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How do you Overclock the CPU?
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How do you Overclock the CPU? A lot of people here Overclocked their CPU. How do they do that?
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#2
It involves entering BIOS and manually set the speed of the CPU. If you want to overclock your best bet is using google to find a good guide and also search for your specific CPU to learn what its capable of.
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#3
Yep, there was many threads on this forum about that and even hundreds more on others ... No problem to find info about that on google.
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+overclock+a+CPU

Oh, and if you have a pre-built computer from one of the main PC distributors (Dell, HP etc.), and you didn't buy it in the last year or so, there's a 99% chance that your BIOS will be a proprietary BIOS that has 0 overclocking options. There is still a chance that you can overclock, but it's much more complicated and requires you to open up your case, find a specific crystal (the clock generator) on your motherboard and read the tiny serial number on it, and hope that it is one of the numbers on the list of compatible clock generators on software such as SetFSB.
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And let's be perfectly clear... if you aren't going to follow the instructions fully and you are at all squeamish about possibly destroying your PC... don't do it. Period.
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He has asked about how to overclock a cpu, but he hasn't really said anything about overclocking his cpu.
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#7
It's about the CPU and the motherboard. If your CPU sucks, there is much less point in overclocking it. If your motherboard sucks, it won't allow you to overclock, period. And if you have to ask, there is a 75-90% chance at least one of these is true for you, the latter being almost 95%.

Hope that helps.
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#8
On the contrary, if your CPU sucks, overclock it to more acceptable speeds. Unless of course, your talking about ancient CPUs below 2Ghz... but then again, 50% overclocks from 400Mhz to 600Mhz are awesome Smile
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Track: The slower a processor is in it's generation the better it usually overclocks as long as you have a good enough motherboard. Where as top of the line models in a generation generally don't have a whole lot of headroom. Where you may get 40-50% max overclock of the lower end, a top of the line there is usually a glass ceiling around 10-15%.

CKL: It's very unlikely that someone that is asking about overclocking isn't at least contemplating doing it. I was saying that if someone does want to overclock, not to skip steps. You have to take things slow, or you risk permanent damage.
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(10-27-2009, 05:33 AM)boogerthe2nd Wrote: Oh, and if you have a pre-built computer from one of the main PC distributors (Dell, HP etc.), and you didn't buy it in the last year or so, there's a 99% chance that your BIOS will be a proprietary BIOS that has 0 overclocking options. There is still a chance that you can overclock, but it's much more complicated and requires you to open up your case, find a specific crystal (the clock generator) on your motherboard and read the tiny serial number on it, and hope that it is one of the numbers on the list of compatible clock generators on software such as SetFSB.

... and if you want to do it "right", it also requires you replace the cheap-ass cpu cooler, cheap-ass 300w power supply, add another 12v case fan, and drill some new holes in your case for better airflow.

(though if you get one of those horribly overpriced Dell XPS systems then you won't have to do any of that, at least)
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