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I Want to overclock

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jetamay, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. Jetamay

    Jetamay Thread Starter

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    Now my CPU usage is below about err 70%, 80% of the time, But my processor is really slow I believe, and my parents won't buy me a new one. They say my computer is updated and well. I know thats a lie. My computer has 512MB of ram and a really crappy processor I was thinking about over-clocking, because the speed of my computer to becoming to slow for the developing of applications, and every now and then I would like to play some sort of fps. Of course this computer was quite well 1-2 years ago. But it sucks now. I put some of my HDD space for my RAM to use, but RAM is not increasing my computer speed one bit. So I know the risks of over-clocking are REALLY BIG as of having to buy new computer parts.
     
  2. MichaelDee

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    Adding another 512mb of ram would be a start.
    A lot more info about your pc would be helpful, who makes it, programs on it (ie norton), is it a dell, etc.
     
  3. Waldo_II

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    Well, if you are sure you want to overclock, make sure you have an adequate cooler for your CPU/Video card/HDD/RAM/whatever you want to OC.

    When OCing, do so at something like 5mhz at a time. Use a program like CoreTemp to monitor CPU tempurature. If it gets anything over 50C, you are in trouble (CPU). GPUs, as I hear it, can take much more heat.

    What are your specs?
     
  4. Jetamay

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    A picture is wearth 1000 words =D
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  5. gamerbyron

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    If you overclock too much, you computer will be fried up, you'll need to make sure your temp is cool.

    What fps games are you trying to play?
     
  6. charlesviper

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    For increased performance in a FPS, get a new Video Card, the processor doesn't do much in that instance.
     
  7. Jetamay

    Jetamay Thread Starter

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    Well Really I play fps 10-20% of the time I am on the computer. Its just just thet my computer is really slow, I mean look at thoughs stats, are they not out-dated.
     
  8. gamerbyron

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    What games are you trying to play is it?
     
  9. gamerbyron

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    Can you please give us an update?;) :)
     
  10. Aussie_Dundee

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    To me it sounds like you are in desperate need of a system clean up. Consider formatting your hard drive after backing up anything usefull that you want to keep. And i promise you will see an increase of speed. Adding ram is also very helpful. the CPU is outdated but still more than capable of running a system like windows pre vista just fine.
     
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