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(Gizmodo)   Overclocking your CPU's pretty easy with the UFIA (Unified Firmware Interface Addition) BIOS   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-06-04 1:55:29 PM  
Don't do that. You're just going to cock it up. Witcher 3 isn't worth it.
 
2020-06-04 2:25:19 PM  
Still won't run Crysis
 
2020-06-04 2:25:49 PM  
Ryzen CPUs will do it automatically in software as long as it sees sufficient CPU cooling going on  but who even bothers with that anymore outside of people abusing Pis to emulate things that would simply be better served by a standard desktop PC anyway?
 
2020-06-04 2:30:27 PM  
Reading about all these new BIOS features is something of a pleasant digital surprise.
 
2020-06-04 2:30:30 PM  
Overclocking is so easy now you can do it with the crappy pack in software that comes with your mother board right in windows. You don't even have to go in to your bios.

I like MSI hardware but their software suite is garbage
 
2020-06-04 2:48:31 PM  
So much better than the UEFA BIOS. That one just goes back and forth and nothing ever happens.
 
2020-06-04 2:49:58 PM  

Mugato: Don't do that. You're just going to cock it up. Witcher 3 isn't worth it.


Have a good graphics card, no need to overclock the CPU.
 
2020-06-04 2:54:57 PM  
So for AMD - buy a $150 Ryzen 5, pay an extra $40 for a 450 motherboard instead of a 320, pay $40 for a nice air cooler (I'm not even suggesting liquid)

Or just buy a $230 Ryzen 7 and not worry about warranties, power usage, decreased lifespan, and random glitches?
 
2020-06-04 2:59:28 PM  

snowjack: Reading about all these new BIOS features is something of a pleasant digital surprise.


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2020-06-04 3:01:30 PM  
"some processors do not come unlocked, which means they can't be overclocked."

I have a mechanical pencil and pile of old AMD chips that say otherwise...
 
2020-06-04 3:08:07 PM  
*coughUEFIcough*
 
2020-06-04 3:11:19 PM  
I had no idea there was a back door into my computer.
 
2020-06-04 3:17:09 PM  

Marcos P: Overclocking is so easy now you can do it with the crappy pack in software that comes with your mother board right in windows. You don't even have to go in to your bios.

I like MSI hardware but their software suite is garbage


Or put your big girl panties on and do it through the UEFI, you truly can have your cake and eat it too...
 
2020-06-04 3:22:05 PM  

madgonad: So for AMD - buy a $150 Ryzen 5, pay an extra $40 for a 450 motherboard instead of a 320, pay $40 for a nice air cooler (I'm not even suggesting liquid)

Or just buy a $230 Ryzen 7 and not worry about warranties, power usage, decreased lifespan, and random glitches?



both intel and amd really. it generally is not that good a deal to under buy CPU power just to overclock it to get what you wanted out of it.
As you notice the cost savings to hassle and risks do not seem to add up.


where OCing brings value is more taking a top end CPU over the top, to get to over the top frames at 1440+ resolutions going.
M y buddy needed a little over the 4.7 clock or his 144+ refresh rate would go up and down between 140 and 120. Once he got a stable 5.o going the frames hold steadier.


For me OCing just extends useful life. I get a chip i can OC but don't bother doing so till i begin to notice it feeling sluggish fro my newer games or whatever. And then i begin the task of slowly upping the OC till i get the performance back or lose stability, which ever comes first.

Whihc is a very different and simpler task, then the OCers trying to push their highest stable clocks out of the box to run that way for the life time of the system.


If you want the power of a top end CPU, just buy it don't waste time trying to OC a lower end one to get there.
But you can leverage OCs to give more useful life to a system, or push it to reach for that bleeding edge stuff that some do enjoy the hobby of chasing.

Like motor heads under the hood every weekend for changes no one else will notice anyway, but with their PCs instead of cars you know.
 
2020-06-04 3:26:55 PM  

madgonad: So for AMD - buy a $150 Ryzen 5, pay an extra $40 for a 450 motherboard instead of a 320, pay $40 for a nice air cooler (I'm not even suggesting liquid)

Or just buy a $230 Ryzen 7 and not worry about warranties, power usage, decreased lifespan, and random glitches?


There are even all in one liquids for cheap now I saw a coolermaster one on sale for 40$ once
 
2020-06-04 3:27:25 PM  

freakdiablo: Marcos P: Overclocking is so easy now you can do it with the crappy pack in software that comes with your mother board right in windows. You don't even have to go in to your bios.

I like MSI hardware but their software suite is garbage

Or put your big girl panties on and do it through the UEFI, you truly can have your cake and eat it too...


I did that back in the 90s
 
2020-06-04 3:32:58 PM  

Peki: *coughUEFIcough*


No, Subby got it in one. I've seen the sign.
 
2020-06-04 3:45:11 PM  

Marcos P: madgonad: So for AMD - buy a $150 Ryzen 5, pay an extra $40 for a 450 motherboard instead of a 320, pay $40 for a nice air cooler (I'm not even suggesting liquid)

Or just buy a $230 Ryzen 7 and not worry about warranties, power usage, decreased lifespan, and random glitches?

There are even all in one liquids for cheap now I saw a coolermaster one on sale for 40$ once


I have one. Just had to replace the fans on it because I have the uncanny ability to kill fans but my wife's is just about as old and is running along fine
 
2020-06-04 3:55:25 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mugato: Don't do that. You're just going to cock it up. Witcher 3 isn't worth it.

Have a good graphics card, no need to overclock the CPU.


I dunno, I have a NVidea GeForce GT 730.
 
2020-06-04 3:57:00 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: Marcos P: madgonad: So for AMD - buy a $150 Ryzen 5, pay an extra $40 for a 450 motherboard instead of a 320, pay $40 for a nice air cooler (I'm not even suggesting liquid)

Or just buy a $230 Ryzen 7 and not worry about warranties, power usage, decreased lifespan, and random glitches?

There are even all in one liquids for cheap now I saw a coolermaster one on sale for 40$ once

I have one. Just had to replace the fans on it because I have the uncanny ability to kill fans but my wife's is just about as old and is running along fine


Yeah I had to change the ones on my Corsair one of em was clicking like crazy it drove me mad
 
2020-06-04 4:14:16 PM  

Peki: *coughUEFIcough*


I was searching for the comment that didn't get the joke :D
 
2020-06-04 4:28:09 PM  

Devo Cornholiosky: Peki: *coughUEFIcough*

I was searching for the comment that didn't get the joke :D


I've been working IT long enough I got the joke. It's for the other folks in the thread that don't know the difference.
 
2020-06-04 4:39:48 PM  
Is the wireless version of the spec WFIA?
 
2020-06-04 8:52:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mugato: Don't do that. You're just going to cock it up. Witcher 3 isn't worth it.

Have a good graphics card, no need to overclock the CPU.


If you are playing at 1440p or higher you won't gain much by overclocking the CPU. Unless of course you are running something really old that is bottlenecking a 2080ti.
 
2020-06-04 9:07:22 PM  
Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
 
2020-06-04 11:21:24 PM  
So, they don't read fark. Sad.
 
2020-06-05 3:44:49 AM  

Peki: *coughUEFIcough*


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2020-06-05 10:47:28 AM  
Wow, I haven't thought about CPU overclocking since their early 2000s when CPU was still a real bottleneck. Seems like processors do a lot of work dynamically balancing power/thermal  to maximize performance when I need it by running cool the other 95% of the time. I'm not sure I'd want to go tinkering.
 
2020-06-05 11:05:15 AM  

Marcos P: madgonad: So for AMD - buy a $150 Ryzen 5, pay an extra $40 for a 450 motherboard instead of a 320, pay $40 for a nice air cooler (I'm not even suggesting liquid)

Or just buy a $230 Ryzen 7 and not worry about warranties, power usage, decreased lifespan, and random glitches?

There are even all in one liquids for cheap now I saw a coolermaster one on sale for 40$ once


Cheap liquids end up costing a lot more in the long run.
 
2020-06-05 3:25:51 PM  

Halli: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Mugato: Don't do that. You're just going to cock it up. Witcher 3 isn't worth it.

Have a good graphics card, no need to overclock the CPU.

If you are playing at 1440p or higher you won't gain much by overclocking the CPU. Unless of course you are running something really old that is bottlenecking a 2080ti.


This, at this point overclocking and by proxy water cooling really starts to run into similar territory as audiophiles. I game @ 4k and very rarely is it the CPU having to struggle. The 1080p on the other hand is working it's balls off.
If you're going with a cheap water cooling setup you'll get better results from a set of good Noctua fans and a good case and the expense of a good setup simply isn't really worth it in practical terms unless you want bragging rights to 44 Celsius BRAH!
 
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