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Old 6th June 2008, 10:35 PM   #1

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Default Overclocking Your System

I've heard a lot about overclocking one's CPU but I haven't really looked it up. What is it exactly? And is it risky in any way?

Do we require any special software to perform overclocking?

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Old 7th June 2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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Are they still doing that? I thought that went out when trying to make your 386 a 486.

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Old 8th June 2008, 01:23 PM   #3

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Hehh..I guess so, hear a lot about it..mostly from Hardcore adrenaline junkie gamers

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Old 8th June 2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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It's like putting your car on nitrous or raising compression for more horsepower. It works but comes at a price.. mainly heat and shortened processor life.

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Old 9th June 2008, 04:51 AM   #5
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I wont advise anyone to do over clocking because as soon as you do it warranty is void. So I dont think its a good idea.

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Old 29th June 2008, 08:40 PM   #6
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I overclock my system. Right now I have a E8400, which is quite overclockable. Its at 3Ghz stock and can hit 4GHz with the proper cooling and motherboard.

You can use software to overclock your CPU, but I wouldn't recommend it. It can cause stability issues and other issues. You ussually overclock through the motherboard's bios and you need to get a aftermarket heat sink. The heat sink can set you back 30 dollars ore more depending on what you're looking for.

Shoot me a PM if you want any help.

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Old 27th March 2009, 12:14 PM   #7
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most chip manufacturers usually place a safety "buffer" on their chips.
Kinda like that extra air on an aerosol spraycan.
This means that you can squeeze a little more juice out of your system.
However, this produces a lot of heat because the chip is operating above its usual level therefore a good cooling system is recommended or else the extra heat generated may crash your system (or fry the chip).

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Old 27th March 2009, 04:06 PM   #8
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There is what you call safeoverclocking. Most new chipsets comes with it, you can overclock your processor to some degree and it won't get fried. However, if you use liquid-cooling system, then thats another story - you can overclock your processor to its maximum but still gets a decent low temperature.

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Old 29th April 2009, 04:58 AM   #9
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If you have an insane thermal cooler for your CPU maybe like a water-thermal cooler... why not overclock it? I've seen a video on Zalman water-thermal cooler and the guy overclocked his processor and was running all kinds of multimedia, the CPU's temperature was like around 40 degrees Celsius. That is really one powerful thermal cooler.

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