Clock. In fact, that's such a good point that I'll add it into the article itself.

    Have some rep for your awesome cleverness!
     
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    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    "for being awesomely clever at overclocking things that don't exist yet!"

    Love it :hehe:

    I'll cross my fingers for that 8x multiplier :)
     
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    Heh...I still remember going in to my town's tiny local computer shop with two weeks' allowance to buy that game--they were the only ones in town that sold games. And I think that was the same day I saw my first 100Mhz computer, and my computer-savvy friend said that it was impossible, that those clock speeds would melt a processor.

    Then I proudly tore open the CD packaging with my teeth, tossed it in my CD caddy, and spent the next three days trying to get it to recognize my off-brand soundblaster card. Ahhhhhh...those were the days.
     
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    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    i'm not getting rid of my i7 920 just yet.....
     
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    My 2500k at 4.6 is good for a few more years still :)
    Heck I still have 2 Q6600's in the house.
     
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    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    I must have spent days trying to get the voices to work on the old LucasArts adventure games.

    In the end the only consistent solution I found was to tell the games I had a completely different soundcard from the one I did, and in a socket that there wasn't anything in. Then it worked perfectly.
     
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    so in other words intel has made overclocking as easy to understand as there naming scheme.
     
  20. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    Overclock SB-E
    Step 1 - Work out numerous values, hoping your math is correct, consider memory clock limit
    Step 2- Enter values into bios
    Step 3 - Test, hope it works, repeat until CPU limit or your own limit is reached

    Overclock Phenom II (before I get flamed, I realise this is an older architecture, slower, etc blahblah)
    Black edition:
    Step 1: Increase Multiplier slowly, adding voltage as needed to keep stable
    Step 2: Test, hope it works, repeat until CPU limit or your own limit is reached

    Non Black:
    Step 1: Increase FSB, watch memory and HT clocks, downgrade their multis as appropriate, add volts as needed
    Step 2: Test, hope it works, repeat until CPU limit or your own limit is reached

    Having just unlocked and overclocked a Phenom II 555BE I know which one I prefer
    (555be, unlocked to quad core, overclocked to 3.6 with no voltage boost. Added some juice, now sitting pretty at 4ghz under a lower end air cooler)
     
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