overclocking

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Nicolasdec, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

    Nicolasdec

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    I know this is a mac forum but I have a home build pc (motherboard MSI K8N Neo4, CPU AMD Athlon 64 +3200 2.0 GHz, Graphics card Nvidia 256MB geforce 6600 LE, HD 250 GB IDE gateway, RAM DDR-SDRAM 1GB) and i am trying to overclock the CPU ive got it to go up to 2.4 GHz but after that the system goes unstable do you know any way i could get a higher clock speed? also is it hard to overclock the RAM? Also do you think its enough to run windows vista?
     
  2. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    Getting a CPU to overclock 20% is actually pretty good. The best chip ever was the Celeron 300a which could overclock to 450MHz, which is 50%

    The only way that you would be able to get the proc to overclock higher would be to a) don't use air-cooling. You need liquid cooling. b) you will need to increase the voltage to the memory and to the processor. c) you will need to make sure your RAM is rated pretty high, and you have the fastest RAM you can get.

    What you're doing when you overclock, is you're increasing the FSB of the machine. Which, when multiplied by the processor's "clock multiplier" will give you the clockspeed of the processor.
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that will handle Vista just fine, it has enough power.
     
  4. Nicolasdec thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nicolasdec

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    When I go over 2.4GHz the system goes starange and bugy. If i got water cooling system whould i be able to clock it to 3.00 GHz
     
  5. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it, but it depends on a lot of factors. On how cool your processor will be, how effecient your water cooler is, how fast your memory is, how effecient your motherboard is... short answer, i doubt it.
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    The difference once you go over the 2.0Ghz mark is negligible anyway really, you're talking milliseconds. I've never seen much of a noticeable difference when you go above that mark to be honest.
     

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