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TwoPynts

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Easy OC Switch - new user
« on: 23-March-10, 21:38:25 »

Hi folks. I've never built a computer system before, but I've been using them for years. Don't flame me, but they've mostly been Macs. ;)

I'm going to be building a starter system for my son. Some parts I got free and others I've bought or am planning to. I just got my MSI mobo today and I noticed the Easy OC Switch featured on the box. I can't leave well enough alone and I hear the Regor 250 is pretty easy to overclock up to 3.6GHz using the stock cooler and voltage settings. :) Should I go through the bios to do this or can the Easy OC switch handle it just fine? How does it work?

Here's the breakdown - recently purchased components:

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz
MSI Micro ATC 785GM-E65 Motherboard
Corsair 400CX PSU
750 GB Seagate HD (on sale, same specs as the WD black)
Lite-On DVD Burner
Wireless Mouse
Logitech Wireless Keyboard
Wireless USB antenna (for now)

Still to get:
4GB DDR3 1333 RAM (prob. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series)
Monitor

Already had:
GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Vista Ultimate 64bit
Tempest Evo gaming Case

Thanks in advance for any tips you may have!  :hat tip:
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Re: Easy OC Switch - new user
« Reply #1 on: 23-March-10, 22:13:27 »

I think I'd just do it through the BIOS in your shoes. It's easy and gives more control.
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Re: Easy OC Switch - new user
« Reply #2 on: 23-March-10, 22:17:53 »

If you don't mind me being nosy, what sort of art director are you?
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Re: Easy OC Switch - new user
« Reply #3 on: 23-March-10, 22:19:29 »

Well, I've never even built a comp. before much less overclocked, but I take your point.
I just looked at the manual and it seems pretty straightforward, just adjust the switches for a 10%, 15% or 20% increase.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Easy OC Switch - new user
« Reply #4 on: 23-March-10, 22:31:27 »

 I haven't tried the Easy OC yet on my H55-GD65 (don't have RAM yet). I always manually OC in BIOS anyway but I do plan to experiment with it after I get the rig set up and running. Unless you try to push it to the limit a manual OC in BIOS is relatively easy for most people. Sometimes it can take a couple of weeks playing with settings and testing so don't expect any 20 minute miracle.  ;D
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