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OverClocking My Cpu.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tweakkz, Oct 20, 2008.

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  1. tweakkz

    tweakkz Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. BG-0

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    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:
     
  3. Gulo Luseus

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    Second question first- you cant allocate cores. They are used as and when required. You may be able to disable them which has occasionally been seen to produce good results, but thats as far *** it goes.

    First question second- as above, if you cant afford to lose it, dont clock it.And going from 2.2 to 3.2 is probably pushing the reality envelope- a 50% clock on a Phenom is not going to work too well. As for one of those cooler things, what are you looking at?Air cooling, water cooling, phase, forced, pelts, or something else? I dont know how much experience you have with hardware, but changing a heatsnk isnt always an easy thing and can cause huge problems if not done correctly.
    Having said that, overclocking can give benefits, but be aware it can also kill your rig faster than a gorilla with a machine gun :)
     
  4. crjdriver

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    I would doubt you would get that cpu past 2.6 or so stable. Next you have an even numbered core ie 9500 rather than the newer 9550. There is a problem with the 9500, 9600, etc. Most board makers have released a bios update for this problem. I would install that fix if you are having any stability issues.
     
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