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Overclocking a i5 760

Question: Overclocking a i5 760

Hello, for a long while I were trying to find a good tutorial or a anwser to how to overclock a i5 760 @ 2.80GHz
and I dont really want to fry my CPU so im open for suggestions on how can I overclock it.
CPU cant handle new games and I dont really have money to get a better one...
Thanks in advance

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A Basic Guide to Overclocking

Before we begin, there are some things you need to understand;

1 There is NO safe overclocking. All overclocking involves some degree of risk.

2 There is no guarantee of an overclock. Just because someone else was able to OC the same cpu as you have to 3.6gig is NO guarantee you will be able to achieve the same overclock.

3 No overclock is worth anything unless it is a stable overclock. If it is not prime95 stable, it is NOT a stable overclock

4 Do not ask how much you can overclock your XXX cpu. There is no answer to this until you test in a systematic manner. It is like asking how long is a rope? You do not know until you measure it.

5 Do not ask about overclocking your dell, hp, gateway, compaq or other big box system. It is not going to happen. Just about ALL big box systems come with a bios that does not have overclocking options.

6 Chuck’s rule. Do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace.

If you are comfortable with the above, we can continue to attempt a stable OC of your system. The very first thing I would like you to do is read your manual. Become familiar with the bios menus and where settings are located. Each bios [and even each bios revision] can differ as to where settings are located. Giving you detailed instructions on where to find a given setting is just about impossible.

Next issue; the quality of your parts. A stable OC is highly dependent on the quality of your parts. Do not buy an ECS mothe... Read more

Answer:A Basic Guide to Overclocking. Read before posting Overclocking Questions

Also note that they must have significant cooling/air flow for a significant overclock.
And I think you made the message twice? I read the second half and it's exactly the same as the first half.
 

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I'm asking this because I'm getting a 1050Ti Overclocked, and I don't know if it goes to Overclocking automatically or with manual input.
So, if I get this out of the box and set it up, can I expect it to run normally with no overclocking?
 

Answer:Does Overclocking require a Overclocking program or BIOs settings to run?

Hello

Hopefully some of our members will chime in soon.

@Evan Omo @phillpower2
 

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Tom’s Hardware readers know all about overclocking, of course. In fact, many processor and graphics card reviews would be deemed incomplete without coverage of overclocking potential. Indeed, articles such as the System Builder Marathon series have a long history of specifically valuing performance achieved through overclocking rather than just through stock performance.

If you already consider yourself an enthusiast, pardon a bit of background here--we'll get into the nitty-gritty technical stuff in just a second.

What exactly is overclocking? In a nutshell, the term is used to describe running a component at a higher speed than its specification in an attempt to increase performance. Various computer components can be overclocked, including the processor, memory, and graphics card. And the degree of overclocking can include anything from simply procuring small gains from an inexpensive component all the way to seeking a level of performance way beyond what could even be purchased at that point in time.


Read more here.

Answer:How To: Overclocking Your AMD Processor : Introduction: The Basics Of Overclocking

great site Tom has, and not just for the OC'ers.... I find many well written reviews of products on that site. One of the first places I visit before buying a new piece of HW

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I'm pretty sure it's my overclocking. For the past couple months, I've been overclocking my CPU just slightly, and I notice the time displayed on the taskbar pushes ahead by several minutes every few days.

Just yesterday I upped the overclock slightly, and the time is pushing ahead a couple more minutes in even less time.

Any remedies?
 

Answer:Overclocking is overclocking my clock

The second one is most likely the school's firewall blocking the packets, or the port they come in on.
 

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Question: Overclocking help

this is my set up:
P5N32-SLI premium (motherboard)
Intel core 2 duo
DDR2 PC2-6400 1GBx2 dual channel. says 1.9-2.0v? don't know if that'll help at all.
500watt power supply.

Current settings:
FSB at 1500
multiplier 7x
memory ratio: sync mode
n/b strap cpu as: psb 1066
[email protected] data rate at 750. (came stock at 800 but due to ratio problems i can't figure out how to get it higher and still work i've tried increasing voltages but it doesn't help)
PCIe: all three set to 100mhs
SPP<-> MCP REF Clock: auto

i ran memtest95 for 45 minuets with everything everything passing although the cpu temperature was up at around 80-85C the whole time which probly isn't the best i should probly get a better cooling system right? can anyone help get it up higher? get the RAM to run at 800mghz instead or just any suggestions?
 

Answer:Overclocking help

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Hey all. I have an eMachine, Athlon 3000 (2.17), 1 gig of RAM and a Radeon 9200 3d Card, 160GB HD.

I play online games and my performance is usually above average and I'm wondering if overclocking could make it even better.

I am aware of the risks, as a friend of mine has friend two motherboards doing this. Any info would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Overclocking. Can I? Should I?

yes overclocking would make games run much better. So if you want to overclock you should look at the overclocking guide just on top of this thread and then if you have questions post them.
 

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Question: OverClocking

I have a question... sorry for putting up two posts in one week, but I was wondering My processor is a dual core 2.7Ghz AMD Athlon 7750.. and I wana over clock it to 3Ghz.. So what i would do is go to JumpfreeConfig in Bios and change that to 230 Which is 3Ghz or 3.02Ghz er something like that.. What eles would be required to be changed.. I heard voltages or something like that, can someone give some advce on waht would be the correct way to over clock my processor to 3Ghz without getting a blue screen>
 

Answer:OverClocking

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I got an old IBM 600 Laptop from a friend who didn't want it anymore with a Pentium II 266 mhz processor running windows XP on it. Despite already having a new laptop that I am currently using, I was wondering if I could give this one a boost in performance just out of curiousity in seeing how much I can really overclock this machine. Any tips on how I can do this? Thanks
 

Answer:IBM 600 Overclocking

Old laptops with the pentium and pentium 2 prcessors like that
usually used jumpers on the motherboard to set the multiplier
and front side bus frequency.
I don't remember them even being overclockable,but do remember
having problems trying to get one to boot while trying to find
the proper configuration for the processor I was using.
In any case,it would take taking the laptop apart to even try.
 

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I have read posting on overclocking. I understand it all but this is really my first time doing it. I need alittle bit more direction though because I dont want to mess anything up...Maybe you can help me more if I tell you my system. It is my first custom Comp.

I have a
AMD 3700+San Diego 1Ghz Socket 939...Operating Frequency is 2.2ghz...L1 is 64kb+64Kb...L2 is 1mb
Process Type is 90nm....Volts is 1.35/1.4...and it is an Amd 64

The mobo is an Asus a8n sli premium board

My Ram is (2x512mb)pc3200 ...One is Kingston the other is MSI

And the Graphics card which probebly doesnt matter is a geforce 6600

If you could help me at all, it would be greatly appreciated...

Thank you,
Newman
[email protected]
 

Answer:Help With overclocking

A great guide to read is this one http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=52812

a couple of questions tho,

Why do you want or feel the need to overclock with a powerful system as you have now? or is it just to try?

Personally and this is my thoughts on Overclocking these days, PCs are much more powerful than they have ever been, especially in the latest and greatest specs that its not really needed in real world, business or gaming software senarios, I would rather a stable pc over one that may BSOD at any point.





I need alittle bit more direction though because I dont want to mess anything up...Click to expand...

I would only personally advise Overclocking if you can afford to replace the parts if they fail due to the stresses placed on them.
 

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hello,
my question is what is "OVERCLOCKING",and how will it help your computer?
 

Answer:overclocking?????????????

Overclocking is the process of making various components of your computer run at faster speeds than they do when you first buy them. For instance, if you buy a Pentium 4 3.2GHz processor, and you want it to run faster, you could overclock the processor to make it run at 3.6GHz., it can be done with video cards and RAM too, read ace's OCing guide at the top of the forum..
 

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Question: Overclocking,

Hey guys,

I've been overclocking my computer for the past year, and i have found what i believe is a very stable overclock i don't really belive in overvolting so i didn't overvolt anything.
I am going to attach a picture of all my, system temperatures and volts and clocks and i just wanted some more oppions on how good this overclock really is and if its even worth it, thanks guys.
By the way i saw that crjdriver made a thread on overclocking so it would be nice to also get his input on this.
 

Answer:Overclocking,

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Question: help overclocking

What are the multiples i put in to overclock my AMD FX55 watercooled
 

Answer:help overclocking

i guess no one is smart enough?
 

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Question: Overclocking

I got a lil information on how do i overclock on my pc :
http://www.cyb3rglitch.com/tutorials/Overclock-CPUs-RAM/
and i noticed that, they are actually overclocking with dual core & i got quad core, so im unsure about overclocking. hope you guys could help me to overclock my pc

My spec :

Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8600 @ ( 2.50ghz 4 CPUs), ~2.5ghz
Ram : 5.00gb
Graphic Card : Nvidia Geforce GT120
Window Vista 64bit , System Pack 1.
 

Answer:Overclocking

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Hy i need help for overclocking my processor...

My pc:
Motherboard:NF4K8AB
Processor:sempron 2800+ current speed 1,72 ghz wanted speed atleast 2 ghz
Ram:kingstone 1,5 gb ddr400

Fabric speed is 1600 mhz iw clocked it on 1,72 if i go up PC wont start..
HT:x4
HT link:860mhz
PCIex bus 100mhz
Bus speed:current 215mhz max 325
Multyplayer:x8
 

Answer:Need Overclocking help

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Question: Overclocking ram

I got a intel DX58SO motherboard, with a core i7 920 processor, and 6 gigs of corsair xms3 ram at supposidly at 1600 mhz at 8-8-8-24 at 1.65v , my motherboard is reading it as 1067 mhz at a different latencies, i tried changing it but it crashed my system, for some reason the motherboard comes with a jumper, its supposidly config, normal and reset, havent dealed with this before, but i guess change to config when i want to change and change to normal when i use. any ideas on how to get to 1600 mhz or is that it?
 

Answer:Overclocking ram

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Question: overclocking

Ok this is what I got:

Nvidia AN8 Ultra motherboard, AMD 3700 processor,
1 gig ram, 250 gig SATA harddrive, nvidia 6600 graphics

Windows XP professional SP2 fully patched & upgraded

It runs like a dream, I have no complaints but some1 told me that you can safely overclock AMD processors by 10% is this true?

I have the AMD CPU fan that came with the chipset, so I don't wanna risk burning it out.

If it can be done I know it has to be done in BIOS, but I am a newbie & don't know how. I know it is something to do with multiples, but could some one give me an idiots guide?

This site has really helped me in the past - Thanks!
 

Answer:overclocking

oops sorry just noticed the overclocking section. I'll understand if you move my post!
 

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Question: Amd overclocking

right would it be a gd idea to overclock a AMD sempron 2600+ (socket A) and if i could but would i get it up to in Mhz it runs at 1.82 Mhz at the moment
 

Answer:Amd overclocking

More information is needed please! Idle Temp? Load Temp?

More importantly, do you know what current FSB you are running at or what your CPU multiplyer is?
 

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Question: On To Overclocking

Ok as you can see in my post about my cooling i have fixed it and get good temps... now i decided to oc... i have limited ocing options because of stupid ECS mobos... anyway... all i can edit is my FSB and my mem voltage... mem voltage is up all the way (2.65v) and my fsb will do fine at 220... but when i go above it... say 225 i get errors in prime 95... i read the ocing guide again and tried s&m which is running.... i usually get no errors in s&m but errors in prime95 what should i do?
specs are in my sig...
edit: this means i am running at 2.25GHz...
edit2: temps are 40/58 idle/load at 2.2GHz
 

Answer:On To Overclocking

heres is my CPUz report
http://members.cox.net/impatrickstar2/cpuz.htm
 

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should i use rivatuner or go through bios?
i got a gtx 550 ti.
 

Answer:Overclocking GPU & CPU

Any overclock should be done in the bios then tested for stability.

Remember do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace. There is NO safe overclock.
 

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I need to speed up my 1995 100mhz pentium processor,
is it possible?
Do i change settings in bios or is there software required.
thnx for input rylenf
 

Answer:Overclocking how to?

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Question: HP Overclocking

I recently bought an Envy Phoenix with a 5820k in it, and I am looking to do some overclocking. I would like to mention comes with HP closed-loop water cooling, which I know nothing about. I was wondering how far I should overclock the 5820k (I heard it was a beast) with the HP cooling (is it even good?) and how to overclock on the HP motherboard. Thanks for your help!!

Answer:HP Overclocking

PhoeNiX777, welcome to the forum. You can go into the BIOS to find the section for Overclocking.  As to how far can the processor be OC'd? -- it depends on the processor.  I have never found two processors that OC the same.  The best policy is to take it in small increments.  This will assure that it doesn't overheat too much.  HEAT is your enemy.  The liquid cooling will make a lot of difference, but it still has its limitations. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Question: Overclocking

Well, I'm getting a new computer.I'm just wondering are there any guides on how to overclock it to its potential?I want it to be really good, but not too good that it will shorten the life span of the computer.Also, is there software I have to purchase?

Answer:Overclocking

Honestly, the overclocking features on manufactured computers like Dell, HP etc are very small... So really unless your getting a new board with it you might have to stick with program side overclocking.

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Question: Overclocking?

hi.

in my bios, i have the option to alter fsb multiplier 100-280, its currently at 166 giver amd athlon speed 2600, what do i have to alter in order to increase cpu speed?

Answer:Overclocking?

You can increase the speed of your cpu by increasing the system clock speed and the multiplier. If you want 2.3 GHz, set your clock to 200 and the multiplier to 11.5 (11.5 * 200MHz = 2300Mhz). I have a 2500 set at 200/11.5 so it should work for your 2600. Make sure your motherboard will support a 400 Mhz fsb though.

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hello sorry but i werent sure what was the most relevent forum to put this in.i have a phenomx4 9850 black edition cpu and want to overclock it but ive no idea what to do to make it happen.also when i do id like to know how far i can push it from its stock 2.4ghz speed without the need for extra cooling.i done a bit of reading up and i know they are made for OC'ing but i dont know the process of actually doing it.

if i can get it up from 2.4ghz to 2.8-to-3ghz ideally that would be great.thanks in advance.
 

Answer:overclocking my cpu

steveg123 said:


id like to know how far i can push it from its stock 2.4ghz speed without the need for extra cooling.Click to expand...

That all depends on how long you want to run the processor before you fry it.

http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=263753

A good guide for overclocking. Use it at your own risk.
 

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Question: overclocking

hi there!
can any body tell me,wich programm i can use
to overclock my nividia mx440 64 mb savely?
thanks for help.matrix
 

Answer:overclocking

Before doing or downloading anything read more here :

http://www.overclockers.com/articles725
 

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Hi, I'm running:
Windows 8.1
Asus Z97 Pro mobo
Intel I7 4770K
Plextor 256gb pcie SSD and additional data drives.

Hi, I'm trying to overclock my 4770k to 4.5ghz... but I keep getting whea_uncorrectable_error and the system crashes. I've tried Asus AI suite 3 which automatically overclocks to 4.1ghz but again I get the same error, this is my first time with overclocking so would appreciate any advice or settings etc, many thanks, David.
 

Answer:New to overclocking... please help.

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Question: Overclocking

I just learned what overclocking is and I want to do it and want to no how. Can anyone help me overclock my CPU to run faster, This is on my windows 98 computer which has a MII Processor that is all I no.
 

Answer:Overclocking

O ya also, I don't think I have a motherboard manual because when I bought the computer it come completely built already.
 

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Question: About Overclocking

This is my CPU specs. and temerature. i wonder if I can overclock it more to like 3.2Ghz but I am not sure about safe temp cause I am using stock cooler. can someone tell me that. Btw in this photo i was running it at full usage: windows 7. skype, minecraft server, minecraft client
 

Answer:About Overclocking

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Question: overclocking

Hi,
I have a couple of computers in our network of about 100 they are running Windows XP and office 2003. When I turn these two computers on the come up with a message in red: "Warning!!! The previous overclocking had failed, and the system will restore its default setting. Press any key to continue..."
down the bottom of the screen it also give the option of DEL for the setup menu and F11 for the boot menu. There are also a few lines of information above the red message, but I don't think that is relevent. Unfortunatly no keys seem to work and turning the computer off and on again yeilds the same results. I have opened up th computers and removed the little watch battery and put it back in again. I have also removed and put back the RAM. After this both computers seem to work fine for a couple of days. Then the same message comes back again. The computers were purchased in 2009 and were supplied by CDM. Any suggestions?
Thanks.
P.S. this is my first time on a Forum.
 

Answer:overclocking

Also I forgot.
I entered BIOS and selected the fail safe settings just now. Will this work or should I try something else?
 

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Question: Overclocking Help

I have a Compaq Presario CQ61-107TU laptop. It has an intel celeron 900 2.2 Ghz processor. What I wanted to know was if I can and is it safe to overclock the processor so I get a frequency of 2.4 Ghz. I only want to overclock the cpu to 2.4 Ghz to reduce risk. Any help at all will be much appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Overclocking Help

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Question: Overclocking Help

Hiya technical guru's, i've been building, repairing, mainting, and using pc's for about 9 years, but i've never overclocked before and and kinda stuck.

machine spec
msi k8t neo motherboard, amd athlon 64 2800+, 1.5 gb ram (3 unbranded oem chips), nvidia geforce 6600 GT 256mb.

i've read a few different posts including the one on here and tried to overclock in small intervals, but if i do i get a blue screen saying MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION.

default settings; fsb 200, vcore 1.550, memory voltage 2.55 and agp voltage 1.55, i tried changing this to; fsb 205, vcore 1.550, memory voltage 2.60, and agp voltage 1.55, but got the blue screen.

this happens regardless of the settings i choose, wild stab in the dark could it be the memory sticks i have are incompatible, i'm thinking of getting gell or corsair anyway.

thx in advance, snipe!
 

Answer:Overclocking Help

First read this..http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=52812

What are you trying to run ( 205 x what ) ??? Have you tryed OCing by X ?? My gess is the CPU has vary low stock voltage compared to the amount it needs to be stable at stock speeds..so upping the core V a bit should help... and iv never seen mem that dident OC by at least 10MHz on stock voltage...
 

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Question: Overclocking USB?

I downloaded a patch to speed up the polling rate for your USB ports. Is it safe? I have USB2. Would it affect transfer rates of my USB1.1 thumbdrive?
 

Answer:Overclocking USB?

Im kinda fizzy on the whole USB overclocking thing but a freind of mine has his USB overclocked ( donno how far he has it OCed ) but he sais it makes his USB mouse a lot smoother....I'l ask him about it next time I talk to him ......
 

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I just saw a post on overclocking a gameboy, and I got me thinking could you overclock a ps2? I know you can adjust the laser voltage by changing the pots or sumthing on the laser, but is there any other way, like reducing loading times and other things.
 

Answer:overclocking a ps2?

Hmm, why would you want to change the laser voltage?

You could overclock it, in theory, but it'd require a lot of hardware hacking. Unless someone has done it before, you'll be pretty much feeling around in the dark.
 

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Question: HeLP, OVERCLOCKING

I have an asus A7N8X
When i turn on my computer, it says system failed due to overclocking or something like that, i dont know what that means or whats going on but i cant use my computer, please help ;-(
 

Answer:HeLP, OVERCLOCKING

i tryed searching to see if anyone had the same problem and it seems a lot of people who have asus had this problem, but it seems like i can find the salution, i really dont know what to do and um so lost
 

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Okay so here is the problem, I can not get my core i7 920 to overclock past 3.39ghz. I have a zalman 9900 (specs) air cooler and have heard of people taking it much higher than this with this CPU fan. It wont even boot past that, just shuts down. Any suggestions, mainly I just want to get it past 3.5 to bench mark it for a second then switch it back?
 

Answer:i7 920 Overclocking, help!?

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Question: Overclocking

Hi,

..i want to overclock my pc but unfortunately i know very little about overclocking, and from the few posts that i read on the web, i think its no easy task! i will appreciate if someone can take it step by step with me, i need to know what settings to change, what software do i need? how to check temperature/voltage/stability...etc? how to overclock my video card too if possible? (yes, newb stuff )

thx

Specs:
Gigabyte GA-945G-S3
Core2Duo E4500 2.2GHz/800FSB/2MB
1x2GB Kingstone DDR2 Memory/800
1x1GB Kingstone DDR2 Memory/667
Gigabyte 7600GS 256MB

Mobo:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2357
 

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Ok have a Dell Dimension 5150 and i want to overclock the cpu which is a P4 3.00ghz. I have good cooling in my computer so thats not a problem.

I basically want to know what has to be done to bump it up a bit?

I looked at the overclocking guide and got a little lost .

Any help would be great.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Need help on my cpu overclocking...

well since its a dell... you cant overclock in the bios... try downloading clockgen or softfsb... you dont need much to oc
 

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Question: Overclocking

I just purchased an Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 at 2.40 GHz and I'm hearing that a lot of people are getting excellent results when they overclock it. To be honest, I've never overclocked my CPU before and wanted to see if any of you can help me out so that I don't fry my processor by guessing.

Motherboard: ABIT IB9

Thanks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Overclocking

If you are running on air, you can go from th estock 2.4 up to the region of 2.8, maybe higher. I run on w/c and cn get 3.5 happily. As far as the o/c goes, you just need to go to BIOS and increase the fsb a little at a time, and make sure the system runs properly. generally if you increase FSB by 10 or so, and keep going slowly, you will find a point that works for you. Make sure you monitor temps for the CPU, and test after each clock to make sure its running ok. What I have done before, to save time, is take it up a small increment at a time, and just see if win boots. If it does, check temps are not too high, and every 3rd or 4th clock run 3dmark or something similar. This gives a good idea of whether its fairly stable. Once I reach a point that seems to be limiting, then run a few more tests to stress the system and make sure all is good.
BUT... dont clock if yo uare not prepared to kill your CPU< GPU< mobo, memory, and PSU, along with hard drives for good measure. I dont mean that you will lose everything, but that if you clock and it goes wrong, all warranties are void, and you can end up with a pile of junk that used to be a pride and joy.
 

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Question: Overclocking

Hello all,

I was wondering about overclocking. I have a FOXCONN WinFast K7S741GXMG-6L motherboard with a sempron 2400+ processor on an old pc and wanted to tinker around with the settings in order to make it go faster. I am a complete noob when it comes to this! Can someone give me any help, advice on how to go about this please or point me in the direction of any good sites to look at.

Thanks in advance
 

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Question: re-overclocking

Its is an Intel socket 775 mobo DG965OT.Not really sure of the brand name of the fans but the case is being shipped to me as we speak.The case was listed as 824-series Mid tower case with temp LCD and 500 watt power supply.Also says its ideal for the people who like to overclock their processors.
 

Answer:re-overclocking

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Question: Overclocking Help

I have an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with stock speed of 1.8 GHz. I have successfully overclocked it to 2.34 GHz, but I know that I can get past 2.4 GHz. The HT clock is down to 3 times (600 MHz), the multiplier is at 9*, and the FSB is at 260. The memory is at 3-3-3-8-2, and is set at 100 MHz. Obviously, since I have raised the FSB, the memory is around 130 MHz. I need help getting to 2.4 GHz, because I have hit a wall at 2.34 GHz!
 

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Question: overclocking

can i over clock a 1.6aghz northwood p4 on an intel d845grg mobo
thanks
 

Answer:overclocking

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Question: Overclocking My PC

Hi,

I have got this new motherboard MSI motherboard K9N Neo–F V3 and an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.20 GH'z

How can i overclock my computer?
And how much should i overclock it by?

I have searched on google but there isnt any relevent website i can find about it
 

Answer:Overclocking My PC

Overclocking your PC is something many enthusiasts do to gain a 'free' performance boost. I've done it on mine several times and have been very pleased with the results. That being said, overclocking is not for everyone, and certainly not for every machine. To be a successful overclocker you need to be patient, and realistic. Don't expect to get Crysis to play at 100fps with a 5 year old video card, because it ain't gonna happen.

Here are a couple of basic links to get you started on the understanding of how it works, and what is possible.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/pages/overclock_faq/

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/newbie-oc-guide.html

Here are a few rules-of-thumb I tend to stick by:

1 - Heat is the enemy - make sure you have good cooling in your PC
2 - Baby steps - increase the clocks a little bit at a time and TEST them before going any further
3 - One thing at a time - only alter one setting at a time, so if something goes wrong, you know the last thing you did
4 - Hope for the best, but don't expect it - All hardware has it's limitations, and every piece will yield different results. Don't be disappointed if you end up with 10mhz less than the guy next door, and don't be too surprised if you get 50mhz more.

Hope this helps!
 

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Question: Overclocking help

Hey guys...so ok im new here and i need help...i came across your forum and figured was best place i could get help with my desktop.

I've got a HP Pavilion 061 ES067AA-ABU a1429.uk
though this could be a a1020.uk(it says a1429.uk in properties of my comp but online its specs read as a1020.uk)
another reason this thing confuses me lol...anyway

Its got an AMD Athlon 3200+ that is a 2GHz cpu clocking at 1.99GHz
and it also has 1.5gig of ram....i need to know how to over clock the CPU.
:banghead

I already know that i wont get much more juice out of this CPU but id like it over the 2gig mark please. It has knowhere to overclock it in its bios and nothing I can see on the motherboard...so is there anything else out there i can use that would do it...and if so...how the hell do i use it pleaseeeee

I'll bow down before any computer god that gets me over 2.1GHz on me CPU lol
 

Answer:Overclocking help

What PLL does the motherboard have? To give you a rough idea of potential my brothers socket A 3200+ hits 2.4Ghz easy.
 

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Question: overclocking

How do you overclock a computer?
 

Answer:overclocking

The best advice i can give you rather than repeat many articles and my own experience is to check sites like this: http://www.overclockers.com/ Use whatever search engine you prefer but there are some great sites for learning this. You should also check your processor and motherboard forums for some good advice.
 

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Question: Overclocking.

hi

ok when ever i have a go at overclocking my e6600, when i have set the settings in bios and f10 to save and restart, when it boots (before i reach the mobo screen) i get a constant beep. like the one you always get on startup, but this ones constant and i have to shut down my pc and turn it on again, when i get on it the second time it changed the overclock back to stock values :S

whats going wrong hear.?
 

Answer:Overclocking.

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I have Overclocked my AMD 64 3000+ to 2.6Ghz but was wondering how far I can push this? I guess just increasing it step by step until the dreaded Blue Screen Of Death happens.

What do you guys think?
 

Answer:Overclocking AMD 64

i overclocked my AMD Athlon 64 3200+ from 2.0Ghz to 2.4Ghz, any higher than that and my system won't boot...(overclocking from the BIOS)
 

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ive recently bought a new computer nothing special but not bad i dont think, anyway id like to over clock the cpu, that is if i can learn how. But anywy im just wandering if i can do that with this machine its an asus board with a core2duo e4400 with an 8800gts oc video and 2, 1 gig sticks of kingston value ram.
 

Answer:overclocking

o ya sorry i forgot the ram is ddr2 667 mhz
 

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Question: OverClocking

hmmm whenever i work with a computer or leme rephrase that whenever i worked on a computer the bios had a built in overclocking feature where you just inputted a multiplier number and it would apply it, recently i bought a acer aspire 5100 and i tried overclocking it because the cpu is at 2.0 ghz right now and it has 2gb ram i want to overclock it to like 2.66ghz and 3.0ghz if it can go up to that much. i have adequite cooling meaning it wont over heat. well i checked the bios and there was no spot to enter a multipier just gives u the cpu name and the cpu's speed can anyone tell me if theres a diagnostic tool or something that i can download and run if theres like app i need to install or something or is it that this mobo can't overclock? i really need to overclock cause its got 256mb of shared vid card 2gb ram and vista ultimate on it someone help please?
 

Answer:OverClocking

bump help please?
 

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aight well heres the deal...i figured out there really is no newer cpu for my machine that would make a bit of a difference...so now i wanna over clock mine and see what i can get out of it...also i can get another cpu just like the one i have fairly cheap on ebay...so i figured to just buy a few at a next to nothing price and see what i get out of them!..lol yeah i know, it sounds fun huh...see i dont wanna get a new mb and cpu and all that because not too long ago i just paid for a bios update, that cost me 60, and bought ram a while before that...going from 512 to 1.5gigs...so knowing that all would pretty much be wasted if i got a new mb, im just not gonna do it! i was wanting to get a decent cpu but can not...

i know how to overclock my cpu in the bios...but it acts different once windows starts, or tries to start! lol

if i only take it up just a few...it starts just fine....plays battlefield 2....but sometimes my machine locks up...im thinkin thats my cpu, due to the over clocking.

now if i turn it up even more say take my 2.53 and it'll be running at 2.9 or so then i get an error in the windows start saying the my configuration data has been currupted or missing...something like that anyway...

tried to reset the configuration data in the bios, but it doesnt make a difference when it starts....but once i take the cpu back down...it starts fine with no errors... done this a few times just to see if it could be anything else.

so really one of my questions is,... Read more

Answer:new to overclocking and need some help

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I read through the intro to overclocking and found it very useful, and I can understand why overclocking/cooling the CPU and RAM take precedence over the other components - except the GPU. It seems to me that the new generations, not so new any more, of video cards are basically becoming miniature motherboards with processors and memory of their own. If one wanted to overclock for gaming purposes (why else?), why shouldn't overclocking the GPU be the primary concern and overclocking the CPU be only secondary?
 

Answer:Overclocking the GPU

Mongoose said:





I read through the intro to overclocking and found it very useful, and I can understand why overclocking/cooling the CPU and RAM take precedence over the other components - except the GPU. It seems to me that the new generations, not so new any more, of video cards are basically becoming miniature motherboards with processors and memory of their own. If one wanted to overclock for gaming purposes (why else?), why shouldn't overclocking the GPU be the primary concern and overclocking the CPU be only secondary?Click to expand...

Because a game doesn't just use the GPU. The only thing the video card ram is used for is textures and pixel shader work, most every thing else is done in system ram via the CPU. Video games push in every direction in a system. A 9800GTX will be useless in a system with only 1GB of ram. The same 9800GTX will be just as useless in a single CPU 2Ghz system. On the other hand a quad core CPU at 3Ghz would be useless for gaming if the only videocard in the system was a 7300gt. The trick is to find a nice balance all around . But I see what your getting at. Most systems tend to have weaker video cards, at least compared to there CPU ram size/speeds.
 

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need help with Overclocking... the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L iG31 Socket 775 with a Intel E4500 2.2Ghz Core2Duo
the mobo supports in BIOS but when i enabled it as to be able to change bus frequency it had warning lights flashing saying Voltages not set !!!!

it appears that ive got to manually change the voltages but I dont know which ones and what too?
the FSB is 200Mhz and multiplier is 11x

Its a HIPER 425w PSU and has:
Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L iG31 Socket 775 motherboard
2.2Ghz Core2Duo E4500
2Gb RAM
1 DVD Ram drive
1 IDE hard drive
1 PCI-E nVidia 8600GT (draws power from motherboard)

ive read many others on ebuyer reviews saying theyve overclocked to 3Ghz with stock HSF with no problems.. this is what Im looking at getting...
also I would like to overclock the 8600GT as it has the options to...

any help greatly appreciated
THANKS
 

Answer:Overclocking help....

with overclocking its not only the fsb and/or multiplier you have to change, you have to increase the voltage to support the higher frequency.

i highly suggest you look up a bit about overclocking before you screw your pc up =]
 

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i have a ati radeon 9250 256mb graphics card with the radeon omega drivers catalyst 6.05 (since that is the highest i can get from guru3d or omegadrivers....i want to know how i can overclock my graphics card so it can have a better performance and smoother gameplay on call of duty 2 because im getting realy bad lag when it comes to fog and smoke in the game...anyways my computer is a dell dimension 3000...pretty old, but i added 1 gb of ram and a graphics card...so please help and thanks....plus, i dont want to overheat my computer if its possible....because this is the only computer i have...
 

Answer:need help overclocking

ATItool would be your best bet. I believe the 9200 and 9600 series are overclock locked but the omaga drivers and ATItool are able to get around the lock. Also have you tried disabling the fog/smoke in COD2? Even overclocked a 9200 is to weak for COD2 (IMO) perhaps a newer/faster card is in order ?
 

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Question: Overclocking

The Bios for my rig is grayed out on my K8NGM2. How can i gain access to OC the AMD 64 3200 + Socket 939? :bangheadconfuseduke
 

Answer:Overclocking

I am not sure why you cannot access your bios but there are software utilities to o/c your cpu, one being ClockGen

http://www.cpuid.com/clockgen.php#about
 

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hi i just overclocked my amd 3800 2.0ghz to 2.3 ghz from the system bios. all i did was increase the ghz dial and thats about it . is this correct in overclocking? 2.3 was as high as it would go.
 

Answer:OverClocking my amd

If your using stock cooling, I wouldn't go much higher. But yes, raising your MHz is all that you really need to do. I would keep an eye on your CPU temps to be safe.
 

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Question: Overclocking...

With my 1GB of samsung DDR memory i had my AMD 64 +3000 running at 2.37GHZ (262*9) HT was on 4x and memory set to ddr333.

I recently bought Corsair 2GB DDR XMS4000PT TwinX Memory and want to overclock my processor again but when i try to my system either doesnt boot or gives me errors. I'm not a pro at overclocking so if somebody could point me in the right direction please.

What speed should i have the memory running at, its ddr500 so should i have it running at that speed or lower it when overclocking?

My motherboard:
ABIT Fatal1ty AN8 SKT 939 NVIDIA® nForce4 Ultra M/B

Memory:
Corsair 2GB DDR XMS4000PT TwinX

CPU:
AMD 64 +3000 - default speed of 1.81ghz at 200mhz
 

Answer:Overclocking...

The best advice here: BABY STEPS!!!!

If you are upping your clock speeds and getting errors, or failing to boot, you've OC'd TOO MUCH, and can damage your system. You should set them to defaults, then up the clock speed little by little, testing each increment under load. If you experience crashes or instability, then step it back down to a speed that ran smoothly.

If you're experiencing these crashes at default, then there may be another problem, and you should post back.
 

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Question: Overclocking AMD

I just bought GTA 4, but my CPU speed is 0.4 GHZ less than the minimum (per say by Wiki).

How would I be able to overclock my processor? Is 0.4ghz a bit leap?

This is my processor:
Athlon64 X2
3800+ / 2.0 Ghz
 

Answer:Overclocking AMD

Bump.
 

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I purchased my laptop from IBUYPOWER.com and I wasn't sure if they set it up to overclock or not.
 

Answer:How do I tell if I am overclocking?

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Ok so I have a q6600. A BFG nForce 680i LT motherboard. and 4gb of G-Skill 800mhz ram.

I tried overclocking and went to 2.8 ghz, did a ntune stress test and everything was fine. That was last night, tonight I tried going to 3.0 and everything was good. I went to 3.2 but windows wouldn't start so went back to 3.0.

I tried Prime95, after a few moments I got a BSOD. Now I'm wondering what do I need to increase. I have the voltage increased one level for the cpu only. It is at 1.1688v.

I have not touched the RAM. Do I increase the RAM speed or what voltages do I increase?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Help with Overclocking.

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Question: Overclocking a p3

Hey there
It would seem lately that my computer is getting an upgrade.
I now have a program that formats usb drives as ram, but what about the processor?

How would i go about overclocking a 700mhz P3 processor to run at 800mhz or possibly up to 1ghz?

I have heard of people overclocking 450mhz to 1ghz, but i would like to know how to do it, as well as the damages that it may have on my computer

Cheers all

James
 

Answer:Overclocking a p3

Quote from crjdriver (because he still hasn't had the time to create that overclock sticky thread :
First of all, there is no "safe" overclocking. Even experienced overclockers sometimes fry parts. You do understand overclocking voids your warranty, correct?

The very first rule of overclocking is; "Do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace"
If you understand that concept and are comfortable with it, we can continue.

First read your manual and become familiar with the bios settings and where they are located. Each bios is different so no one can give you exact instructions on where you will find any given setting.

Now find your pci lock/setting and set it at 100 not auto. This locks the pci-e and pci bus so you are not overclocking it also. Note some boards have separate settings for pci-e and pci. If so, pci is set at 33 and pci-e at 100; again every bios is different.

Next find your ram speed and set it one speed lower; ie if ddr2 800, set it for 667. Save settings and restart. Now enter the bios again and find your fsb [front side bus] from the stock 333 to something like 345 or so. Save settings and restart. Now run a stability app like prime95. If you get no errors in prime95 after 20min or so, restart and again enter the bios. Up the fsb again and restart; repeat the stability test. Keep doing this until you find errors in prime95. Once you do get an error, you now have a choice. You can backoff to a known stable OC or if you... Read more

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Question: Overclocking

I had an individual come to me last week with a computer that was acting stupid. The problems turned out to be alot of trojans/spyware programs wreaking havoc. NOW, though, the same guy phones me up and said he has noticed that when his computer first starts booting, the cpu speed is reported as 233mhz instead of 350 which I KNOW it should be. Now, I realize that the P2 350s cannot be overclocked, so I cannot just overclock it back to 350. What can I do to correct this problem. ?

I realize the CPU STILL could be running at 350 but there has to be a reason why it is reporting only 233. He also said it is running slower than it should be.
 

Answer:Overclocking

P2s can be overclocked, just not as easily as other processors. There should be jumpers on the motherboard that allow you to select the frequency.

Now, I can't imagine why it would suddenly LOSE 100MHz+. These settings are kept at a LOW level. Maybe a jumper came off, or a DIP switch was accidentally flipped. I would check the motherboard's manual and ensure these hardware settings are where they should be.

You could aslo try replacing the CMOS battery. I'm not sure whether it will help or not, but it will stop problems that are soon to surface (if the battery is as old as the CPU), and is a cheap and easy preventive measure to take.
 

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I am currently running an AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core Processor. 4 Gb RAM, 2.2ghz.

I want to increase the number of gigahertz on each of my CPU's. How can i go about overclocking my system in a safe and easy way maybe to about 3 or 3.2.

I am going to buy those cooler things yu put over our cpu if it is recommended.

Second questions is i was talking to someone, he said that you can choose in a quad core prossessor what CPU's you would like to go what. Just say i wanted two of my CPU's to contribute to gaming how would i go about this.

Easiest solution's please.
 

Answer:OverClocking My Cpu.

There is no absolutely safe way to OC your CPU. There is also no guarantee that your CPU can be overclocked a certain amount. Even if you get all the cooling in the world, it can become unstable without overheating. There are many threads regarding overclocking..
I'll take the privilege to quote one of our pro members, crjdriver:
First of all, there is no "safe" overclocking. Even experienced overclockers sometimes fry parts. You do understand overclocking voids your warranty, correct?

The very first rule of overclocking is; "Do not overclock with parts you cannot afford to replace"
If you understand that concept and are comfortable with it, we can continue.

First read your manual and become familiar with the bios settings and where they are located. Each bios is different so no one can give you exact instructions on where you will find any given setting.

Now find your pci lock/setting and set it at 100 not auto. This locks the pci-e and pci bus so you are not overclocking it also. Note some boards have separate settings for pci-e and pci. If so, pci is set at 33 and pci-e at 100; again every bios is different.

Next find your ram speed and set it one speed lower; ie if ddr2 800, set it for 667. Save settings and restart. Now enter the bios again and find your fsb [front side bus] from the stock 333 to something like 345 or so. Save settings and restart. Now run a stability app like prime95. If you get no errors in prime95 after 20min or so, rest... Read more

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Question: No overclocking

Hey again,
my dads computer wont overclock when playing games or wathcing videos on youtube
it has a NVIDIA Riva TNT2/TNT2 PRO (Microsoft corporation) according to DXDIAG.EXE

when i try to update the driver which states that it fixes up no overclocking the setup says it cant find any drivers that are relevant to updating and then it exits.

any help??
 

Answer:No overclocking

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Question: Overclocking

I have a Hp laptop, Nvidia card (all info under my profile) , I want to overclock my card but dont know how to do it. I recently installed a driver with a more intuitive interface for this but am clueless as to how to do it.
http://laptopvideo2go.com/drivers/vista/177.98 <<< new driver.
I want to do this to improve my frame rate in WOW. Is this really dangerous and how do I do this.. Thank You in advance
 

Answer:Overclocking

With a desktop I would say overclock away.....BUT
Do not overclock a laptop.
 

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I have my E6550 oc'ed to 3.18 and I just bought 4 new sticks of ram. Should i put my Cpu at stock speeds before putting in my new ram?
 

Answer:Overclocking and new ram

Propably you should, and then clock the CPU with the memory up again.
 

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Question: Overclocking

I get the basic idea of overclocking, but what are the benifits on a slightly older computer with mid range amd athlon and a mid range nvidia graphics card? Both have been used for a couple of years without being overclocked, and i was wondering if by doing this could they just pack in? Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Overclocking

Note that by OCing you:
Void any warranties left(exceptions exist)
CAN destroy your parts, can achieve percentual performance boost
Will increase the temperatures of your parts and the inside of the case
Will be using quite a while perfecting you OC, if you want any real, BENEFICIAL effects...
 

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Question: CPU Overclocking

Hi all here is the problem. I recently put in a PIII 1Ghz processor in a Dell Dimension L700CXE. It only clocks at 750 Mhz. The original CPU was a celeron 700Mhz CPU. How can I get the full clock speed out of the new CPU? Is it limited by the board parameters even though this is an acceptable upgrade?
 

Answer:CPU Overclocking

There are many limiting factors, it could be locked to a certain multiplier on the board not allowing you to raise it anymore, or it could be the RAM holding your CPU back.
 

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hello
I've started to overclock my computers parts a bit.

My RAM's at 5-5-5-15 (I'm working on getting it lower) and 1104Mhz (high enough I believe...)

The thing is that my cpu doesn't want to go higher then an extra 81mhz (YeY).

As soon as I set the FSB at anything higher then 276 it doesn't work!

OBS: I don't know how to overclock my cpu through BIOS. I simply cant find it? My MoBo is listed above, anyone know where to look?
Questions: *Why can't I OC more then 81mhz? I know that it's different cpu to cpu, but just 81mhz?
*Where can I find the CPU OC in my BIOS?
Thx
 

Answer:CPU overclocking...

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Tonight,just for fun I OC my comp in AI Overclock for 20%.Everything is OK,but in everest I notice that my memory is now on DDr2-960.RAM is JETRAM from Transcend.Is this bad or good,and if it's bad how to OC without raising ram speed.
 

Answer:Overclocking p5n-e sli

Well the EVEREST report doesn't show what your CPU (MHz) and Multi is currently at, need to see the OC part of the report. You RAM is trying to maintain a 1:1 ratio with your CPU and if it doesn't your OC will be bottlenecking and not give any net gain. Basically the ratio is "FSB MHz:RAM MHz" and by using the AI Auto OC feature everything is being cranked up by 20%, you can manually OC your system and change the ratios but you need to be careful. The ratios are how the system communicates and if you have a slower RAM than your CPU e.g 5:4, then your CPU is sending out data but has to wait for the RAM to catch up and thus gives no benefit because the CPU has to hold onto the data until the RAM is ready. So in the 5:4 ratio the CPU is trying to send 5 lots of data "per clock cycle" but the RAM is only processing 4 lots of data so the CPU has to wait, the creation of a bottleneck.

You can OC RAM if it is good quality but you need to know what you are doing and ideally have added cooling or you can shorten it's life.

IMHO use the AI OC for about 10% until you have a greater understanding of what is occurring and the potential outcomes.
 

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how do i set my computer to to go slower or faster when i put in a faster hard drive it frezzes so what do i do

Answer:overclocking

What do you mean by "faster hard drive". I think we need a lot more details before we can help. We can't even tell if you are replacing the current drive or adding an extra drive to the computer? What is the interface (PATA or SATA)?

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Question: overclocking ram

Looking for 2*512 ddr that is very good for overclocking.

Answer:overclocking ram

the kingston hyperx ddr400 series ram chips are nice.. check newegg.com

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Question: Overclocking

Hey guys i want to over clock my cpu a little bit.

i have a
pc chips M870 v2.0
cpu = Amd athlon 64 bit 3000+ 754

if you need any more info ask.
 

Answer:Overclocking

Take a look at this guide that I googled up. It has a nice section on the history and architecture of the Athlon64 chips too.
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=gethowto&number=1&howtopage=141&howtoID=58
 

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Question: overclocking

Hey guys ive read alittle about overclocking on some other topics but i need to know the concept behind overclocking and how its done. ANy help would be greatly appreciated. thanks


P.S. dont know anything bout ocing xcept reading bout it and trying to figure out what it is. i know how dumb can i get but im really into building my own system.

Answer:overclocking

Moved to overclocking.

I suggest you start by reading the stickies located at the top of the forum, and formulate further questions from there.

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Question: Overclocking

How exactly do I overclock my PIII?

550MHz

Answer:Overclocking

did you build it yourself??? if not you might have the slimest chance ever.

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I have read in some threads that overclocking of graphics card can widely improve the gaming performance of computer.I want to know what is overclocking ,how it is carried out and if there is any negative effect of overclocking.can every graphics card be overclocked irrespective of games?
 

Answer:what is overclocking?

Overclocking is making a component run faster than it was originally designed to run.

It can be done with a program, like rivatuner, or coolbits, or atitool(?).
It depends on the card, which you use.

Anyway, you just usually increase a slider from the stock core or memory speed a little and test that you don't get artifacts, if you go too far you can get artifacts or crashes.

Yes there can be negative effects, the worst of which would be that the component could fail, and that's no fun. The biggest problem is overheating, so you need good cooling to do this. Usually too high of voltage, or too high of temps. kill a unit. Sometimes more voltage than normal is added to a component to help give it stabiltity at the faster speed.

As long as you haven't gone too far oc'ing, and aren't gettin artifacts or high temps, then it should work in any game.
 

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Question: Overclocking CPU

Can anyone help me understand how to overclock my CPU? I don't know all the specs of my Processor but here's what I know

Intel Pentium 4 2.40GHz
System bus 534.55 MHz
Internal Clock 2405.46
System Clock 133.64
Multiplier 18.0

L1 T-Cache 12k u0ps
L1 D-Cache 8k Byte
L2 Cache 512 k
FSB Mode QDR

512MB Memory

Again, I have no idea what i'm doing.
 

Answer:Overclocking CPU

What motherboard do you have? If it isn't a custom built pc(by a local shop etc), it probably won't have a motherboard that can oc.

It needs fsb adjustment above 133, an agp/pci lock(asynchronous agp/pci), memory adjustments, and voltage adjustment.

You can either look in your bios for those features, or post the motherboard model, and we'll try to find out for you.

Here's a program that can help id your board, if you need help.
http://www.lavalys.com.hk/products/everesthome.asp
 

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I have an nvidia gforce pcx 5750 and need to put a little more power into it. I want to be able to run bf2 at medium video settings without choppy gameplay. Would over clocking my gpu do the trick??
 

Answer:Is overclocking the way to go

Yes, but if you have the money upgrade.
if you do decide to overclock the process can be dodgey if done incorrectly.
secondly check your cooling for the card if its poor then i dont think i wolud over-clock it.
 

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Question: GPU overclocking ?

I decided to see what my graphics card is capable of as I would like to have the best graphics possible for gaming. I know that I will probably not need to overclock it for HL2 and such but I wanted to play around with it before I started playing more modern games.
The card is a PowerColor HD 4850 512MB. It has a nice ZeroTherm copper cooler which seems to run pretty quietly.

OS is XP PRO SP3.

Initially I started using the ATI Catalyst Control Center that came with the 9.4 driver. Seems that the newer 9.5 driver actually degrades performance. The automatic overclock function gave a nice little bump but I could not fathom out how to get control of the fan speed. When I exited the program I left it set with the higher clocks, this may be important.

So I downloaded ATI Tray Tools and had a small play. I stopped the overclocking facility as I was running out of time. So the higher clocks are not maxed out yet, I'll see how far it will go another day.

Q1) Do my fan settings look ok ?


Q2) How do I change back the BIOS GPU/MEM to the original clocks of 500/750 and does it matter if I don't ? As you can see I have manually set the current clocks to standard and set them to run at startup.

Q3) This is as far as I went oc'ing, will I get a better gaming experience in HL2 with these rather than the standard clocks ? If it makes no difference I'll go with the standard clocks.


Temps look ok to me at those settings. However as the testing was going on ... Read more

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Question: Overclocking

I know what overclocking does and I know what hurtful things can come from it. But what software/hardware do you need to do it and how would you go about doing it.

Answer:Overclocking

When you overclock,you are pushing the CPU above and beyond the "safe" zone as per manufactuers spec. Depending on your motherboard,some motherboards have utilities you can download from their site to monitor and tweak the CPU from your desktop. BE WARNED!: overclocking can lead to a fried CPU! Be sure you have adquate system cooling on both the CPU and your tower or case, as the overclocked CPU will run much hotter than before.

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}{'lo!I have an old mobo (IN440EX made by GVC or BCM, slot 1 proc at 300mghz not overclocked) and I noticed it had some pins on it with a little diagram that showed settings for 266mghz, 300mghz, 333mghz etc. I was woundering if i changed the jumpers to 333 for my 300mghz proc would that "overclock" it? and if so, do you advise it?Many thanks to those who read and respond!Redeyes_Gambit

Answer:Overclocking

Fair warning of overclocking will for the most part null any warranty that you have on the computer. That is overclocking, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend that, because when you overclock your system isnt always as stable as before.

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does anyone out there know of a program that i can use to overclock my processer on a Gateway pentium III, if so please help me, it is a 1.0 ghz with a 133 mhz front buss, slow as *censored*, running 100 gig of hd and 512 mem

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No reason what you have should be slow.  Scan for virus's, spyware, etc.

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Hi my PC goes a bit like this (in fact it goes exactly like this)Athlon XP 2800 1gb ram Radeon 9800 proWindows XPHow does overclcking work and should I be thinking of doing it?

Answer:Overclocking

If your computer is that fast, I would think that overclocking isn't necessary...  Of course, that all depends on the user.Overclocking changes either the bus speed or the ratio that the CPU is set to.  Typically, to overclock a computer, if you have an unlocked BIOS, you can go into BIOS and change the settings...  This ends up in increased CPU temperature and (Depending on how much you overclock) decreased stability.  To keep the overheating and instability to a minimum, you should get a better cooling system...

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Hi if u guys remember me i was that kid that was getting a new comp in "New Comp List..." forum HERE i actually got a AMD 64 3000 (retail fan/heatsink) 1 gb of 3200 ram The case i got has 6 fans and my comp Under load has 36-38* temps i was just wondering if ne one has overclocked ne of these processors wat software they used or wat i should use and just info thanx again
happy holidays!
 

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How about using it as it is first ?
 

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I know this isnt a problem, But you guys know what your talking about about so i just wanted your opinion on this. Is Overclocking really bad, bad or not so bad. I read things that say its ok with good cooling, Then i read its bad im not sure what is the truth behind it. I do know it can dammage stuff, But is there such thing as a good overclock that doesnt dammage anything.

Answer:Overclocking

Only overclock if you have plenty of money, understand the risks and understand how cooling works. However, no matter how good the cooling, the system  can still become unstable and the life expectancy will degrade because you are using hardware on a level  that it was not meant for.

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Hello there I have a dell dimension 5150 running Pentium4 ,3ghz 512ram and x600 ati express gfx But here is my problem its saying the processor is overclocking its self, in sandrasoft its showing somit like this Processor(s)Model : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHzCo-Processor (FPU) : Built-inSpeed : 3.86GHzPerformance Rating : PR8492 (estimated)SMT Support : 2 Unit(s)Type : StandardRated Speed/FSB : 3000MHz / 4x 200MHzMultiplier : 15xGeneration : 7th (7x86)Revision/Stepping : 4 / 3 (0)Microcode : MU0F4305Serial Number : 0000-0F43-0000-0000-0000-0000Processor Cache(s)Internal Data Cache : 16kB synchronous write-backInternal Trace Cache : 12k?ops synchronous write-thru (8-way, 64 byte line size)L2 On-board Cache : 2048kB ECC synchronous write-back (8-way, 64 byte line size)L2 Cache Multiplier : 1/1x (equiv. 3860MHz)Host Interface(s)Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 257MHz (1028MHz data rate)UpgradeabilitySocket/Slot : MicroprocessorUpgrade Interface : ZIF SocketSupported Speed(s) : 4.00GHz (or more)FeaturesFPU - Co-Processor Built-in : YesVME - Virtual Mode Extensions : YesDE - Debugging Extension : YesPSE - Page Size Extension : YesTSC - Time Stamp Counter : YesMSR - Model Specific Registers : YesPAE - Physical Address Extension : YesMCE - Machine Check Exception : YesCX8 - Compare & Exchange Instruction : YesAPIC - Local APIC Built-in : YesCID - Context ID : NoSEP - Fast System Call : YesMTRR - Memory Type Range Registers : YesPGE - Page Global Enable : YesMCA - M... Read more

Answer:PC overclocking its self ?!!! help

MTRR 9 Range 7 : 000F7000-000F7FFF (988kB-992kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 0 : 000F8000-000F8FFF (992kB-996kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 1 : 000F9000-000F9FFF (996kB-1000kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 2 : 000FA000-000FAFFF (1000kB-1004kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 3 : 000FB000-000FBFFF (1004kB-1008kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 4 : 000FC000-000FCFFF (1008kB-1012kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 5 : 000FD000-000FDFFF (1012kB-1016kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 6 : 000FE000-000FEFFF (1016kB-1020kB) WPMTRR 10 Range 7 : 000FF000-000FFFFF (1020kB-1024kB) WPPAT SettingsPAT 0 : WBPAT 1 : WCPAT 2 : UC-PAT 3 : UCPAT 4 : WBPAT 5 : WCPAT 6 : UC-PAT 7 : UCPerformance TipsWarning 222 : CPU speed higher than rated speed! Reduce CPU speed.Tip 210 : Mainboard supports faster CPUs, so the CPU can be upgraded when needed.Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.  also its looks like this when i start up my computer properties http://i1.tinypic.com/rsud6r.jpgi havent overclocked or messed about with anything seems like its been like this for 3 weeks now since i got it! i cant play steam games or play battlefield 2 and swat4, steam games look like im in slow motion and everyone on the server can see my slow motioness while they run around me and when i play bf2 its like my aim is getting stuck, its not lag or connection problem, i have reinstalled windows and now i dunno what to do !  Any help would be great cheers !  :-?

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hi guys, what do you think how far could an amd64 3500+ (venice core) on an asus nforce ultra (this board gives plenty of overclocking features!) with just stock cooling, i mean the default heatsink provided by AMD and 4 case fans.

Another thing, which would offer better cooling if i completely remove my side case covers or should i keep it closed? would it somehow affect cooling negatively or positively?
 

Answer:AMD 64 overclocking

I know a lot of people recommend removing a side case, however it is my understanding that this is less efficient for cooling. When you take a side cover off, the fans are not able to direct the air flow as they were meant to. I may be completely wrong about this but it has been mentioned to me in past conversations with various tech people.
 

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I upgraded my work PC to:

2x PIII (coppermine) 700/100/256
832MB PC133 RAM
Asus CUR-DLS motherboard

I am looking to overclock and was curious if there was an asus tool to do this in windows. There is no option to do this in the bios. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Need help overclocking

It isn't very good overclocking in windows...

clockgen will though: http://www.cpuid.org/clockgen.php

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Ok so i overclocked a buddies 3.2 to a 3.38 and the temperature didnt change a bit. Im asuming thats a very good thing so im wondering if i should keep going or just let it go at that?

Answer:OverClocking

I'm assuming your talking about a P4.

Overclock slowly untill you hit the spot with errors. Then take a few steps back.

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where do u go to OC video card, CPU, etc... and how do i get there?

Answer:Overclocking?

nvm... i think i got it

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Is it true that you can overclock using the bios on the MOBO and/or increase the voltage to the MOBO?

Once agian I am a newbie N i am reading alot about PC. I get lost and I hope someone here can explain this to me in english

Sys:
pentium 4 3.0GHz
asus 478 socket P4C800
geforce fx5200
1gb ddr
antec 380Watt


Tryin to overclock MOBO?
 

Answer:overclocking

Yes, but while it is true that you can change clock speeds and voltages in the BIOS, it really is important to be carefull when changing settings in bios as small mistakes can easily fry your hardware.

Overclocking the CPU will probably not need much additional cooling as long as you don't change the volts. If you're going to overvolt you may need to increase the speed on your fans.
 

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