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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Overclocking?

I know nothing about it but from what I've read overclocking is the main reason people build their own computer. I'm curious if I can really get anything extra out of my current components.


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Sure, what CPU cooler you usin?





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Sure, what CPU cooler you usin?
It's the stock cooler that came with the CPU. Only other cooling is what came with my tower and this is what I currently have...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

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Get you a CM Hyper 212+ or better CPU cooler and 3.4-6 should be no problem. Keep in mind, that no BE chips have a locked multi so you have OC through the FSB in turn OCing your memory as well.





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I use to overclock competitively when I was a super nerd. I did everything from air to liquid nitrogen. I suggest you don't even try - you'll spend a shitload of money, lots of frustration, and by the time you get your shit running properly some douchebag 15 year old's parents will buy him a new processor which is now faster than yours. You do learn a lot about computers in the process though, but I'm done with it now.
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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.

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Thanks for the input Justin. And now that I think about it, my mobo actually came with overclocking software from Biostar, hell i've even got an option to control my fan speeds in my computer case. Pretty sure I can OC my videocard as well.

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