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How do I tell if I am overclocking?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wikid24j, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. wikid24j

    wikid24j Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. BG-0

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    Do you want it not to be overclocked or just want to check? If you want it to stock settings, go to BIOS, find a "load fail-safe defaults" and it's not overclocked.
    To check, you'd need to know your CPU model and use some utility to check if its frequency is at the default level(it would be not oced that way).

    Or are you thinking about the graphics card being overclocked, too?
     
  3. hrlow2

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    If,what you are asking ,is whether you CAN overclock, go to BIOS and look for a setting that enables you to adjust the FSB, Memory latencies, etc. Probably advanced settings.
    Be careful if doing this. Go slowly in small stages and run for a while to check on stability.
     
  4. wikid24j

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    Thanks for the info, and to answer your question I don't want it overclocked, if it is already. I'm just not sure how to check for it. If it is overclocked, I'd like to undo the overclocking. How do I get to the BIOS, do I hold a certain key when the computer boots?
     
  5. hrlow2

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    When booting up you will see a screen that tells which button to press to enter Setup.Usually F8, but on my HP its F1. You have to be quick because it doesn't appear for very long.
     
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