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Need help to OC my new gaming PC

pedroagf

New member
Hi all,

I recently bought a gaming PC from PCspecialist, but since im a bit new in this i could use some help to OC my CPU and GFX

This is the setup im running:

-Case FRACTAL MESHIFY C BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)

-Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-8700k (3.7GHz) 12MB Cache

-Motherboard ASUS® ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready

-Memory (RAM) 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)

-Graphics Card 11GB ASUS ROG STRIX GEFORCE GTX 1080 Ti - DVI, HDMI, DP

-1st Hard Disk 1TB WD BLACK 3.5" WD1003FZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

-1st M.2 SSD Drive 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3200MB/R, 1900MB/W)

-Power Supply CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

-Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

-Processor Cooling Corsair H100i V2 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

-Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

-Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

-Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)

-USB Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

-Operating System Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence

Hope you can help me with this, thanks for now

Cheers
Pedro
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
There are a million and 1 guides online, both as written articles and youtube videos. 3 key things to remember:

1) Every individual chip is different. There are no magic settings to use that will instantly give max possible performance to everyone

2) Be gradual and patient. Don't throw in big numbers and see what happens. Make small changes. Test. Another small, gradual change. Test again. etc

3) Do you actually need to overclock?

If you're already running games at very high settings with very good framerates, why use the extra electricity and risk your warranty?

Note that overclocking the GPU invalidates your warranty with PCS:
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?3284-Warranty-When-Overclocking!

There are ways to increase the GPU's performance without actually overclocking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQe6pEEtVI

A bit late now but PCS sell pre-overclocked systems where the overclock is covered by the warranty. May have been better to get one of those :)
 
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pedroagf

New member
There are a million and 1 guides online, both as written articles and youtube videos. 3 key things to remember:

1) Every individual chip is different. There are no magic settings to use that will instantly give max possible performance to everyone

2) Be gradual and patient. Don't throw in big numbers and see what happens. Make small changes. Test. Another small, gradual change. Test again. etc

3) Do you actually need to overclock?

If you're already running games at very high settings with very good framerates, why use the extra electricity and risk your warranty?

Note that overclocking the GPU invalidates your warranty with PCS:
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?3284-Warranty-When-Overclocking!

There are ways to increase the GPU's performance without actually overclocking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeQe6pEEtVI

A bit late now but PCS sell pre-overclocked systems where the overclock is covered by the warranty. May have been better to get one of those :)


Thanks for the fast response, well i dont actually need the OC at the moment im very happy with the FPS im getting, it was just curiosity and would like to know how it works, im running pubg at around 150/200 fps considering my monitor is 240hz.

Thanks for the advice i will let it be for now because its working very well this setup.

Cheers
Pedro
 

Oussebon

Multiverse Poster
That sounds like a pretty nice framerate, especially for PUBG from what little I hear I about it. Enjoy the new system :)
 
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