Well, there's no reason not to bump your processor up another 1 Ghz, even if you aren't into it hardcore. He'll feel like his computer lasts longer before it needs to be upgraded/replaced with a new machine. I'll never get into liquid nitrogen, unless they come out with a closed loop system someday that you don't have to add new LN2 to. For me, I just feel like you get a lot more for you money when you overclock. You can build the best PC in the world out of the all the best parts, and it'll have its ass whooped by the same pc, that has been overclocked. So it definitely lets you go longer without having to invest in a new PC to keep with the times.
But if you can overclock or not, is determined by the motherboard. In my experience, you have to have a "T-power" series motherboard if you are using a biostar brand motherboard. I am not sure though, maybe your bios has the overclocking options. Beware your CPU temps. I'd do a lot of reading up on it, cause if you do it the wrong way, you can kill your pc and have to buy new components. Or even corrupt your OS and lose all your data. And that would suck. Right now, I am running an intel core 2 duo e8400 at 4.1Ghz, and it only came stock running 3.0Ghz. My RAM was only supposed to run at 800Mhz, and I have it running at 1080Mhz. So the computer is hauling a good bit more ass than it would be without the overclock in place. And it shows, big time. When I get on any other computer, they feel like slugs. Even the brand new ones at best buy and the electronic stores. Especially laptops, ugh. I hate how slow laptops are now.
Its a lot like owning a stock mustang GT. Sure, its an ok car to begin with. But with a few upgrades, it can haul balls. Same thing with overclocking.
i think thedark1337 is a pretty cool guy. eh plays the game and doesnt afraid of anything
- later on when i was about 16 i suddenly came to the realization that i had zero appeal to women and i said "i'm going to say i'm gay from now on"
Last edited by justinsn95; 07-31-2010 at 08:57 PM.